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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Demure
 
  Demure as a cat.
            —Anonymous
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  Demure as a nun.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Demure as a Quaker.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Demurely as a judge that pronounceth sentence of death.
            —John Ford
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  As demure as if butter would not melt in his mouth.
            —John Ray (Handbook of Proverbs, 1670)
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