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  • He plays the role of a suave James Bond type character.
  • affable, suave, moderate men...smugly convinced of their respectability
  • Standing behind a liquor bar, Tony was rustling ice cubes in a glass and twirling a spoon in suave, romantic circles.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • Alfred looked away first, wishing something would happen, the train would get stuck between stations, the girl would fall down and need help, anything so he could walk over, suave and sophisticated, "I’m Alfred Brooks, may I be of service?"—just like in the movies.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender

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  • I said it suave as hell.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • Loathing her father now, loathing his lackey—her husband—almost as much, Sophie would slip by their murmuring shapes in the house hallway as the Professor, suavely tailored in his frock coat, his glamorous graying locks beautifully barbered and fragrant of Kolnischwasser, prepared to sally forth on his morning supplicatory rounds.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I turn and look at her: a well-cut silver-gray suit, pearls, a suave scarf, expensive suede shoes.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • And his mind dwelt malevolently on a recent interview he had had with a suave personage in that very street.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • "Oh, it won’t do—really it won’t," said Holmes suavely.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Very suave, Robert, he thought, fumbling and then finally pulling himself through.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • He was confident, stylish, suave—always in control.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • His response lacked dignity, but in fairness to him I admit that I had left him little chance to be suave.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Monte Cristo on the contrary, preserved a graceful suavity of demeanor, aided by a certain degree of simplicity he could assume at pleasure, and thus possessed the advantage.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Altogether there were four brothers-he, Henry, Walter, and Garland-and they epitomized old-time cool: suave, handsome black men who worked hard, drank hard, dressed well, liked fine women and new money.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • He was a spry, suave and very precise general who knew the circumference of the equator and always wrote ’enhanced’ when he meant ’increased’.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He was a suave, elderly man who balanced his imposing body, when at rest, upon a large silk umbrella.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • His manner was aristocratic, his movements dapper and suave.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • She approached Miss Nancy with much primness, and said, with a slow, treble suavity— "Niece, I hope I see you well in health."
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • But there was a difference, for beneath Rhett’s seeming lightness there was something malicious, almost sinister in its suave brutality.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Evidently he had no desire to terrorize the man, but to conciliate him, for his own purposes, for his manner was pleasant and suave.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Green, a suavely tough little septuagenarian, has an imposing reputation among his peers, who admire his stage craft-a repertoire of actorish gifts that includes a sense of timing acute as a night-club comedian’s.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • He lifted up the sable waves of hair which lay horizontally over his brow, and showed a solid enough mass of intellectual organs, but an abrupt deficiency where the suave sign of benevolence should have risen.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • D’Artagnan shuddered to the marrow at hearing this suave creature reproach him, with that sharp voice which she took such pains to conceal in conversation, for not having killed a man whom he had seen load her with kindnesses.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Owing to Mr. Adolph’s systematic arrangements, when St. Clare turned round from paying the hackman, there was nobody in view but Mr. Adolph himself, conspicuous in satin vest, gold guard-chain, and white pants, and bowing with inexpressible grace and suavity.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Miss Douce, engaging, Lydia Douce, bowed to suave solicitor, George Lidwell, gentleman, entering.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The eldest judge leaned forward across the table and his voice became suavely derisive: "You speak as if you were fighting for some sort of principle, Mr. Rearden, but what you’re actually fighting for is only your property, isn’t it?"
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Luc, so suave and debonair, so steady and strong.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • ’Peace!’ said Saruman, and for a fleeting moment his voice was less suave, and a light flickered in his eyes and was gone.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Withall that inside of them shapes an outward suavity waiting for a touch to.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • Fervently hoping that he would get out before she did, Amy utterly ignored the basket at her feet, and congratulating herself that she had on her new traveling dress, returned the young man’s greeting with her usual suavity and spirit.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • M.Madeleine did not allow the district-attorney to finish; he interrupted him in accents full of suavity and authority.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • —They have only themselves to blame, said Mr Dedalus suavely.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • In the notseeing and the hardknowing as though in a cave he seemed to see a diminishing row of suavely shaped urns in moonlight, blanched.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • How suave was the counsel of his appearance!
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • I had her watch how Romero took the bull away from a fallen horse with his cape, and how he held him with the cape and turned him, smoothly and suavely, never wasting the bull.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • He was a suave gentleman, to be sure.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • The query, delivered with much suavity, only stung the youth to further sharpness.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • A clean-shaved man, with an official manner and wearing gold-rimmed spectacles, called on me one day and made inquiries, at first circuitous, afterwards suavely pressing, about what he was pleased to denominate certain ’documents.’
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • We cannot settle this problem by diplomacy and suaveness, by "policy" alone.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Principal Jones, suave as always, sporting a dark, tailored suit, today with a sharp, yellow tie, starts with an admonition, chiding the assembled that "our young people have prepared speeches and if you are quiet, they can continue…."
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • To taste the full sweetness of it, it would have been necessary doubtless to fly to those lands with sonorous names where the days after marriage are full of laziness most suave.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Mutely the varied surfaces present themselves: the dusk-rose velvet of the drawn drapes,the gloss of the matching chairs, eighteenth century, the cow’s-tongue hush of the tufted Chinese rug on the floor, with its peach-pink peonies, the suave leather of the Commander’s chair, the glint of brass on the box beside it.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • "You must understand, Mr. Karamazov, that it is of vital importance for us to know," said Nikolay Parfenovitch, softly and suavely.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • In appearance, dress, and manner he is the apotheosis of the assistant hotel manager, about Chance’s age, thin, blond— haired, trim blond moustache, suave, boyish, betraying an instinct for murder only by the ruby-glass studs in his matching cuff-links and tie-clip.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • As young men will, I did my best to appear suave and sophisticated.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Though he wasn’t quite sure who I was at first, his smile was all the same suave, but also sick or fatigued.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • There was Perrin, the suave New Yorker, who had asked him to luncheons at the American Club, there was Casasus, the Spaniard, with whom he usually discussed a mutual friend in spite of the fact that the friend had passed out of his life a dozen years before; there was Muchhause, who always asked him whether he wanted to draw upon his wife’s money or his own.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The sixth Viscount Cronshaw was a man of about fifty, suave in manner, with a handsome, dissolute face.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Everyone who hadn’t gasped when they saw her fangs quit trying to be suave and went ahead and gasped.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • She was for the first time invited up-stairs, and found the suave old woman sewing in a white and mahogany room with a small bed.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
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