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  • Silas was imperturbable.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Out of loudspeakers all around Zollverein, the staccato voice of the Reich grows like some imperturbable tree; its subjects lean toward its branches as if toward the lips of God.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • "Name?" the interrogator inquired imperturbably.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Looking in Rupert’s direction, I saw him nod fractionally as he caught Dougal’s eye, though he went on with the story imperturbably.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • Over Boris’s shoulder: imperturbable faces of strange, cold women.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • As though for reassurance he looked up at the imperturbable face in the portrait.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • "Seven hundred and seven miles from Liverpool," replied Mr. Fogg, with imperturbable calmness.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • He seems absolutely imperturbable.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • "But I have heard that the crocuses promise well," continued my companion imperturbably.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • At the same time Mercedes reappeared, paler than before, but with that imperturbable expression of countenance which she sometimes wore.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • "Good," said the imperturbable master.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • With her imperturbable calm she did not begin to speak in front of the valet.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • She looked at his two sisters, and saw them making signs of derision at each other, and at Darcy, who continued, however, imperturbably grave.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • CYRANO (imperturbably): Is that all?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • The boy drew his chubby face down to a formidable length, and commenced toning a psalm tune through his nose, with imperturbable gravity.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • He beseeches the tempest; the imperturbable tempest obeys only the infinite.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But when St. John had mused a few moments he recommenced as imperturbably and with as much acumen as ever.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • And so saying, he moved along the windlass, here and there using his leg very freely, while imperturbable Bildad kept leading off with his psalmody.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • She expected the agent to fly into a passion, but he was, to her bewilderment, as ever imperturbable; he even offered to go and get a lawyer for her, but she declined this.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • CHAPTER L Rhett never deviated from his smooth, imperturbable manners, even in their most intimate moments.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • These words were pronounced with that imperturbable phlegm which distinguished Athos in the hour of danger, and with that excessive politeness which made of him at certain moments a king more majestic than kings by birth.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • ’Every doctor should be—a little,’ answered that original, imperturbably.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • And my heart tightened as the first crowd swung imperturbably back to their looting with derisive cries, like sandpipers swinging around to glean the shore after a furious wave’s recession.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • "A little patience, I entreat, citoyenne," he continued imperturbably.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • The pluterperfect imperturbability of the department of agriculture.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • An uninhabited house of two storeys stood at the blind end, detached from its neighbours in a square ground The other houses of the street, conscious of decent lives within them, gazed at one another with brown imperturbable faces.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • His crumpled, hairless face was imperturbable.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Dr. Stockmann (imperturbably).
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • And he was the more esteemed for this imperturbable coolness.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • "We have to prepare some meat and fish," she would order the four cooks, who hastened to have everything ready under the imperturbable direction of Santa Sofia de la Piedad.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Hard by, the aisle of the church called the d’Urberville Aisle looked on imperturbably.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • There was something grotesque about him, sharpened by his grace and the imperturbable calm of his white face.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • His imperturbable face has been as inexpressive as his rusty clothes.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Once he walked, dragging one foot after another in his famished weakness, to the temple of the earth, and deliberately he spat upon the face of the small, imperturbable god who sat there with his goddess.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • "Patience! patience!" replied the imperturbable professor.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini’s Daughter
  • He curtsied low, and then bowed almost to the ground, with an imperturbable gravity that seemed almost suspicious.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • He has NOT literally ’ever,’ in these weeks that I myself have lived with him and so closely watched him; he has been an imperturbable little prodigy of delightful, lovable goodness.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • She paused a moment before the last name, and shot a query through her lashes; but he remained imperturbable.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • I believe there never was anybody with such an imperturbable countenance when she chose.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Quasimodo had resumed, to all appearance, his first imperturbability.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • They sit so poised and imperturbable while she points out the excellence of Miss Helene’s coiffure, achieved without a looking-glass.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • He puffed imperturbably at his pipe for a time, but finally arose and began to look out at the window into the darkening chaos of back yards.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • He was, as has been said, standing on Rocinante, with his arm passed through the hole and his wrist tied to the bolt of the door, and in mighty fear and dread of being left hanging by the arm if Rocinante were to stir one side or the other; so he did not dare to make the least movement, although from the patience and imperturbable disposition of Rocinante, he had good reason to expect that he would stand without budging for a whole century.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Will could not resist this imperturbable temper, and the cloud in his face broke into sunshiny laughter.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Her father’s opinion of her moral purity was abundantly justified; she was excellently, imperturbably good; affectionate, docile, obedient, and much addicted to speaking the truth.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • I fancied that the mention of a royal prince rather shook Miss Oglander’s imperturbable calm.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • "I never suggest," returned Mr. Jackson imperturbably.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Larger and ever more imperturbable was the mountain in the star-filtered darkness, and the lake a limitless pavement of black marble.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Though he didn’t look at a disadvantage, only imperious and imperturbable, with no uneasy flinch of disgrace at being a man of importance seen helpless before terrible needs.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • For Clyde, who up to this time and particularly since the thunderbolt of the letter, had been seeking to face it all with an imperturbable look of patient innocence, now stiffened and then wilted.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
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