demure

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Synonyms for demure

Synonyms for demure

not forward but reticent or reserved in manner

Synonyms for demure

affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

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Then that is settled," said Clara demurely, and the talk drifted to other matters.
In her room, your Highness," replied the little maid demurely, for this was Ozma's favorite attendant.
I could just count six of them, as the creatures seated themselves demurely in a circle round the chair.
You don't come very often, so we are rather over-powered when you do honor us," she said, demurely.
So Phebe sat demurely in her place while her new teacher laid forth books and slates, a pretty inkstand and a little globe; hastily tore a bit off her big sponge, sharpened pencils with more energy than skill, and when all was ready gave a prance of satisfaction that set the pupil laughing.
Sara and Felix departed and we watched them down the lane in the moonlight--Sara walking demurely in one runner track, and Felix stalking grimly along in the other.
Brinkworth, is one of the bad passions," she answered, demurely.
Kitty sat very demurely on her knee, pretending to watch the progress of the winding, and now and then putting out one paw and gently touching the ball, as if it would be glad to help, if it might.
The girl hobbled to the wall of the building, leaned against it, and thanked him demurely.
We can be glad 'tain't our'n," she observed demurely.
Miss Sharp had demurely entered the carriage some minutes before.
She decided to dress demurely in a little grey number as she limbered up for her moving session in London, not far from her home.
In a photocall before the hearing, he posed with his team, the female witnesses sitting demurely in the front row while Boycott stood behind them grinning.
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A vintage photograph of a dark-haired 16-year-old Norma Jean smiling demurely in a simple eyelet wedding gown standing next to her new husband, James Dougherty, on June 19, 1942, begins bidding at $6,000; the gown at $60,000.