Your indifference is half affectation
, and a good stirring up would prove it.
I said that you did," answered Jessie, with an affectation
of cherubic simplicity.
They had music; Emma was obliged to play; and the thanks and praise which necessarily followed appeared to her an affectation
of candour, an air of greatness, meaning only to shew off in higher style her own very superior performance.
Willoughby's behaviour in taking leave of them, his embarrassment,and affectation
of cheerfulness, and, above all, his unwillingness to accept her mother's invitation, a backwardness so unlike a lover,so unlike himself, greatly disturbed her.
However, I mentally shake hands with you for your answer, despite its inaccuracy; and as much for the manner in which it was said, as for the substance of the speech; the manner was frank and sincere; one does not often see such a manner: no, on the contrary, affectation
, or coldness, or stupid, coarse-minded misapprehension of one's meaning are the usual rewards of candour.
Besides, it's infernal affectation
- devilish conceit it is, to cherish our ears - we're asses enough without them.
MY aunt went on with a quiet enjoyment, in which there was very little affectation
, if any; drinking the warm ale with a tea-spoon, and soaking her strips of toast in it.
Now, look here," I said with an affectation
of gravity, "if you'll tell me how you came by those things, I'll make it worth your while.
I wonder not that the restraint appears to gall you more it were for your honour to have retained the dress and language of an outlaw, than to veil the deeds of one under an affectation
of gentle language and demeanour.
Nor indeed can there be a better proof of the insincerity and affectation
of some of the zealous adversaries of the plan of the convention among us, who profess to be the devoted admirers of the government under which they live, than the fury with which they have attacked that plan, for matters in regard to which our own constitution is equally or perhaps more vulnerable.
I bet you think I am writing all this from affectation
, to be witty at the expense of men of action; and what is more, that from ill-bred affectation
, I am clanking a sword like my officer.
Milady changed the conversation without any appearance of affectation
, and asked D'Artagnan in the most careless manner possible if he had ever been in England.