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  • I rattled them off glibly.†   (source)
  • believed to have had a confrontation with the devil, possibly tempted last seen in the company of thieves creator of many aphorisms and parables buried, but arose on the third dayhad disciples, twelve at first, although not all equally devoted very forgiving came to redeem an unworthy world You may not subscribe to this list, may find it too glib, but if you want to read like a literature professor, you need to put aside your belief system, at least for the period during which you read, so you can see what the writer is trying to say.†   (source)
  • His glib manner was gone.†   (source)
  • Geyer found Holmes to be smooth and glib, a social chameleon.†   (source)
  • Don't be glib, Eragon; it ill becomes you.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He had a wide, easy grin, a glib manner, and his eyes twinkled when he laughed.†   (source)
  • "Okay, well, see you later!" seemed glib, if not totally inappropriate.†   (source)
  • Because Esther was usually overbearing and Klara a little offhand and glib.†   (source)
  • He could quote glibly from Plato, Nietzsche, Montaigne, Theodore Roosevelt, the Marquis de Sade and Warren G. Harding.†   (source)
  • Jean Louise was about to make the worst mistake of her life, and she glibly quoted those people at her, she mocked her.†   (source)
  • Often I'll glibly reply, "I sure don't wake up in the morning and sharpen pencils.†   (source)
  • In my moment of greatest shame, here, in this courtroom with that ...person up there, telling the world....What strikes me especially is how shallow he is, how glib and obsequious ...completely ...without substance!†   (source)
  • He had pointed out to his sovereign, with glibness taking the place of tact, that the Thief had never so far as he knew been in the command of anyone.†   (source)
  • Well, that's a problem," I said glibly.†   (source)
  • I don't have those glib answers that ring with sincerity but are also woefully uninformed.†   (source)
  • Regrettably there is no method known to military science to tell a real officer from a glib imitation with pips on his shoulders, other than through ordeal by fire.†   (source)
  • But she isn't wrong, and I'm not quick or glib enough to lie.†   (source)
  • She was in no way glib, except when coasting on the seas of her many languages.†   (source)
  • Who knows?" he asked, with a glib, psychiatric smile I'd never seen before.†   (source)
  • As General Sam Grant glibly described Stanton: "He was an able constitutional lawyer and jurist, but the Constitution was not an impediment to him while the war lasted."†   (source)
  • — "Glib."†   (source)
  • As such, it was of course vulnerable to the same variety of glibly undaunted and usually specious evaluations that any legitimate art object is.†   (source)
  • DRUMMOND ignores this glib gag.†   (source)
  • And they so impressed him with this that he wrote glib verses to prove it.†   (source)
  • But he left no doubt that the glib announcer at Wolf Point was right—he rode for revenge, though nobody was quite sure why.†   (source)
  • Both my dialect and my diction comprised a glib contrivance but they had succeeded in wildly amusing Leslie, and obviously winning her.†   (source)
  • Happy's voice, usually so glib, was shaky and halting, and he seemed to have difficulty reading.†   (source)
  • CHAPUYS (Glibly) "Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's— (He raises a reproving finger) But unto God—" MORE Stop!†   (source)
  • These were doctors with a fashionable practice and high fees, and glib talkers.†   (source)
  • She was not glib or quick in a world where glibness and quickness were easily confused with ability to learn.†   (source)
  • From the long shadow of his steamy presence she spoke to him glibly and lighted the lamp.†   (source)
  • He let the dwarf beguile him with that glib tongue of his.†   (source)
  • As glib of tongue as she is fair of face.†   (source)
  • Herold was glib, boasting to the Confederate proprietor that they'd killed the president.†   (source)
  • Drinkwater had a pretty face, a glib tongue, and a fine head of hair.†   (source)
  • "He'll be back after a while," Atzerodt glibly replies as he mounts the mare.†   (source)
  • Rhaegar of the round shoulders, with his glib tongue.†   (source)
  • The solution frightened him, it came so quickly to his mind and so glibly to his tongue.†   (source)
  • He responded with immediate glibness.†   (source)
  • I sound glib.†   (source)
  • Euron had seduced them with his glib tongue and smiling eye and bound them to his cause with the plunder of half a hundred distant lands; gold and silver, ornate armor, curved swords with gilded pommels, daggers of Valyrian steel, striped tiger pelts and the skins of spotted cats, jade manticores and ancient Valyrian sphinxes, chests of nutmeg, cloves, and saffron, ivory tusks and the horns of unicorns, green and orange and yellow feathers from the Summer Sea, bolts of fine silk and shimmering samite ...and yet all that was little and less, compared to this.†   (source)
  • The most crucial task of all she had entrusted to Daario Naharis, glib-tongued Daario with his gold tooth and trident beard, smiling his wicked smile through purple whiskers.†   (source)
  • She was not glib or quick in a world where glibness and quickness were easily confused with ability to learn.†   (source)
  • She was dark and thin and foreign-looking in a world where the prestige went to blondeness and curly hair and dimples, she was slow where glibness was prized.†   (source)
  • He has the salesman's mannerisms of speech, an easy flow of glib, persuasive convincingness.†   (source)
  • It's also full of all kinds of glib, limber Jewesses who can play the piano.†   (source)
  • "For God's sake, Thompson, don't speak so glibly of the next crime," said Sir Lionel irritably.†   (source)
  • They were—are, perhaps, still— part of the glib jargon of pedants.†   (source)
  • They shouted their orders rudely, nagging the swift jerkers glibly, stridently.†   (source)
  • Instead, glibly, the wheels ground on into the hard rut of method and memory.†   (source)
  • His glib boastfulness, his pitiable brag, pleased her: they were to her indications of his "smartness," and she often infuriated her two studious girls by praising them.†   (source)
  • yet too short a woman, in the fitless garments which my aunt had left behind, keeping a fides: house, who was not spying, hiding, but waiting, watching, for no reward, no thanks, who did not love him in the sense we mean it because there is no love of that sort without hope; who (if it were love) loved with that sort beyond the compass of glib books: that love which gives up what it never had—that penny's modicum which is the donor's all yet whose infinitesimal weight adds nothing to the substance of the loved—and yet I gave it.†   (source)
  • They had everything they wanted (glibly, jovially, with the tea hot in her, she unwound her ball of memories, sitting in the wicker arm-chair by the nursery fender).†   (source)
  • The linoleum mat was newish, and the colors were still bright—reds and tans and blues slick and varnished-looking—a kind of glib, impertinent, geometrical island floating there in the midst of the cornerless shadows and the acid mummy smell and the slow swell of Time which had fed into this room, day by day since long back, as into a landlocked sea where the fish were dead and the taste was brackish on your tongue.†   (source)
  • Christmas with my uncle was an engagement I could not break, so I traveled across country and joined the local train midway, expecting to find Sebastian already established; there he was, however, in the next carriage to mine, and when I asked him what he was doing, Mr. Samgrass replied with such glibness and at such length, telling me of mislaid luggage and of Cook's being shut over the holidays, that I was at once aware of some other explanation which was being withheld.†   (source)
  • Sometimes he thought he had already beheld the sign-he went to cheder; he often went to the synagogue on Saturdays; he could utter God's syllables glibly.†   (source)
  • She could not follow the ugly academic jargon, that rattled itself off so glibly, but said to herself that she saw now why going to the circus had knocked him off his perch, poor little man, and why he came out, instantly, with all that about his father and mother and brothers and sisters, and she would see to it that they didn't laugh at him any more; she would tell Prue about it.†   (source)
  • Because you cant beat them: you just flee (and thank God you can flee, can escape from that massy five-foot-thick maggot-cheesy solidarity which overlays the earth, in which men and women in couples are ranked and racked like ninepins; thanks to whatever Gods for that masculine hipless tapering peg which fits light and glib to move where the cartridge-chambered hips of women hold them fast); —not goodbye: all right: and one night he walked up the gangplank between the torches and probably only the lawyer there to see him off and this not for godspeed but to make sure that he actually took the boat.†   (source)
  • Swinging briskly and cheerily down the street, full of greetings and glib repartee, he would accost each of the grinning men by a new title, in a rich stammering tenor voice: "Colonel, how are you!†   (source)
  • Then, as his mind picked its way slowly through the glib jargon of the law, he saw that the paper was an acknowledgment that he had already received the sum of five thousand dollars in consideration of college fees and expenses.†   (source)
  • Sometimes, deliberately, they salted their pages with glib false readings, sometimes they interpolated passages of wild absurdity, waiting exultantly for his cautious amendment of a word that did not exist.†   (source)
  • Angered by her pregnancy, Gant went almost daily to Elizabeth's house in Eagle Crescent, whence he was delivered nightly by a band of exhausted and terrified prostitutes into the care of his son Steve, his oldest child, by now pertly free with nearly all the women in the district, who fondled him with good-natured vulgarity, laughed heartily at his glib innuendoes, and suffered him, even, to slap them smartly on their rumps, making for him roughly as he skipped nimbly away.†   (source)
  • No one saw very clearly what he was going to do—he, surely, least of all—but his family, following the tack of his comrades, spoke vaguely and glibly of "a career in journalism."†   (source)
  • All that he had read in books, all the tranquil wisdom he had professed so glibly in his philosophy course, and the great names of Plato and Plotinus, of Spinoza and Immanuel Kant, of Hegel and Descartes, left him now, under the mastering surge of his wild Celtic superstition.†   (source)
  • Stephen began to enumerate glibly his father's attributes.†   (source)
  • I got separated"—began the youth with considerable glibness.†   (source)
  • She treated Mrs. Morel with a certain glibness and Morel with patronage.†   (source)
  • You preach to me no more, You, once so glib with holy words!†   (source)
  • She's glib but— Oh, let's stop talking!†   (source)
  • He remembered the contents, which in truth he rattled off very glibly when put to the test.†   (source)
  • He thought there would be plenty of time for that when he could speak French more glibly.†   (source)
  • "And it was a newspaper poem," she said glibly.†   (source)
  • You talk glibly of giving up drinking, but it's the only thing I've got left now.†   (source)
  • "Girl—girl," interrupted the father, "quiet that glib tongue of thine, and hear the truth.†   (source)
  • 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.'†   (source)
  • "'God is a spirit, infinite, eternal and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth,'" responded Anne promptly and glibly.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • From himself too, probably, many times when she had glibly uttered such words as explain a delay or justify an alteration of the hour fixed for a meeting, those moments must have hidden, without his having the least inkling of it at the time, an engagement that she had had with some other man, some man to whom she had said: "I need only tell Swann that my dress wasn't ready, or that my cab came late.†   (source)
  • You are—" I was on the verge of saying, "my woman, my mate," but glibly changed it to—"standing the hardship well."†   (source)
  • Grace Marr now taking the stand, and in a glib and voluble outpouring describing how and where she had first met Roberta—how pure and clean and religious a girl she was, but how after meeting Clyde on Crum Lake a great change had come over her.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There's a patent case coming up before the Supreme Court—" 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."†   (source)
  • [Glibly.†   (source)
  • And so he continued, while good-natured Hans Castorp laughed heartily at this torrent of glib slander.†   (source)
  • "—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.†   (source)
  • "Harris," said Lucy glibly.†   (source)
  • Maggie's mother paced to and fro, addressing the doorful of eyes, expounding like a glib showman at a museum.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She talked glibly of anatomy and construction, planes and lines, and of much else which Philip did not understand.†   (source)
  • They got two hawsers on board promptly (en toute hale) and took the Patna in tow—stern foremost at that—which, under the circumstances, was not so foolish, since the rudder was too much out of the water to be of any great use for steering, and this manoeuvre eased the strain on the bulkhead, whose state, he expounded with stolid glibness, demanded the greatest care (exigeait les plus grands menagements).†   (source)
  • The general was, of course, repeating what he had told Lebedeff the night before, and thus brought it out glibly enough, but here he looked suspiciously at the prince out of the corners of his eyes.†   (source)
  • Damn' glib society climber!†   (source)
  • Fumigated, that's spiffing," he said glibly and somewhat incongruously while he washed and dried his hands.†   (source)
  • Morel sat all the time smoking his thick twist tobacco, watching her, and listening to her glib London speech, as he puffed.†   (source)
  • It was some comfort (to those whose securities were not in jeopardy) to be able to remind themselves that Beaufort WAS; but, after all, if a Dallas of South Carolina took his view of the case, and glibly talked of his soon being "on his feet again," the argument lost its edge, and there was nothing to do but to accept this awful evidence of the indissolubility of marriage.†   (source)
  • After supper they attended the movies, where Amory was fascinated by the glib comments of a man in front of him, as well as by the wild yelling and shouting.†   (source)
  • You talk glibly.†   (source)
  • Fanny Price had picked up the glib chatter of the studios and had no difficulty in impressing Philip with the extent of her knowledge.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Otter was useful to him too, and sometimes Miss Chalice criticised his work; he learned from the glib loquacity of Lawson and from the example of Clutton.†   (source)
  • The patient stood among them a little embarrassed, but not altogether displeased to find himself the centre of attention: he listened confusedly while Dr. Tyrell discoursed glibly on the case.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "That," observes Sir Leicester with unspeakable grandeur, for he thinks the ironmaster a little too glib, "must be quite unnecessary."†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Albert had already 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 moonlight, at which time the vast proportions of the building appear twice as large when viewed by the mysteriou†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • A hook-nosed glib fellow!†   (source)
  • It seemed like the fluctuations of a dream—as if the action begun by that loud bloated stranger were being carried on by this pale-eyed sickly looking piece of respectability, whose subdued tone and glib formality of speech were at this moment almost as repulsive to him as their remembered contrast.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • — 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.†   (source)
  • So the dream increased in rapture when Mr Dorrit came out of the bank alone, and people looked at him in default of Mr Merdle, and when, with the ears of his mind, he heard the frequent exclamation as he rolled glibly along, 'A wonderful man to be Mr Merdle's friend!'†   (source)
  • —But thy glibness of reply, comrade," rejoined he, speaking to Athelstane, "will not win the freedom of the Lady Rowena."†   (source)
  • And some oddities of Will's, more or less poetical, appeared to support Mr. Keck, the editor of the "Trumpet," in asserting that Ladislaw, if the truth were known, was not only a Polish emissary but crack-brained, which accounted for the preternatural quickness and glibness of his speech when he got on to a platform—as he did whenever he had an opportunity, speaking with a facility which cast reflections on solid Englishmen generally.†   (source)
  • As a rule, a knight is a lummox, and some times even a labrick, and hence open to pretty poor arguments when they come glibly from a superstition-monger, but even he could see the practical side of a thing once in a while; and so of late you couldn't clean up a tournament and pile the result without finding one of my accident-tickets in every helmet.†   (source)
  • But he told Mr. Tulliver several stories about "Swing" and incendiarism, and asked his advice about feeding pigs in so thoroughly secular and judicious a manner, with so much polished glibness of tongue, that the miller thought, here was the very thing he wanted for Tom.†   (source)
  • I'd say a word to my son too, for his own good,
    not to mix so much with that pernicious crowd,
    so glib with their friendly talk
    but plotting wicked plots they'll hatch tomorrow.†   (source)
  • "Yes," I said glibly.†   (source)
  • ZOE: (Glibly) Hog's Norton where the pigs plays the organs.†   (source)
  • He speaks glibly of /lady-clerks/, /lady-typists/, /lady-doctors/ and /lady-inspectors/.†   (source)
  • And when Cissy came up Edy asked her the time and Miss Cissy, as glib as you like, said it was half past kissing time, time to kiss again.†   (source)
  • Roll through my chant with all thy lawless music, thy swinging lamps
    at night,
    Thy madly-whistled laughter, echoing, rumbling like an earthquake,
    rousing all,
    Law of thyself complete, thine own track firmly holding,
    (No sweetness debonair of tearful harp or glib piano thine,)
    Thy trills of shrieks by rocks and hills return'd,
    Launch'd o'er the prairies wide, across the lakes,
    To the free skies unpent and glad and strong.†   (source)
  • OEDIPUS Thou art glib of tongue, but I am slow to learn Of thee; I know too well thy venomous hate.†   (source)
  • By mine honour, I'll geld 'em 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • You shall have some will swallow A melting heir as glibly as your Dutch Will pills of butter, and ne'er purge for it; Tear forth the fathers of poor families Out of their beds, and coffin them alive In some kind clasping prison, where their bones May be forth-coming, when the flesh is rotten: But your sweet nature doth abhor these courses; You lothe the widdow's or the orphan's tears Should wash your pavements, or their piteous cries Ring in your roofs, and beat the air for vengeance.†   (source)
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