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She carried herself with supreme grace; there was not the faintest suspicion of staginess in any one of her movements.
BERENICEE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
And when he did, Sweets almost laughed at the staginess and absurdity of what he said.
BIG STUPECHARLES V. DE VET
The staginess of things infected or seemed to infect even Miss Irene Vanbrugh.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 150, JUNE 28TH, 1916VARIOUS
For, although the idea was excellent and proved so, its staginess, its artificiality cannot be denied.
MY AUSTRIAN LOVEMAXIME PROVOST
The humour of Beppo is the form in which naturalness overcomes the staginess and artificiality of Byron's earlier works.
MAIN CURRENTS IN NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE - 4. NATURALISM IN ENGLANDGEORG BRANDES
Its tawdry staginess, its "Sadler's Wells sarcasm," its constant striving after strong effects, are distressing to good taste.
COLLECTIONS AND RECOLLECTIONSGEORGE WILLIAM ERSKINE RUSSELL
His delivery of these lines possesses little but hopeless staginess and mannerism.
THE GALAXY, MAY, 1877VARIOUS
What mockery, what uncanny staginess for either her mother or herself to be so calm!
THE LAST SHOTFREDERICK PALMER
But the staginess of her acting was unbearable, and grew worse as she went on.
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAYOSCAR WILDE

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