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undemonstrativeness

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  • But if these two saxophonists play with an even, almost chilly undemonstrativeness, their melodic ingenuity is dazzling – a demonstration of creativity within the strict boundaries of chord forms that almost rivals Charlie Parker's.

    Lee Konitz/Warne Marsh: Lee Konitz With Warne Marsh

  • For Fee kept herself folded up with quietness, and a total undemonstrativeness; the substitution was an inner thing no one had time to see, except the new object of her love, who made no outward sign.

    The Thorn Birds

  • He had laughed at her undemonstrativeness, demanding expressions and proofs of her affection that were wholly foreign to her upbringing until her Oriental reserve had slipped from her whose only wish was to please him.

    The Shadow of the East

  • But she had learned to love this slim, gray-eyed girl with an affection all the deeper and stronger from its very undemonstrativeness.

    Anne of Green Gables

  • The undemonstrativeness of the act, so unlike her usual volcanic energy, touched him out of prudence.

    The Californians

  • Affection and trust, undeviating undemonstrativeness, identity of feeling as to religion, children, property; and, in regard to views on the question of sex, a really strange unanimity, considering that they were man and woman.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • He spoke gently to her, and she replied with a like undemonstrativeness.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • With like undemonstrativeness he took a seat at Ida's side, and returned

    The Unclassed

  • Pag said afterwards she was bubbling over with undemonstrativeness, which was clever for him.

    Somehow Good

  • She even laid aside her usual quiet undemonstrativeness, and petted and made much of me, though she laughed a little at what she called my solemn face.

    Esther : a book for girls

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