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  • But with a sudden well-assumed ebullition of spirits he drew her toward the dancing-floor, and as they swung around and around in

    Chapter III

  • Ordered to leave, Virginia made her departure with genuine or perhaps just well-assumed insouciance, while Chaplin announced his plans for her replacement.

    Chaplin’s Girl

  • ‘If,’ said he, in a well-assumed indignant tone of injured innocence, ‘there be any in the club who do suspect me of anything unbecoming a gentleman in this affair, I am willing to retire from it till the matter shall have been investigated; but in such case I demand that the investigation be immediate.’

    The Three Clerks

  • 'What have I to do with all this, Paul?' asked his sister, with a well-assumed indifference.

    The Continental Monthly , Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Much, however, to the surprise, and possibly the relief, of the British officers, they were received not only without any signs of hostility, but with smiles of well-assumed welcome.

    The Story of the Guides

  • Mr. Lawrence Bury, with real or well-assumed enthusiasm; but Zelma, replying to his interruption only by a slight blush, went on to say, that she had been taught that poetry, art, and romances were all idle pastimes and perilous lures, unbecoming and unwholesome to a young

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859

  • "_Is that all_?" said Mr. Stevens, with a well-assumed look of disappointment.

    The Garies and Their Friends

  • Hepsey retired hastily, lest her face should relax its well-assumed severity.

    Hepsey Burke

  • "I mean," said he, with well-assumed ignorance, "the things that this unhappy woman is accused of having stolen."

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 563, August 25, 1832

  • In her well-assumed anxiety for the comfort of the weary traveller, she prepared a warm bath for his refreshment, and at a given signal from the treacherous queen, Ægisthus, who was concealed in an adjoining chamber, rushed upon the defenceless hero and slew him.

    Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

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