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Affectedly meaning

affectedly - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. In an affected manner; hypocritically; with more show than reality.
  2. 2. Lovingly; with tender care.

affectedly - examples of usage

  1. " I don't think I should care to talk to any one without being introduced," she remarked a little affectedly, to which Hal shrugged her shoulders and commented: " It's just as well you haven't to knock about in the world, then. - "Winding Paths", Gertrude Page.
  2. He had evidently read, not generally only, but deeply as well, and could apply his reading with singular felicity to the illustration of almost any subject under discussion, neither obtruding his knowledge absurdly, nor concealing it affectedly. - "The Queen of Hearts", Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009.
  3. I gazed and saw by the bluish- grey moonlight ladies in the bloom of youth negligently floating over the floor, and chiefly about the old spinet; elegant cavaliers attired, as in the olden time, in innumerable dangling ribbons, and the very perfection of lace collars and ruffles, seated cross- legged upon gold- fringed stools, affectedly inclining sidelong, shaking their perfumed locks, making little bows, studying all kinds of graceful attitudes, and paying their court to the ladies, all so elegantly, and with such an air of gallantry, that it reminded me of the old mezzotint engravings of the graceful school of Lorraine in the sixteenth century. - "The Man-Wolf and Other Tales", Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian.
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