AFFECTATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AFFECTATION
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affectation
 n.  a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  All the affectation of interest she had assumed had left her kindly and tear-worn face and it now expressed only anxiety and fear.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
2  The dull, sleepy expression was no longer there, nor the affectation of profound thought.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVIII
3  With an affectation of respect which evidently struck Alexander unpleasantly, he rode up and saluted.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XV
4  He went to balls and into ladies' society with an affectation of doing so against his will.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II
5  And the little princess began to cry capriciously like a suffering child and to wring her little hands even with some affectation.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER VIII
6  He did not say that the Emperor had kept him, and Prince Andrew noticed this affectation of modesty.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER V
7  The others all followed, dispirited and shamefaced, and only much later were they able to regain their former affectation of indifference.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI
8  said Balashev, using the words Your Majesty at every opportunity, with the affectation unavoidable in frequently addressing one to whom the title was still a novelty.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV
9  It is impossible to go back to the same conversation, to talk of trifles is awkward, and yet the desire to speak is there and silence seems like affectation.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XVII
10  Yet this demure affectation of extreme penitence was whimsically belied by a ludicrous meaning which lurked in his huge features, and seemed to pronounce his fear and repentance alike hypocritical.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
11  Michaelis talked frankly about himself, quite frankly, without affectation, simply revealing his bitter, indifferent, stray-dog's soul, then showing a gleam of revengeful pride in his success.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
12  There she heard the loudspeaker begin to bellow, in an idiotically velveteen-genteel sort of voice, something about a series of street-cries, the very cream of genteel affectation imitating old criers.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
13  'I expect she'll have to be pushed,' said Clifford at last, with an affectation of sang froid.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
14  The man seemed to avoid them rather than to seek them, but this without any affectation.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—WHICH POSSIBLY PROVES BOULATRUELLE'S INTELLIGE...
15  Milady changed the conversation without any appearance of affectation, and asked d'Artagnan in the most careless manner possible if he had ever been in England.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 31 ENGLISH AND FRENCH
Example Sentence: (180 in 13 pages)
16  Her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened.
17  He gave me a necklace as a token of his affection.
18  She sought solitude, and avoided us when in gaiety and unrestrained affection we met in a family circle.
19  They were not bound to regard with affection a thing that could not sympathise with one amongst them.
20  Almost any situation---good or bad ---is affected by the attitude we bring to.
21  Road development in the area has been severely affected by the conservation programmes of the council.
22  We tend to assume that everybody has a car these days and will be affected by these increases.
23  The trade union movement was swept along by the same tidal wave of patriotism which affected the country as a whole.
24  The whole food chain is affected by the over-use of chemicals in agriculture.
25  It's difficult to quantify how many people will be affected by the change in the law.
26  People were concerned that pets or wildlife could be affected by the pesticides.
27  Trading has been adversely affected by the downturn in consumer spending.
28  Each of us in turn had to describe how alcohol had affected our lives.
29  Development has affected vast swathes of our countryside.
30  We have not been directly affected by the latest cuts.