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  • The president was very suave, for so large and strong and hearty a man.
  • As their suave courtesy smothered him, Martin felt like a footman.
  • Because he loved her and also was fond of her, he was annoyed when she was less sleek, less suave, than the women he encountered at Angus Duer’s.
  • Ross McGurk was at the time a man of fifty-four, second generation of California railroad men; a graduate of Yale; big, suave, dignified, cheerful, unscrupulous.
  • He’s no tougher than—he’s a lot better than the financiers who cover up their stuff by being suave Poor devil! I’ll bet right now Clif’s tramping in the rain, saying, ’The one man I ever loved and tried to do things for has turned against me, now he’s—now he has a lovely wife.
  • Are you still my brother? I was a good cook at the almshouse, wasn’t I!" Had he been suave then and witty, she would not have been greatly interested.

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  • He plays the role of a suave James Bond type character.
  • affable, suave, moderate men...smugly convinced of their respectability

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