Usage examples for affecting

  1. 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
  2. " 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
  3. It is this, again, that makes many popular songs so affecting. – The Art of Literature by Arthur Schopenhauer
  4. 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
  5. A man cannot go on " affecting" for five and twenty years. – Charles Lamb by Barry Cornwall
  6. 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
  7. Such men feel that there must be a real change, affecting the very depths of our personality. – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. " 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
  12. But Barbara had turned to her bureau, affecting a discreet absorption in her list. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  13. 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
  14. " You have the advantage of me, sir," he said affecting ignorance. – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming
  15. And Judge Boompointer, gazing upon the affecting spectacle, burst into tears. – Condensed Novels by Bret Harte
  16. 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
  17. " 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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