demure-looking love

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  • So, too, with the elaborate fantasy of the geisha and even those demure-looking virtual girlfriends: Perhaps we would be better off seeking comprehension of both people and art through the culture that produced them rather than in the distorted fun-house mirrors of our own dreams.

    A Haunting Woman

  • The Bleeding Lamb had a formidable rival in the field of prophecy in the person of another strange frequenter of our office -- a demure-looking gentleman named Atkinson who professed to be the reincarnation of Christ, and who preached the millennium.

    A Girl Among the Anarchists

  • She was a pretty, demure-looking child, only somewhat thin and fragile in appearance, not in the least like her mother, but I could trace instantly the strongest resemblance to her father.

    The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 355, October 16, 1886

  • I was rather disappointed in the appearance of Cousin Statia; I had expected to see a fresh, smiling-looking country girl, but I found a stiff, demure-looking young lady, at whose age I scarcely dared venture

    A Grandmother's Recollections

  • Joe? 'asked a prim, demure-looking darky, in a black suit, with a white neckerchief and stiff shirt collar; probably some neighboring preacher.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • "We deemed it our duty to do so, being married women," broke in a little squeaky voice, belonging to the most demure-looking one of the party.

    Dawn

  • In the cemetery is a stone cross (1519) with Mary and Child against it, resting on a demure-looking figure holding an open book.

    The South of France—East Half

  • "Not exactly," Clement answered, smiling, and quite delighted to find such an unexpected vein of grave pleasantry about the demure-looking church-dignitary; for the Deacon asked his question without moving a muscle, and took no cognizance whatever of the young man's tone and smile.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867.

  • While she was looking at him a lady was announced, a most demure-looking little person in a grey costume, and a small, close-fitting princess bonnet, tied under her chin, and trimmed with a big Alsatian bow in front.

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius

  • A little later Beth saw that the demure-looking little person in the princess bonnet was taking her leave.

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius

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