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He did not say that the Emperor had kept him, and Prince Andrew noticed this affectation of modesty.
Its Literature and Art have what one might call the kink of the unseen about them, and this persists even through decadence and affectation.
Sergey Ivanovitch used to say that he knew and liked the peasantry, and he often talked to the peasants, which he knew how to do without affectation or condescension, and from every such conversation he would deduce general conclusions in favor of the peasantry and in confirmation of his knowing them.
Theirs was the affectation of respectability; - if indeed there be an affectation so honorable.
Vincy could tap his snuff-box over it and be jovial, without even an intermittent affectation of solemnity; and Mr.
The documentary risks being too arty, but Win Butler's onstage enthusiasm and theatricality in numbers like "Rebellion (Lies)" manage to override any affectations.
Le secteur de l'agriculture, des forets et autres affectations des terres occupe la deuxieme position.
A un mois de la reprise effective des cours, les affectations des laureats des Centres regionaux des metiers de l'education et de la formation (CRMEF) dans les regions du Royaume battent leur plein.
and Suburban Cowboy into a baroque cabaret, full of quirky affectations and the most unlikely singalongs.
A young man returns to his Congo village from Paris and shows off his new French affectations, only to return to Paris with an admiring friend and enter the shady world of undocumented immigrants.
Oprah sheds her affectations, or what some might see as affectations, after more than 30 years as one of the richest and most powerful women in the world.
Les poursuites disciplinaires, les postes de responsabilite vacants, la reconsideration des postes de responsabilites dans certains tribunaux, les demandes de mutation de responsables judiciaires, les affectations des attaches de justice appartenant a la promotion NA37 et d'autres questions diverses, figurent aussi parmi les points a l'ordre du jour de cette reunion.