undemonstratively love



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  • adv. In an undemonstrative manner.


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  • Here was a good and gentle spirit which strove undemonstratively for the salvation of a being the circumstances of whose birth bordered on the infernal.

    Tropic Days

  • There were some Sabbath loiterers in the street, and it was necessary that the two should part undemonstratively.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • At Washington he came into contact with the statesmanship and the demagogy of the republic, and, while the former gave him a magnificent reception, the latter quietly and undemonstratively quenched his hopes.

    The Autobiography of a Journalist

  • They strolled undemonstratively up the nave towards the altar railing, which they stood against in silence, turning then and walking down the nave again, her hand still on his arm, precisely like a couple just married.

    Jude the Obscure

  • He welcomed me undemonstratively, but with evident sincerity; and there was an entire absence of the constraint which often accompanies the meeting again of friends whose cordial relations have suffered interruption.

    The Lost Stradivarius

  • SOPHY _meets_ MURIEL; _they kiss each other undemonstratively.

    The Gay Lord Quex A Comedy in Four Acts

  • The young wife, who I must say is the daughter of a penniless country clergyman with a large family, was radiant; the Major was quietly and undemonstratively pleased to see me; the veil of the years fell off, and I found myself back on the old easy terms with him, as when we were schoolboys together thirty years ago.

    The Silent Isle

  • He had to realise that at an age when he might naturally have looked for a tranquil home life -- a life tended and soothed into its natural decline by the care and devotion of the wife he had undemonstratively but most tenderly loved, he was suddenly cast adrift like the hulk of an old battleship broken from its moorings, with nothing but solitude and darkness closing in upon his latter days.

    Innocent : her fancy and his fact

  • The count waited undemonstratively until Ammiani had come to an end.

    Vittoria — Volume 3

  • His way with ladies is sisterly -- undemonstratively affectionate.

    Twenty-One Days in India; and, the Teapot Series


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