(adv.) in a demure manner; 'the army girl, tall and demurely pretty, threw a quick side-glance at her'.
Edited by Ian--From WordNet
(adv.) In a demure manner; soberly; gravely; -- now, commonly, with a mere show of gravity or modesty.
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- She was occupied in knitting; a large cat sat demurely at her feet; nothing in short was wanting to complete the beau-ideal of domestic comfort. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- She was dressed in a single filthy, ragged garment, made of bagging; and stood with her hands demurely folded before her. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Spects it's my wicked heart, said Topsy, demurely; Miss Feely says so. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- The young man, who was dining alone with his mother and sister, glanced up in surprise and saw Mrs. Archer's gaze demurely bent on her plate. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- Amy was gratified, but of course didn't show it, and demurely answered, Foreign life polishes one in spite of one's self. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- Zoe, replied Helena demurely, is assisting Dick to find more flowers. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- One ancient sleigh there was, demurely standing by its modern companions, said to have been built in 1625, and it was still good. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- So do I, she replied demurely; therefore, Colin, I will finish your garland. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- Miss Sharp had demurely entered the carriage some minutes before. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Meg colored, but a mischievous fancy to tease the girls made her reply demurely, You are very kind, but I'm afraid he won't come. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- Sherlock Holmes smiled demurely. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- You are right, said Holmes demurely; you do find it very hard to tackle the facts. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
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