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artificial behavior adopted to impress others

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a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

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Selon les chiffres de cette 1ere etape d'affectation, 2361 nouveaux diplomes des CRMEF exerceront dans le primaire, soit 80 enseignants de tamazight, 2155 dans le secondaire collegial et 2544 dans le secondaire general qualifiant.
A young man returns to his Congo village from Paris and shows off his new French affectations, only to return to Paris with an admiring friend and enter the shady world of undocumented immigrants.
Oprah sheds her affectations, or what some might see as affectations, after more than 30 years as one of the richest and most powerful women in the world.
Les poursuites disciplinaires, les postes de responsabilite vacants, la reconsideration des postes de responsabilites dans certains tribunaux, les demandes de mutation de responsables judiciaires, les affectations des attaches de justice appartenant a la promotion NA37 et d'autres questions diverses, figurent aussi parmi les points a l'ordre du jour de cette reunion.
"There's something I really like about affectations with people's mouths, and he does this thing where the left side of his lip goes down when he talks.
One benefit Grant Gee's Joy Division documentary has over Anton Corbijn's Control biopic is that it has considerably less affectations. (Don't worry, there are still affectations, this is Joy Divison we are talking about.) But more importantly, everyone featured in Joy Division acts so thoroughly like they've been stereotyped in the past that to dramatize them in a narrative film seems kind of redundant.
He thoughtfully provides walking and Underground directions for each, assuming you have such a peculiarity yourself, and provides a range of odd graves, baffling decorations, odd products on sale, columns to nowhere, carvings inspired by those of the Romans, but at a distance of a couple of thousand years, and of course all the affectations of the Victorians.
True Scouser, no affectations and generous to Merseyside charities.
But the real stars are his two young daughters and Jackie, who reacts to her husband's ridiculous affectations - such as insisting that all the books he's packing be colour coded - with affectionate tolerance.
The good news, for those who believe Blair's vocal delivery and general performance in interviews is highly impressive, is that Brown has already mastered one of his outgoing boss's affectations.
Instead of explaining that Plains farmers came to recognize the problems with their methods of cultivation, Egan writes they "got religion" Similarly, wealthy ranchers are not cattlemen, but rather "fancy-pantsers." And as for the growing rural-urban divide of the Jazz Age, Egan notes that "[t]he country had one foot in the fields, one foot in a bathtub of gin in the city." For those who live in the heartland (and probably even for those who do not), such affectations seem awkward and condescending, however well-intentioned the author might be (and from reading his acknowledgements, there is no doubting Egan's warmth and sincerity).
Radio 4's controller Mark Damazer said: "She took the character of Julia Pargetter with all her flaws and affectations and made her into a believable human being.
It was highly topical at the time it was written and has remained popular because the affectations satirised in the opera live on today innearly every walk of life.
"I was about to replace him when suddenly he came to work after a long weekend and had the accent down pat - with none of the affectations.
Still, they are all presented with an obviously loving manner, with no excessive affectations to mar the naturalness of the music.