Thesaurus / affectation

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She finds your old-fashioned affectations sweet, but more than that she craves what you have, the information you have carried in your body for so many decades.

Dark spaces on the mapKatie McLeanDecember 18, 2020MIT Technology Review

He signed off with a certain affectation, an identifiable term, so I'm not using it here.

If there is nothing more than acquirement, smartness, and the affectation of philanthropy, Chorley is a fine creature.

The florid style is a mixture of affectation and common-place.

Fricker was not a gentleman, but, thanks to his quietness and freedom from affectation, it was often possible to forget the fact.

There is no affectation of dignity or of knowledge about him, and it is well that there is not.

There is no affectation in the expression or the pose of the sitter, it is quite easy and natural, and beautifully simple.

Tales of the Wonder ClubM. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)

The man seemed to avoid them rather than to seek them, but this without any affectation.

Les MisrablesVictor Hugo

It is an affectation, the more foolish that it achieves nothing—no more credit at Stewart's—no more real respect in society.

The Potiphar PapersGeorge William Curtis

He spoke with an affectation of incredulity, which in his heart he was very far from feeling.

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