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  • "I am sure I don't wish it," I said quite frankly -- he is not the sort of man with whom one would ever think of _minauderie_, "but Madeleine will be miserable about me."

    The Light of Scarthey

  • She would have been handsome, but for rouge and minauderie — would have been civil, but for overstrained airs of patronage and condescension — would have had an agreeable voice, had she spoken in her natural tone — and fine eyes, had she not made such desperate hard use of them.

    Peveril of the Peak

  • The little plump Cleopatra, dressed to as much advantage as her taste could devise, and seated upon her embroidered cushions like Venus in her shell, neglected nothing that effrontery and minauderie could perform to draw upon herself some portion of the King's observation; but

    Peveril of the Peak

  • /minauderie/-- would have been civil, but for overstrained airs of patronage and condescension -- would have had an agreeable voice, had she spoken in her natural tone -- and fine eyes, had she not made such desperate hard use of them.

    Peveril of the Peak

  • Cleopatra, dressed to as much advantage as her taste could devise, and seated upon her embroidered cushions like Venus in her shell, neglected nothing that effrontery and minauderie could perform to draw upon herself some portion of the King’s observation; but Charles was not in the vein, and did not even pay her the slightest passing attention of any kind, until her boatmen having ventured to approach nearer to the

    Peveril of the Peak

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