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Affectation is attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real.


  • Affectation is an awkward and forced Imitation of what should be genuine and easy, wanting the Beauty that accompanies what is natural.
    • John Locke, On Education, Section 66, Affectation, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 11.
  • Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins.
  • There Affectation, with a sickly mien,
    Shows in her cheek the roses of eighteen.

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