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unctuous
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • "Don’t worry, Mr. Rearden," said an unctuous voice over a long distance telephone line from Washington, "I just wanted to assure you that you will not have to worry."
  • At a signal from Wesley Mouch, his voice boomed suddenly over the prairie, an unctuous, fraudulently solemn voice magnified by the microphone inventor’s ingenuity into the sound and power of a giant: "Ladies and gentlemen . !

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  • But she kept her attention on me, unctuously gesturing, and even as he leaned and bucked into her she held out her open hand to me, as if I should take it when I crept my way inside.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • He made no effort to be civil, or his normal unctuous, ingratiating self.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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