demure


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To be sure, they were hardly as silent and demure as those wonderful creatures, nor were they by any means as diligent.
No part of his form was to be discovered through his overdress, but a face that was illuminated by a pair of black eyes that gave the lie to every demure feature in his countenance.
A girl not out has always the same sort of dress: a close bonnet, for instance; looks very demure, and never says a word.
Yet this would be done with a demure abasing of your eye, sometimes, as the Jesuits also do use.
Yes, it was Gomez, but no longer the Gomez of the demure smile and the mask-like expression.
He was an elderly man, thin, demure, and common-place--by no means the conception one forms of a Russian nobleman.
Next morning Father Brown appeared with the same demure expression, carrying yet another piece of pink newspaper.
Lucy tried to look demure, but could not help feeling a great fool.
On the contrary, I was so demure and used to seem so unconscious that sometimes I considered within myself while I was sitting at work whether I was not growing quite deceitful.
She must be a woman of complicated character, and there was something dramatic in the contrast of that with her demure appearance.
James Wilder, demure and courtly, but with some trace of that wild terror of the night before still lurking in his furtive eyes and in his twitching features.
She was adoring something shallow and smug, clinging to it, so the obstinate mouth witnessed, with the assiduity of a limpet; nothing would tear her from her demure belief in her own virtue and the virtues of her religion.