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.
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.
3 She went downstairs calmly, with her old demure bearing, at dinner-time.
4 She looked as demure and maidenly as ever, but she had the same will of her own.
5 So, like a demure arcadian field-marshal, Hilda arranged the material part of the journey.
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.
7 I think I see him now, trying to be as demure and composed as Anhalt ought, through the two long speeches.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
12 Her hair was demure, low on her forehead with a parting and a coiled braid.
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.
14 Again, another reminded her of children at play, and still another of nothing on earth but a demure lady stroking a cat.
15 Each and all were answered by a smile, a bow, and a demure "Yes" or "No" with the chill on.