affectation


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artificial behavior adopted to impress others

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a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

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This issue of affectation is a returning theme even in Whitman's later work, but Stacy chooses not to address Whitman's own affected personas, stating, "It is perhaps too obvious to point out the irony of an author railing against affectation through a constructed persona" (39).
Most of the publications eligible for the scheme are expected to be in the Danish language, and hence cross-border trade affectation will be limited.
Hailing from the sleepy, rustic towns of Nyack and Kingston (which are a couple hours out of New York City and an hour away from each other), Coheed and Cambria--including guitarist Travis Stever, bassist Michael Todd, and drummer Josh Eppard--is sort of like a darker, more contemporary Styx without Dennis DeYoung's Broadway affectation or pouf stage personae.
Clearly if he has developed this level of pretentiousness and affectation on the back of one bad movie, can anyone have any doubt that the little brat has real star quality?
Interestingly though, Rychardus does not express his affectation directly but through six Latin poems in which Zeno's pets and his horse are all eagerly awaiting their young master's return.
The militant minority wore kerchiefs over their faces, which seemed like an affectation until we noticed that many of the faces behind the kerchiefs were brown and realized that masking was probably a sensible precaution.
Second, the authors seemed to be expressing middle-class pride in encouraging interaction with equals and cautioning against both affectation and servility.
Although we can find defenses of not un| (see litotes in your usage book), William Satire calls it "convoluted" and adds, "Most often 'not un-' is effete affectation used by people who know what they are not but are uncertain about what they are.
Although Gongora used the style to enhance the sonority and richness of his verse, in the hands of lesser poets it became mere affectation, and Gongorism later became synonymous with bad writing.
Fougere explained that the new law also recognizes a third-party beneficiary account system ("compte a affectation speciale"), allowing segregation of the collections from securitized assets and those from the originator's operating assets.
In particular, we would assess their performance in terms of drug affectation, documentation of arrested/surrendered pushers and users, and internal cleansing efforts, Committee Chair and Deputy Regional Director for Operations PSSupt.
But pandering to a ludicrous affectation that at 14 he has an addiction to nicotine only manageable through vaping at school is ridiculous.
As for the 'skinny larty brigade', this mispronunciation is just an affectation picked up in nail bars and beauty salons.
It's the sort of affectation that gets films labeled as "quirky," although this one happens to be inspired by a true story.
None of that affectation matters one jot though when you play the violin like a man trying to ward off the coal-eyed hounds of Satan himself with just a bow strung with horse hair.