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glib

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Definition artfully persuasive in speech or having only superficial plausibility
  • Stephen began to enumerate glibly his father's attributes.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • You preach to me no more, You, once so glib with holy words!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Often I'll glibly reply, "I sure don't wake up in the morning and sharpen pencils.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • I don't have those glib answers that ring with sincerity but are also woefully uninformed.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Who knows?" he asked, with a glib, psychiatric smile I'd never seen before.
    ZZ Packer  --  Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
  • Geyer found Holmes to be smooth and glib, a social chameleon.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • 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
  • I was on the verge of saying, "my woman, my mate," but glibly changed it to—"standing the hardship well."
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • 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
  • "Never more," Catelyn lied glibly.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • I am only a shadow now, far back behind the glib shiny surface of this photograph.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • DRUMMOND ignores this glib gag.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • He could quote glibly from Plato, Nietzsche, Montaigne, Theodore Roosevelt, the Marquis de Sade and Warren G. Harding.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • 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
  • At best they got shrugs and glib answers.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • CHAPUYS (Glibly) "Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's— (He raises a reproving finger) But unto God-"
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • 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.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means state or degree of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • She was not glib or quick in a world where glibness and quickness were easily confused with ability to learn.
    Tillie Olsen  --  I Stand Here Ironing
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means state or degree of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • I got separated"—began the youth with considerable glibness.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means state or degree of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • —But thy glibness of reply, comrade," rejoined he, speaking to Athelstane, "will not win the freedom of the Lady Rowena."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
(Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means state or degree of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)

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