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  • r  in a stuffy manner
    `Come in please,' he said stuffily

  • Rather stuffily, Audie refuses to prove it in their adobe cottage, explaining that he is already "pledged," and that at best a white man can handle only one wife at a time.
  • By day they loaf in a reverie of sun, and then at night, heedless of moral convention, the unmarried couples bed down together, "living in sin," as they stuffily used to.
  • But the stuffily named asset-management program has been a conspicuous flop from the beginning.

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