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demure

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdemurede‧mure /dɪˈmjʊə $ -ˈmjʊr/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 QUIETquiet, serious, and well-behaved – used especially about women in the past 🔊 Old photos of Maggie show her young and demure.2 demure clothes do not show much of a woman’s body 🔊 a demure white dressdemurely adverb
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demureLovely, simple, and demure.He is as good as his name, as wild, eccentric and ebullient as Keane is demure and disciplined.I wore jeans or the demure dresses approved of by the school authorities.But the demure look toward the floor, the disclaimer with the hands often as not look faked when seen.The deceptively demure Meredith was led outside by the masked Lucenzo.Her maids carried them upstairs and demure Penelope retired with great contentment in her heart.When they become possessed by their spirits, these demure, purdah-confined ladies undergo a remarkable change.She looked almost demure, she thought disparagingly, glaring at her reflection as if her dilemma were all the mirror's fault.
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