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A figure that had seemed to him by day demure and innocent came towards him by night through the winding darkness of sleep, her face transfigured by a lecherous cunning, her eyes bright with brutish joy.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
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.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Scarlett seemed demure and sweet enough these days, but there was a pleased complacency in her eyes which annoyed people and she carried a chip on her shoulder which no one cared to disturb.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
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.
Towards Connie the Squire was always rather gallant; he thought her an attractive demure maiden and rather wasted on Clifford, and it was a thousand pities she stood no chance of bringing forth an heir to Wragby.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
She showed him her ball book with demure satisfaction when he strolled instead of rushed up to claim her for the next, a glorious polka redowa.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
They paused to look for partridges in a rim of woods, little woods, very clean and shiny and gay, silver birches and poplars with immaculate green trunks, encircling a lake of sandy bottom, a splashing seclusion demure in the welter of hot prairie.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
A girl not out has always the same sort of dress: a close bonnet, for instance; looks very demure, and never says a word.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
Again, another reminded her of children at play, and still another of nothing on earth but a demure lady stroking a cat.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin Context