But there was no affectation in her assumption of a becoming bearing or in her picturesque words.
There is no affectation about them, and as they come straight from your heart, so they go straight to mine.
This was a weak affectation that found its chief votaries amongst literary men ambitious of an easily earned artistic reputation.
His style is copious and flexible; abundantly idiomatic, but without any affectation of being so, it carries with it the force and freshness of popular speech, while it lacks not at the same time a flavour of academic culture.
"What year did you enter the service?" he asked with that affectation of military bluntness and geniality with which he always addressed the soldiers.