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Usage examples for affecting

  1. Such men feel that there must be a real change, affecting the very depths of our personality. – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  2. It is a plain question, vital to the welfare of all New- Yorkers, affecting the destiny of the American nation. – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  3. He thought that to please Angelo and him she was affecting more interest than she was able to feel. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  4. I went immediately to the Long Room, where I found him, and, affecting to know nothing of his engagement, told him, I would do myself the pleasure to wait upon him in the afternoon, and to present his sister with a ticket for the ball. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  5. It is this, again, that makes many popular songs so affecting. – The Art of Literature by Arthur Schopenhauer
  6. " We'll parade him, Tom," said he, affecting a cheerfulness which did not the least deceive his companion. – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville
  7. When we got into Ratu Lala's boat at Vuna there was another very affecting farewell. – Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines by H. Wilfrid Walker
  8. Another very good speaker at their meetings was known as Yankee Bill, whose homely appeals were often very striking, and even affecting in a degree. – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
  9. The change is affecting the meaning of marriage, since we are becoming inclined to suppose that man and woman are not simply male and female. – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  10. " You have the advantage of me, sir," he said affecting ignorance. – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming
  11. She then told her the affecting scene we had witnessed, and described the amiable girl who supported the dying mother by making these flowers. – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  12. " I am sure that I shall be pleased to hear them," said the Colonel, affecting not to notice Jeanne's start of surprise as she heard his name. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  13. Affecting an assurance which he was far from really feeling, Crochard, surnamed Bagnolet, shrugged his shoulders carelessly, and said,- Do I know any English? – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  14. And Judge Boompointer, gazing upon the affecting spectacle, burst into tears. – Condensed Novels by Bret Harte
  15. I meant soon- or more likely later- to discuss the matter quietly with Darthea; for then, as always, I held to the notion that the wife should have her share in every grave decision affecting the honour and interests of her husband. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  16. But Barbara had turned to her bureau, affecting a discreet absorption in her list. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  17. I know that it's quite the correct thing for judges to ask ridiculous and silly questions, affecting not to know what everybody in the world knows quite well. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  18. He ordered the wine; drank a glass, which coloured a new mood in him; and affecting a practical manner, said: 'I confess I have been a little hurt with you, Harrington. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  19. " You will have Bessie to talk to," she answered, turning her face to the window, and affecting to watch the inspanning of the post- cart in the yard on to which it looked. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  20. A man cannot go on " affecting" for five and twenty years. – Charles Lamb by Barry Cornwall
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