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affectation
used in Of Human Bondage

4 uses
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Definition
behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
  • He fancied there was something of affectation in Cronshaw's minute knowledge of cricket; he liked to tantalise people by talking to them of things that obviously bored them; Clutton threw in a question.
    41-42 — Chapters 41-42 (79% in)
  • She was wantonly aesthetic; but she was an excellent creature, kind and good natured; and her affectations were but skin-deep.
    47-48 — Chapters 47-48 (17% in)
  • He did not care any more what his friends thought about him: Cronshaw with his rhetoric, Mrs. Otter with her respectability, Ruth Chalice with her affectations, Lawson and Clutton with their quarrels; he felt a revulsion from them all.
    51-52 — Chapters 51-52 (75% in)
  • She spoke with a cockney accent, but with an affectation of refinement which made every word a feast of fun.
    81-82 — Chapters 81-82 (65% in)

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