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It is the sort of affectation a bad man might pick up after too many viewings of “The Shining.”
Cringe is only possible in a cultural and political moment like ours, when we have so effectively surrounded ourselves with those who share our affections and affectations.
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.
And he replied shortly, and with a slight charming affectation of pride: "I did without."
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
To me the national affectation of piety and holiness resembles a white shirt put on over a dirty skin.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Her affectation of extreme youth was so absurdly ridiculous, that it made her appear older and uglier than she really was.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
Avoid affectation; it is the sure test of a deceitful, vulgar mind.
He is a stranger to affectation—that dangerous rock to the would-be wit; he is natural, and is witty without trying to be a wit.
Whilst earnestly endeavoring to acquire true politeness, avoid that spurious imitation, affectation.

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