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Jean Louise was about to make the worst mistake of her life, and she glibly quoted those people at her, she mocked her.
Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  artfully persuasive in speech or having only superficial plausibility
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glib glibly glibness glibber
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  • Jean Louise was about to make the worst mistake of her life, and she glibly quoted those people at her, she mocked her.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • "He’s glib, even as he murders his wife and child."
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I rattled them off glibly.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He’d meant it as a joke, but he should have known that he couldn’t be so glib with her—with anyone who was here, really.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100

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  • Both my dialect and my diction comprised a glib contrivance but they had succeeded in wildly amusing Leslie, and obviously winning her.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Yes," I said glibly.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I’d had to say it so much that it was starting to come out sounding glib and a bit phony.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • But he was also disgusted with himself for being so shallow and glib.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • But my glib answer didn’t do justice to the impact the time in his office had had on me.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • You preach to me no more, You, once so glib with holy words!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac

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  • He could quote glibly from Plato, Nietzsche, Montaigne, Theodore Roosevelt, the Marquis de Sade and Warren G. Harding.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • "Okay, well, see you later!" seemed glib, if not totally inappropriate.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • Wendy nodded — of course she thought Danny would be quite a man — but the doctor’s explanation struck her as glib.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Grant knew that Ian Malcolm had his share of detractors, and he could understand why some found his style too abrasive, and his applications of chaos theory too glib.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • He remembered the contents, which in truth he rattled off very glibly when put to the test.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • I am only a shadow now, far back behind the glib shiny surface of this photograph.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • And they so impressed him with this that he wrote glib verses to prove it.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • He responded with immediate glibness.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • " ’God is a spirit, infinite, eternal and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth,’ " responded Anne promptly and glibly.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • It had once been noted at the Bar, that while Mr. Stryver was a glib man, and an unscrupulous, and a ready, and a bold, he had not that faculty of extracting the essence from a heap of statements, which is among the most striking and necessary of the advocate’s accomplishments.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • "— All this ran so glibly through her thoughts, that by the time her father had arranged himself, after the bustle of the Eltons’ departure, and was ready to speak, she was very tolerably capable of attending.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • But he left no doubt that the glib announcer at Wolf Point was right—he rode for revenge, though nobody was quite sure why.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • ZOE: (Glibly) Hog’s Norton where the pigs plays the organs.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • OEDIPUS Thou art glib of tongue, but I am slow to learn Of thee; I know too well thy venomous hate.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • Don’t be glib, Eragon; it ill becomes you.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Stephen began to enumerate glibly his father’s attributes.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • "For God’s sake, Thompson, don’t speak so glibly of the next crime," said Sir Lionel irritably.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • Happy’s voice, usually so glib, was shaky and halting, and he seemed to have difficulty reading.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • "Harris," said Lucy glibly.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • A hook-nosed glib fellow! as cool as a cucumber,—always looking so sure of his game!
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • She treated Mrs. Morel with a certain glibness and Morel with patronage.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • …made seven or eight similar excursions to the Colosseum, while his less favored companion trod for the first time in his life the classic ground forming the monument of Flavius Vespasian; and, to his credit be it spoken, his mind, even amid the glib loquacity of the guides, was duly and deeply touched with awe and enthusiastic admiration of all he saw; and certainly no adequate notion of these stupendous ruins can be formed save by such as have visited them, and more especially by…
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "That," observes Sir Leicester with unspeakable grandeur, for he thinks the ironmaster a little too glib, "must be quite unnecessary."
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Maggie’s mother paced to and fro, addressing the doorful of eyes, expounding like a glib showman at a museum.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • He gave the name of the inventor, and went on furnishing details with all Lawrence Lefferts’s practised glibness, while she listened attentively, saying at intervals: "Yes, I see."
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • As such, it was of course vulnerable to the same variety of glibly undaunted and usually specious evaluations that any legitimate art object is.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • At best they got shrugs and glib answers.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • She had in truth never seen him so shaken out of his usual glibness; and there was something almost moving to her in his inarticulate struggle with his emotions.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • By mine honour, I’ll geld ’cause all: fourteen they shall not see, To bring false generations: they are co-heirs; And I had rather glib myself than they Should not produce fair issue.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • I don’t have those glib answers that ring with sincerity but are also woefully uninformed.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • "—Being a few private friends I’ve asked in to keep up club-walking at my own expense," the landlady exclaimed at the sound of footsteps, as glibly as a child repeating the Catechism, while she peered over the stairs.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • He could not admit that some dozens of men, among them his brother, had the right, on the ground of what they were told by some hundreds of glib volunteers swarming to the capital, to say that they and the newspapers were expressing the will and feeling of the people, and a feeling which was expressed in vengeance and murder.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • She fed him sections of the "Fetes Galantes" before he was ten; at eleven he could talk glibly, if rather reminiscently, of Brahms and Mozart and Beethoven.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • As a maxim glibly repeated from childhood remains practically unmarked till some mature experience enforces it, so did this High-Place Hall now for the first time really show itself to Elizabeth-Jane, though her ears had heard its name on a hundred occasions.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The farmer by the stove is brother to the men of the cities, and if you listen you will find him talking as glibly and as senselessly as the best city man of us all.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • He has the salesman’s mannerisms of speech, an easy flow of glib, persuasive convincingness.
    Eugene O’Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • Ten steps would have taken Hurree into the creaking gloom utterly beyond their reach—to the shelter and food of the nearest village, where glib-tongued doctors were scarce.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Our new money was not only handsomely circulating, but its language was already glibly in use; that is to say, people had dropped the names of the former moneys, and spoke of things as being worth so many dollars or cents or mills or milrays now.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • I yet beseech your majesty,— If for I want that glib and oily art To speak and purpose not; since what I well intend, I’ll do’t before I speak,—that you make known It is no vicious blot, murder, or foulness, No unchaste action or dishonour’d step, That hath depriv’d me of your grace and favour; But even for want of that for which I am richer,— A still-soliciting eye, and such a tongue As I am glad I have not, though not to have it Hath lost me in your liking.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Guy Pollock at twenty-six I could have kissed him then, maybe, even if I were married to some one else, and probably I’d have been glib in persuading myself that ’it wasn’t really wrong.’
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
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