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... exhibited blasť indifference.
  uninterested — especially because of frequent exposure
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blasť blase
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  • ... exhibited blasť indifference.
  • He was with some gorgeous blonde, and the two of them were trying to be very blasť and all, like as if he didn’t even know people were looking at him.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • You know the awful singsong of the blase: Seeeen it.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Perhaps it was his combination of red hair, blase charm, and arty eyeglasses that attracted so much pointed comment.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • It seemed completely unjust that they should have been so terrified of me, while remaining so blasť about the wolves.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Something about Yousef’s blasť demeanor rubbed off on Alan, and he stopped worrying.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • But though I tried (with some success) to act blase, trailing him indifferently around Manhattan as if I didn’t care one way or another, in truth I stuck to him in much the same anxious spirit that Popchik —desperately lonely—had followed along constantly behind Boris and me in Vegas.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • You are somewhat blase I know, and family scenes have not much effect on Sinbad the Sailor, who has seen so many others.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • General Peckem drifted toward the window, laughing quietly again, and settled back against the sill with his arms folded, greatly satisfied by his own wit and by his knowledgeable, blase impudence.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • She didn’t like the new tone, for though not blase, it sounded indifferent in spite of the look.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women

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  • Very blase.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Nevertheless, the fair Fleur-de-Lys’s was a charming and noble service, and such it had formerly appeared to him; but the captain had gradually become blase’; the prospect of a speedy marriage cooled him more every day.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • But don’t you see, Harry, that if he intended the diary to be passed to, or planted on, some future Hogwarts student, he was being remarkably blase about that precious fragment of his soul concealed within it.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • No use being so blase as not to mention it.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • She, on her part, was not impressed by his studied air of blase sophistication.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • As a group approached the reviewing stand, even the most blase faces would beam with dazzling smiles, as if trying to prove they were properly joyful or, to be more precise, in properagreement.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • During the astonishing Chorus of the Prisoners, over which the delightful voice of the actress rose and soared in the most ravishing harmony, the English lady’s face wore such an expression of wonder and delight that it struck even little Fipps, the blase attache, who drawled out, as he fixed his glass upon her, "Gayd, it really does one good to see a woman caypable of that stayt of excaytement."
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • She listened to my diatribe, her expression purposefully blasť.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • In two months, I had become blasť.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • I smiled at how perfectly blasť I sounded.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • In that large clear eye he could see nothing that his blasť nature could understand as guile.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • The scanty, daringly short skirt, riding up at the knee to show a peep of white pantalette, is a potent weapon and transparent stockings, emeraldgartered, with the long straight seam trailing up beyond the knee, appeal to the better instincts of the blasť man about town.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • There is something about his extremely blase attitude that inspires fear.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Suddenly he raised his head, and at the beautiful blase of his eyes Madeline turned her own away.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • They sounded both conspiratorial and blase, to convince themselves and others that they were on to something.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • I was like a many who, having been round the world, finds himself wholly blase and proof against the marvelous.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • I’m sure, Carley, that underneath all this—this blase ultra something you’ve acquired, there’s a real heart.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • The return of the pencil, moreover, took the simplest form possible; but that was just what Hans Castorp intended, indeed he took a special pride in it—after all, he was more than a little spoiled and blase after his long, intimate relationship with Hippe.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Jaded college kids didn’t look so blasť anymore.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • She’s all by herself (not that normal) and has this sort of blank expression on her face (not angry or hurt—just blasť) and she looks me in the eye and says, "Be careful, Caitlin."
    Melody Carlson  --  Becoming Me
  • We’re on our way to a party," I blurted, since Doreen had gone sudden ly dumb as a post and was fiddling in a blase way with her white lace pocketbook cover.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • I’m not pretending to be blase, because it’s not that.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • He was encouraging a faint hope that they might slip into the Minnehaha Club and meet the others there, be found in blase seclusion before the fire and quite regain his lost attitude.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • By afternoon Amory realized that now the newest arrivals were taking him for an upper classman, and he tried conscientiously to look both pleasantly blase and casually critical, which was as near as he could analyze the prevalent facial expression.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • He took away chunks of me with blase swipes: my independence, my pride, my esteem.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The old-timers were blase.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He had what Carley called the New York masculine face, blase and lined, with eyes that gleamed, yet had no fire.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • GILLESPIE: Three weeks ago you used to say that you liked me because I was so blase, so indifferent—I still am.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • If I’m not sadly mistaken, you can’t be all that blase, either, given what went on before, you purple-cheeked widower with your lifelike oils.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
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