demurely

[ US /dɪmˈjʊɹɫi/ ]
[ UK /dɪmjˈɔːli/ ]
ADVERB
  1. in a demure manner
    the army girl, tall and demurely pretty, threw a quick side-glance at her
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How To Use demurely In A Sentence

  • The dialogue continues, with the banks demurely declining as the government exhorts.
  • He seated himself demurely with his legs drawn closely to one side, posing for the cameras as though for a fashion shoot.
  • Jimmy Camicia was the writer/director/producer cum chief cook and bottle-washer of the “Hot Peaches” troupe, as he likes to demurely put it. Jackie Curtis…zany Warhol star! « Julian Ayrs & Pop Culture
  • He had originally proposed an idea for a tamer programme, aimed at a young audience but with contestants sitting demurely on a sofa answering general knowledge questions.
  • Unwilling to enter till the children were dismissed he remained here till young voices could be heard in the open air, and girls in white pinafores over red and blue frocks appeared dancing along the paths which the abbess, prioress, subprioress, and fifty nuns had demurely paced three centuries earlier. Jude the Obscure
  • You know what a mouse-like little walk he has, scratching along the sidewalk so demurely; but to-night, after he passed our place I heard him actually break into a hippety-hop, and as A Certain Rich Man
  • You can be demurely sipping a cup of tea on the veranda of the old Moana Hotel, or boldly practicing your marksmanship at the Royal Hawaiian Shooting Club.
  • the army girl, tall and demurely pretty, threw a quick side-glance at her
  • Later, she is presented as a rather dowdy vestal virgin or as an elegant but staid matron demurely working on her embroidery.
  • New Haven one Saturday evening, and being dressed in black, was taken for a minister, and asked to preach: he was apparently a little insane, and at first talked "demurely," but at last "railed like Rabshakeh, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 71, September, 1863
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