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Definition of Disarmingly
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Literary usage of Disarmingly
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1. Contemporary American Novelists, 1900-1920 by Carl van Doren (1922)
"Mr. Hergesheimer with an artistic passion for "words as disarmingly simple as the leaves of spring—as simple and as lovely in pure color—about the common ..."
2. A Diplomat's Wife in Mexico by Edith O'Shaughnessy (1916)
"The Mexican is a past master at presenting the same condition under some other expedient and disarmingly transparent disguise. ..."
3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1905)
"“I am pleased to hear you have taken prizes to-day,” he added disarmingly. Mr. Arbon had also taken luncheon, where the president stood champagne royally. ..."
4. Lucky War: Third Army in Desert Storm by Richard M. Swain (1999)
"... by contrast with Schwarzkopf, is disarmingly candid and his evaluation of the theater commander is both admiring and critical. ..."
5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... in other words, a dull or insensitive mind: . . . another point missed by the disarmingly honest but hopelessly obtuse Meneghini —Peter G. Davis, ..."
6. The Music of To-morrow: And Other Studies by Lawrence Gilman (1907)
"He has revealed in this, as in no other work, his distinguishing traits. Nowhere else is he so completely and disarmingly himself, so happy in his medium. ..."
7. Politics of Compromise: NATO and AWACS by Arnold L. Tessmer (1995)
"... then Chief of Policy Plans in the Ministry of National Defence—a disarmingly affable and shrewd negotiator who appeared equally comfortable with both ..."