demureness


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reserve in speech, behavior, or dress

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the trait of behaving with reserve and decorum

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the affectation of being demure in a provocative way

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There are things we know we know: the two sides don't really want to live together but at present can't see a feasible alternative to marriage, so vacillate between affected demureness and outright chauvinism as they begrudgingly inch towards the altar where the UN awaits, spent flowers in hand.
That balance between demureness and rawness is how she pulls off giving her rapper boyfriend a lap dance in "Body Party" while seeming very much in charge.
Conversely, Munoz's funeral ceremony lacked Tito's demureness and was marked instead by the chaotic proximity of kinship--Munoz was regarded more as a father figure, a part of the family, than as a head of state.
I believe that for a trip to the groves, for obedience and demureness, I will get the things I want.
The voices in Light are often detached from reality in an existential manner and in the context of female demureness. From an aesthetic point of view, the characters' use of silence, or white space, creates an impressionable effect.
A traditional expectation of demureness was another reason that prevented women in the region from highlighting their capabilities among people that mattered.
Adams' demureness does not represent any affectation of an apolitical rarefied aesthetics, however.
Chapter 5 deals with late Stuart writers of tragedy: Mary Pix, Delarivier Manley, Catharine Trotter, and the mysterious 'Ariadne', as the 'shift to women-centered pathos' transformed the 'tragic ideal', which, then, became a distinctly passive (not 'passionate') 'virtuous demureness'.
Lose British demureness and the auditorium seating and this would be a full-blown knees-up.
In calling for women's demureness, Ulloa--a former president of the Conferencia Episcopal de Costa Rica (CECOR)--said that otherwise "they [women] are dehumanized, they are turned into a thing, an object, nothing more."
He says: " On one level it's used as a badge of belonging, on another it's a powerful and raw statement of breaking free of preconceived notions of demureness." In an imperfect world, overuse of expletives may be viewed positively since it does away with all the hypocricy beneath the veneer of civility.
She sang the sections between the chorus with a simpering demureness, including the following verse:
(24) Social ideals about appropriate female sexual behaviour, such as demureness and innocence, increased providers' expectations that women would not be interested in using female condoms.
demureness, considered a sign of less agency and persuasive power.