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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But delivered not as an affectation designed with the annoying goal of social climbing but as part of projecting an affectation of a front, a style that is part of an overall image - this is something far less odious and can even be entertaining.
Cynically, it is easy enough to dismiss his passion as an affectation or to argue that there are causes more worthy of attention than the Kurdish people.
These expressions are nothing but a silly affectation when used by we English.
According to Wolff, Eglantine was a woman "sweetened and spiritually transformed by the rules and religious practices of her choice, who can be in the world without being of it, gracious without affectation, and friendly without boldness."
The moon unpeels itself without affectation. It's exhausting,
Colluthus was an Egyptian epic poet from the late fifth century AD, and his only extant work is a Greek epyllion in 394 hexameters titled The Abduction of Helen, which scholars generally dismiss as a product of late-antique rhetorical affectation and stagnation.
Il a mobilise certains de ses anciens axillaires, des marchands ambulants et certains commercants pour prendre part a ce mouvement de protestation tenu devant le siege de l'annexe administrative qu'il chapeautait avant son affectation ailleurs suite a d'innombrables dysfonctionnements et plaintes des citoyens, indiquent de sources concordantes.
"What used to be called good manners is now regarded as affectation. Open a door for a young woman and she is likely to call security"- Sir Terry Wogan.
"The conclusion they have reached is that he is in the ground, in the coffin, but the earth isn't quite over him" BBC political editor Nick Robinson reporting on what he believes the Prime Minister and senior Cabinet colleagues think about Labour leader Ed Miliband "What used to be called good manners is now regarded as affectation. Open a door for a young woman and she is likely to call security" Radio presenter Sir Terry Wogan "I have a desire to be held closely around the waist till corsets become tempting, though usually they are abhorrent" Item just unearthed in a sex diary written in 1914 by women's campaigner Marie Stopes "Like Beowulf, I am impossible to date"Slogan seen on the T-shirt of a young woman at the Cambridge Folk Festival
Many had assumed his everpresent sunglasses - even indoors - were a rock star affectation, but he explained during a recording of last night's Graham Norton Show for BBC1 that they are to help with his vision problem.
LONDON (AP) -- U2 singer Bono says his ever-present sunglasses aren't a rock-star affectation -- he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years.
The noise can be a result of voice pathology, or simply an affectation. Once you learn to recognize vocal fry, you may start hearing it everywhere.