Now that she has retired as CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, she can demurely admit “sometimes we pushed the envelope.”
demurely they poured drinks and politely tried to speak English.
They are demurely dressed and stuffed into shiny shopping bags, soon to be tattered but reused in my new life.
"Some of it might come out of a cookbook," said Betty demurely.
He didn't mean to be patronizing, but he had Betty demurely leaning on his arm, and—dear me!
"Perhaps I am," murmured Joan, and demurely passed on up the stairs.
Why should I,” answered Mabel, demurely, “since I am going with you?
A moment before he had supposed her demurely breaking hearts at St. Cloud, and Paris under her feet.
"My mother doesn't like me to make too many acquaintances," said Jennie demurely.
“Yes, it gets dark before one realizes,” said Nance demurely.
late 14c. (early 14c. as a surname), from Old French meur "mature, fully grown, ripe," hence "discreet," from Latin maturus "mature" (see mature (v.)) [OED]. The de- in this word is of uncertain meaning. Or possibly from Anglo-French demuré (Old French demoré), past participle of demorer "stay," and influenced by meur [Barnhart]. Or from Old French de (bon) murs "of good manners," from murs (Modern French moeurs) [Klein].