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Examples of affectation

Sentences with the noun affectation

2 examples:

I have no affectation when I speak.
(Lisa Kudrow)

Committed to the music, he played with raw passion, "like a man possessed", as one critic put it, though without affectation.
(The Independent - People, )

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14 examples:

There is no affectation and hypocrisy in Mozart.
(Yehudi Menuhin)

Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation.
(Francis Bacon)

Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox.
(American proverb)

Affectation is a greater injury to the face than small-pox.
(German proverb)

Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine.
(Jacques Barzun)

The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.
(Henry Fielding)

Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.
(Lord Chesterfield)

Laura thinks this is the latest affectation of the food industry.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

This is not some hipster affectation; she really is awkward off stage.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

There's a reason for Bono's ever-present orange-tinted sunglasses, and it's not rock-star affectation.
(CNN - Entertainment, )

When people believe that they are hidden behind an affectation they can be prone to some reprehensible behaviour.
(Forbes - Technology, )

It’s a sentiment that hits awfully close to home in this annoyingly oblique exercise in arty affectation by Bingham Bryant and Kyle Molzan.
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

A jet-black carpet that rolls ZZ Top-style nearly down to his belly button, the filmmaker’s prodigious facial hair might strike you at first as some kind of hipster affectation on steroids.
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Lake Bell takes a somewhat more compassionate aim in her new movie, "In a World…" But whatever the proper response to this affectation of today's seemingly grown women, it would be wrong to consider them descendants of the distinctive-voiced cartoon siren Betty Boop.
(Sheri Linden in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

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