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On the other hand, Vera Galloway was transformed into a demure-looking shop assistant waiting a customers' orders.
What scenes, what tragedies, what comedies, those bright houses and demure little villas concealed.
You never saw a more demure, harmless and even helpless looking bit of a thing in your life.
Father Letheby, at the end of the table, looked as demure as a nun.
MY NEW CURATEP.A. SHEEHAN
We little thought what you were up to, so grave and demure as you both were.
THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFECHARLOTTE M. YONGE
“You must be merciful to Mrs. Molyneux,” she remarked, with a demure gravity that did her credit under the circumstances.
SWORD AND GOWNGEORGE A. LAWRENCE
She has strict orders not to rise until her fire is lit, and having broken them there is a demure elation on her face.
MARGARET OGILVYJ. M. BARRIE
Louisa, looking rather demure, came in this afternoon and announced the American Secretary.
POLLY THE PAGANISABEL ANDERSON
He claimed always to be rigidly righteous, and was seen in the camp-meeting and the church sanctified and demure to a proverb.
THE BROKEN SWORDDENNISON WORTHINGTON
Yes: consider these houses well; how demure, how well-ordered, how shining, as I have said; and then think of what they conceal.
THE SECRET GLORYARTHUR MACHEN

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