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  • I never knew I could play the vamp, do it so well, flirt with total aplomb, and not only that, but look good doing it.†   (source)
  • And here, before them, stood a man inducing seizures every so often with remarkable aplomb.†   (source)
  • Larry juggled my complex visiting schedule with cruise-director aplomb.†   (source)
  • Suddenly elevated into the world of the rich, she moved with an easy, charming propriety, yet had the rare grace and aplomb to make her frequent departures from convention seem amusing instead ofscandalous.†   (source)
  • Nemo seemed to accept this news with aplomb, but Eledir and Falladay Finn, the Dwarf King, were more reserved.†   (source)
  • Clara picked up the broken pieces of tureen with her usual aplomb, not showing any sign that she was listening to the stream of curses issuing from Esteban's lips.†   (source)
  • Lieutenant Scheisskopf unveiled his epochal surprise that Sunday with all the aplomb of an experienced impresario.†   (source)
  • It wasn't Seivarden's fault if she had reacted badly in a situation that few (if any) seventeen-yearolds could have handled with aplomb.†   (source)
  • If the years and effort at London had come to naught, he at least knew he had given devoted service, conducting himself with consistent aplomb and dedication.†   (source)
  • The Soviet leader is the dashing JFK's polar opposite in appearance and aplomb.†   (source)
  • She did so with an aplomb and charm that would've caused a public relations expert to rub his hands together.†   (source)
  • I am not brave enough to give up my skirts just yet, but somehow I know that Felicity shall wear her trousers with aplomb.†   (source)
  • With admirable aplomb, the gladiator merely tossed the shield aside.†   (source)
  • As I was watching from the stands I could only shout my warnings to him, but once they were gone he was perfectly fine as he skated, whipping past my spot with aplomb and cool abandon, his stout little figure apparently unaching, unhurt.†   (source)
  • She passed a dog walker who handled a brace of elegant gold hounds with the steady aplomb of a seasoned droid.†   (source)
  • For all the gaps and years between their individual heydays on the program, it may be said (with few, and no really important, reservations) that all seven of the children had managed to answer over the air a prodigious number of alternately deadly-bookish and deadly-cute questions—sent in by listeners—with a freshness, an aplomb, that was considered unique in commercial radio.†   (source)
  • With an aplomb that belied the fact of her near-nudity she slowly reached into her closet and drew on a robe of white terry cloth.†   (source)
  • Even at his age he is a vain dog and loves to be beautified, but when he found he was to be left and in Chicago, his ordinary aplomb broke down and he cried out in rage and despair.†   (source)
  • He smiled weakly, lit a cigarette himself, which was a mistake, if he intended to indicate aplomb.†   (source)
  • If it hadn't been that little sister was about the size of the little brown sisters who had scared me in the past, maybe I could have shown aplomb.†   (source)
  • Now that he thought back, the big fellow had walked out in front of the automobile almost tempting it to try and get him, with all the aplomb of-certainly, a bullfighter.†   (source)
  • He was painfully aware that he lacked the ecclesiastical aplomb and savoir-faire that enabled so many of his colleagues in other faiths and sects to get ahead.†   (source)
  • He told his story with perfect aplomb, and it was essentially the same as that of Mr Waverly.†   (source)
  • "Much obliged to meet you, Mister Doan," replied Tacks, with great aplomb.†   (source)
  • She struck the notes with aplomb, and ran from top to bottom of the keyboard without a break.†   (source)
  • His robust aplomb had fascinated the rustics.†   (source)
  • "I'm very glad to see you and to welcome you to our home," began Mrs. Griffiths with a certain amount of aplomb which years of contact with the local high world had given her at last.†   (source)
  • He saw that Mrs. Welland and her sister-in-law were facing their semicircle of critics with the Mingottian APLOMB which old Catherine had inculcated in all her tribe, and that only May Welland betrayed, by a heightened colour (perhaps due to the knowledge that he was watching her) a sense of the gravity of the situation.†   (source)
  • Jude Fawley, with the self-conceit, effrontery, and aplomb of a strong-brained fellow in liquor, threw in his remarks somewhat peremptorily; and his aims having been what they were for so many years, everything the others said turned upon his tongue, by a sort of mechanical craze, to the subject of scholarship and study, the extent of his own learning being dwelt upon with an insistence that would have appeared pitiable to himself in his sane hours.†   (source)
  • Always mature for her age, she had gained a certain aplomb in both carriage and conversation, which made her seem more of a woman of the world than she was, but her old petulance now and then showed itself, her strong will still held its own, and her native frankness was unspoiled by foreign polish.†   (source)
  • Her present self-possession and aplomb struck Newman as really infernal, and he inclined to agree with Valentin de Bellegarde that the young lady was very remarkable.†   (source)
  • …the kudos of the thing than anything else, what's bred in the bone instilled into him in infancy at his mother's knee in the shape of knowing what good form was came out at once because he turned round to the donor and thanked him with perfect aplomb, saying: Thank you, sir, though in a very different tone of voice from the ornament of the legal profession whose headgear Bloom also set to rights earlier in the course of the day, history repeating itself with a difference, after the…†   (source)
  • Good in all, In the satisfaction and aplomb of animals, In the annual return of the seasons, In the hilarity of youth, In the strength and flush of manhood, In the grandeur and exquisiteness of old age, In the superb vistas of death.†   (source)
  • Me Imperturbe Me imperturbe, standing at ease in Nature, Master of all or mistress of all, aplomb in the midst of irrational things, Imbued as they, passive, receptive, silent as they, Finding my occupation, poverty, notoriety, foibles, crimes, less important than I thought, Me toward the Mexican sea, or in the Mannahatta or the Tennessee, or far north or inland, A river man, or a man of the woods or of any farm-life of these States or of the coast, or the lakes or Kanada, Me wherever…†   (source)
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