demure (adj.)
grave, serious, sober, solemn
2H4 IV.iii.89[Falstaff alone, of boys like Prince John] There's never none of these demure boys come to any proof
H8 I.ii.167[Surveyor to King Henry, of Buckingham's monk] with demure confidence / This pausingly ensued
Luc.1219[of Lucrece's maid] Her mistress she doth give demure good-morrow
TN II.v.52[Malvolio to himself] after a demure travel of regard ... to ask for my kinsman Toby
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