At this point Judy's demureness gave way and she laughed till the tears came.
(With the faintest suggestion of demureness) All pretty things do.
Of a sudden she would assume a demureness, utterly bewitching in its veiled and perfect mimicry.
"I'm visiting Jane," she replied at length, with an affectation of demureness.
He was captivated by her freshness and beauty, her demureness, her ignorance of all things vicious.
This with a sudden explosiveness at the last, after the demureness.
There was in the frock a demureness almost Quaker-like which as a foil for her beauty breathed the very essence of coquetry.
Judith, the picture of demureness, would give him a glance that would almost create an explosion.
She walked up the long interior with the demureness of a stockbroker's young wife out for the evening from Putney Hill.
Polly, usually the essence of demureness, turned and looked at us with hard, angry eyes.
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].