Demurely De*mure"ly, adv. In a demure manner; soberly; gravely; -- now, commonly, with a mere show of gravity or modesty. [1913 Webster]

They . . . looked as demurely as they could; for 't was a hanging matter to laugh unseasonably. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • demurely — adv. modestly, unassumingly, shyly; reservedly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • demurely — de·mure·ly …   English syllables

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