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Demure

adverb

1) Of sober or serious mien; composed and decorous in bearing; of modest look; staid; grave.

2) Affectedly modest, decorous, or serious; making a show of gravity.

v. i.

1) To look demurely.

Examples Sentences for

Demure

1) Charlotte’s heroines are typically divided selves – women who are outwardly Demure yet inwardly passionate, full of an erotic and imaginative hungering which must be locked back upon itself in meekness, self-sacrifice and stoical endurance.
2) Maria agreed with him and favoured him with Demure nods and hems.
3) Her manners gave some re-assurance to Edward, and he had courage enough to sit down; but his embarrassment still exceeded that of the ladies in a proportion, which the case rendered reasonable, though his sex might make it rare; for his heart had not the indifference of Lucy’s nor could his conscience have quite the ease of Elinor’s Lucy, with a Demure and settled air, seemed determined to make no contribution to the comfort of the others, and would not say a word; and almost every thing that WAS said, proceeded from Elinor, who was obliged to volunteer all the information about her mother’s health, their coming to town, &c which Edward ought to have inquired about, but never did.
4) Jane herself is both Demure and dissenting, ambitious and self-effacing, submissive and self-assertive; and the narrative, by conveniently disposing of Rochester’s mad wife Bertha, allows her to fulfil both her erotic desires and worldly aspirations without the social disgrace of committing bigamy.
5) Her manners gave some re-assurance to Edward, and he had courage enough to sit down; but his embarrassment still exceeded that of the ladies in a proportion, which the case rendered reasonable, though his sex might make it rare; for his heart had not the indifference of Lucy’s nor could his conscience have quite the ease of Elinor’s Lucy, with a Demure and settled air, seemed determined to make no contribution to the comfort of the others, and would not say a word; and almost every thing that WAS said, proceeded from Elinor, who was obliged to volunteer all the information about her mother’s health, their coming to town, &c which Edward ought to have inquired about, but never did.
6) Maria agreed with him and favoured him with Demure nods and hems.
7) Jane herself is both Demure and dissenting, ambitious and self-effacing, submissive and self-assertive; and the narrative, by conveniently disposing of Rochester’s mad wife Bertha, allows her to fulfil both her erotic desires and worldly aspirations without the social disgrace of committing bigamy.
8) Charlotte’s heroines are typically divided selves – women who are outwardly Demure yet inwardly passionate, full of an erotic and imaginative hungering which must be locked back upon itself in meekness, self-sacrifice and stoical endurance.