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Word: demure

Definition: (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure


Sentences Containing 'demure'

Ashrah is a Netherealm demon with the appearance of an elegant and demure woman, dressed in a white outfit with a large hat attached with a veil covering the back of her head.
His landscapes, especially the early ones with their dominating cloudy skies, demure bodies of water and populated with cattle, are typical for the School of Barbizon.
It is the Hellfire club members who dress her this way; she appears for less than ten minutes of show time in this manner, always demure, though ending with Cartney attacking her with a whip.
On rounding a point a pirogue, skilfully paddled by a youth, shot out, and in its bow was a girl of fifteen, of fair face, beautiful black eyes, and demure manners.
With what a demure assumption of being immensely older and wiser than I, the fairy little woman said I was 'a silly boy'; and then laughed so charmingly that I forgot the pain of being called by that disparaging name, in the pleasure of looking at her.

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