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Miss Sharp had demurely entered the carriage some minutes before.
She was occupied in knitting; a large cat sat demurely at her feet; nothing in short was wanting to complete the beau-ideal of domestic comfort.
Descending from her chair, she came and placed herself on my knee; then, folding her little hands demurely before her, shaking back her curls and lifting her eyes to the ceiling, she commenced singing a song from some opera.
Amy was gratified, but of course didn't show it, and demurely answered, "Foreign life polishes one in spite of one's self.
I mean to say," said Jessie, stealing her arm around her sister's waist demurely, "that you are perfectly right.
Female characters are feisty, intelligent and refuse to sit demurely on the sidelines while engaging yet flawed male counterparts have all the fun.
Tulipa 'Abu Hassan' and Queen Wilhelmina veer towards the hotter end of the spectrum, while we've chosen the demurely pretty 'Apricot Delight' for our daughter Alice's garden.
FACTUAL Time was when Sir Trevor (left) sat demurely behind his desk presenting the news.
This smiling but resolute dynamo, demurely dressed in lace-trimmed dresses, gloves, and smart little hats, broke down Old Guard networks to obtain White House, Supreme Court, and other lofty press credentials.
Meanwhile, Princess Cheryl of Hearts was still smiling demurely whenever anyone from within a 50-mile radius of Newcastle appeared on stage.
Hatami was dressed very demurely at the ceremony with a hat that covered most of her hair, a loose fitting and long-armed dress that did not reveal her curves, and a long skirt that fell well below her knees.