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  • 'And just in time, too,' announced the doctor with whom Yossarian next found himself alone, a tall, torpedo-shaped congenial man with an unshaven growth of brown beard and a pack of cigarettes in his shirt pocket that he chain-smoked insouciantly as he leaned against the wall.†   (source)
  • Where other elite athletes betray their doubts about their capacities with displays of touchy egotism, Woolf was utterly insouciant.†   (source)
  • I had neversmoked a cigarette, and I tried to imitate Mark's brooding, sorrowful insouciance as he blew symmetrical plumes of smoke toward the ceiling.†   (source)
  • He stretched, yawned hugely, and with an appearance of idle insouciance began to amble nff toward the spot where Albert lay.†   (source)
  • He tossed his noble head with arrogant, insouciant pleasure, as if totally possessed by the fluid grace which sculpted and gave motion to his galloping forelegs and hindquarters and by the furiously healthy power energizing his being.†   (source)
  • Powell sighed, then smiled as a highly poised teen-ager appeared at the head of the stairs and came down with grand insouciance.†   (source)
  • Whatever the cause, her sudden insouciance gave me acute distress.†   (source)
  • In the picture, she is holding a cigarette like she is bored—elbow tucked into her side, head tilted up insouciantly—but her gaze is penetrating, defiant.†   (source)
  • The living room in the front of the house was empty and still, but there were uniforms scattered on coffee tables and chairs and slung insouciantly across a baby grand piano.†   (source)
  • He stood just as he always had in life, hand on hip, chin up, radiating insouciance, the kangaroo-leather saddle over his arm.†   (source)
  • 'Of course,' Colonel Korn answered pleasantly, after he had chased the mighty guard of massive M.P.s out with an insouciant flick of his hand and a slightly contemptuous nod — most relaxed, as always, when he could be most cynical.†   (source)
  • But for all their apparent insouciance in the face of falling shells and shorter rations, for all their ignoring the Yankees, barely half a mile away, and for all their boundless confidence in the ragged line of gray men in the rifle pits, there pulsed, just below the skin of Atlanta, a wild uncertainty over what the next day would bring.†   (source)
  • He smiled at Jurgis confidingly, and then started talking again, with his blissful insouciance.†   (source)
  • Too insouciant, in reaction from the late disturbance, she had assumed the privileges of a child—the result being to remind the Divers of their exclusive love for their own children; Rosemary was sharply rebuked in a short passage between the women: "You'd better leave the message with a waiter," Nicole's voice was stern and unmodulated, "we're leaving immediately."†   (source)
  • The hostess—she was another tall rich American girl, promenading insouciantly upon the national prosperity—was asking Dick innumerable questions about Gausse's Hôtel, whither she evidently wanted to come, and battering persistently against his reluctance.†   (source)
  • By the selection of horses, the magnificence of the chariot, the attitude, and display of person—above all, by the expression of the cold, sharp, eagle features, imperialized in his countrymen by sway of the world through so many generations, Ben-Hur knew Messala unchanged, as haughty, confident, and audacious as ever, the same in ambition, cynicism, and mocking insouciance.†   (source)
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