demure

Part of speech: adverb

Demurely.

Part of speech: noun

Demureness.

Part of speech: adjective

Sedate; modest; also, prim; coy.

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Usage examples "demure":

  1. I had a demure little face, but it looked upon me from the glass less sorrowfully than I had seen it since my mother's death. - "Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life", Ann S. Stephens.
  2. He had left a demure Quakeress with Peggy, and returned to find this beautiful, radiant girl. - "Peggy Owen and Liberty", Lucy Foster Madison.
  3. Demure in it she looked, like an agreeable reminiscence, alive, and a little up- to- date, of the women of long ago. - "The Beetle A Mystery", Richard Marsh.