Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Reserved in discourse: implying affectation of modesty.
  • Affectedly moderate at table.

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Examples

  • Death is on all sides of him with pointed batteries, as he is on all sides of all of us; unfortunate surprises gird him round; mim-mouthed friends and relations hold up their hands in quite a little elegiacal synod about his path: and what cares he for all this?

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