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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Simper \Sim"per\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Simpered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Simpering}.] [Cf. Norw. semper fine, smart, dial. Dan. semper, simper, affected, coy, prudish, OSw. semper one who affectedly refrains from eating, Sw. sipp finical, prim, LG. sipp.]

1. To smile in a silly, affected, or conceited manner.

Behold yond simpering dame. --Shak.

With a made countenance about her mouth, between simpering and smiling. --ir. P. Sidney.

2. To glimmer; to twinkle. [Obs.]

Yet can I mark how stars above Simper and shine. --Herbert.

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