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  • "Demure" and "submissive" were not words in her vocabulary, thus making her very nearly the opposite of the feminine ideal of her day.

    Never Come Down

  • I sampled two natural colors in line with my personal taste -- Demure and Bliss, the latter which had a touch of shimmer.

    Marcia G. Yerman: Sunscreen Protection and Nail Polish: A Green Approach

  • Demure, girly Alice on her hands and knees in the mud.

    The Book Of Spells

  • I had a joke with my mother: whenever I told her I had to get dressed for an interview, she would always ask, “Demure or slightly sexy?”

    One From The Hart

  • Demure as he is, Mr. Dungy is considered one of the game's fiercest competitors.

    A Coach's Faith

  • I have merely underscored the highly obvious here of course: Mademoiselle Demure whips off the gray two piece suit, only to emerge from under the table as Madame Voracious!

    The four Yip Fashion Blender à la Alpha Auer...

  • Demure and fragile-looking girls, pictures of maidenly innocence, with a semblance of conventional unction about their heads, were there like apparitions that a breath might dissipate.

    The Magic Skin

  • Demure and daintly, a Danish delight; blinded I was, all through the night.

    jaimewolf Diary Entry

  • JUDY WOODRUFF, CNN CORRESPONDENT, (voice over) Demure no more.

    CNN Transcript May 20, 2005

  • “Demure and wotsit,” I said, picking a pair of knickers from the pile and putting them on my head.

    Mates, Dates: Besties:

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