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affectation
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

3 uses
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Definition
behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
  • He had a mincing way of talking, a thin, reedy voice that sounded like an affectation.
    4 — Mama (97% in)
  • ' Talk about grand affectations!
    8 — The Kleppmann File (68% in)
  • As for his eyes, they were wide and blue as a baby's, and he had eyebrows permanently lifted as if to say affectedly, "How charming!"
    17 — Benson versus Boyle (73% in)

There are no more uses of "affectation" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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