DEMURE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DEMURE
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demure
 a.  modest and reserved in manner or behavior
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  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
2  A man of her own class he would not mind, for Connie was gifted from nature with this appearance of demure, submissive maidenliness, and perhaps it was part of her nature.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
3  She went downstairs calmly, with her old demure bearing, at dinner-time.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
4  She looked as demure and maidenly as ever, but she had the same will of her own.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
5  So, like a demure arcadian field-marshal, Hilda arranged the material part of the journey.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
6  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
7  I think I see him now, trying to be as demure and composed as Anhalt ought, through the two long speeches.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
8  Surprise and satisfaction were both for an instant to be read upon his eager face, though when she glanced round to find out the cause of his silence he had become as demure as ever.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
9  There we found Mr. 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
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
10  But Scarlett intended to marry--and marry Ashley--and she was willing to appear demure, pliable and scatterbrained, if those were the qualities that attracted men.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
11  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
12  Her hair was demure, low on her forehead with a parting and a coiled braid.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
13  She looked demure and pretty, and made a graceful picture in her blue cashmere dress and little blue hat, with a plaid shawl drawn neatly about her shoulders and a clumsy pocket-book in her hand.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IV
14  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
Get Context   In IX
15  Each and all were answered by a smile, a bow, and a demure "Yes" or "No" with the chill on.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
Example Sentence:
1  She was demure and reserved, a nice modest girl whom any young man would be proud to take home to his mother.
2  She gave him a demure smile.
3  When offered a post on the board of directors, David had to demur: he had scruples about taking on the job because he was unsure he could handle it.