affect (v.)
assume, display, put on, practise in an artificial way
AW I.i.51[Countess to Helena, of ceasing her tears] lest it be rather thought you affect a sorrow than to have't
Cor V.iii.149[Volumnia to Coriolanus] Thou hast affected the fine strains of honour [also sense 5]
KL II.ii.94[Cornwall to all, of disguised Kent] Who ... doth affect / A saucy roughness
MM I.i.4[Duke to Escalus] Of government the properties to unfold / Would seem in me t'affect speech and discourse
TC IV.v.178[Hector to Menelaus] Mock not that I affect th'untraded oath
Tim IV.iii.200[Apemantus to Timon] Men report / Thou dost affect my manners, and dost use them
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