Definition of affected
Examples of affected in a Sentence
Leinart laughs with his friends about the parallels with his favorite TV show, but he's sensitive about the perception that he's an affected socialite. —Michael Silver, Sports Illustrated, 23 July 2007
… he accused the literary establishment of eschewing good clean writing and advancing affected, artsy prose instead. —Judith Shulevitz, New York Times Book Review, 9 Sept. 2001
Without this fraught boundary between old money and new, between inherited and affected tastes, some of our greatest writers would have had to find something else to write about. —E. B. Harper, Civilization, June/July 2000
With a workmanlike thoroughness, they alter their diction and mannerisms for each new role—for example, Kidman drops her voice at least half an octave and adopts a suitably tailored upper-class accent to portray an affected starlet who carries a teddy bear to surreptitious trysts. —Celia Wren, Commonweal, 26 Feb. 1999
affected laughter at the boss's jokes
with her pinkie extended, the four-year-old held her tiny teacup in that affected manner that some women have
Recent Examples of affected from the Web
Nevertheless, Love said the county will call all landlines in the affected areas on Friday and again on Sunday to let residents know about the spraying.
Depending on the affected area, procedures can run from $5,000 to $25,000.
Were the affected flights on Boeing large jets instead, there would be no question about their ability to fly.
North Alabama saw some declines but was significantly less affected than places like Chilton County, according to Doug Chapman, a regional extension agent in north Alabama.
The scientists then teased out how much of those fluctuations came from water being added to or subtracted from Earth’s surface, and calculated how that affected forces deep underground where earthquakes begin, or nucleate.
Burns said another round of community open houses are planned in late summer in affected areas of Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Children and those with asthma could be the most affected.
Recreation impact, including closure of the Mule Hill Trail and protection of existing interpretive areas along the affected trail segment.
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AFFECTED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of affected for English Language Learners
: not natural or genuine
AFFECTED Defined for Kids
Definition of affected for Students
: not natural or genuine affected manners
affectedlyadverb laughing affectedly
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