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Definition calm in manner — appearing unconcerned
  • How could she be so nonchalant about making him suffer?
nonchalant = unconcerned
  • I could tell she was nervous, but she was trying to look nonchalant.
  • nonchalant = calm and unconcerned
  • "Don't rush, act nonchalant," Amy cautioned.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • nonchalant = calm and unconcerned
  • Dad, who was tapping on his pipe, pretending to be nonchalant so as not to apply any pressure,
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • nonchalant = calm and unconcerned
  • He said this so nonchalantly, as if he was talking about a vacation to the Grand Canyon, or attending a wedding.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • nonchalantly = calmly — appearing unconcerned
  • I tried to sound nonchalant, so he wouldn't know I was quaking in my boots.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • nonchalant = calm and unconcerned
  • I'm twenty-three and sitting beside Catherine Hale; or rather, she's sitting beside me, because she came into the lecture hall after I did, sliding nonchalantly across the bench until our thighs were touching and then shrinking away with a blush as though the contact were accidental.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • nonchalantly = casually (calmly without concern)
  • He smiled and leaned back, undeceived by my attempt at nonchalance.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • nonchalance = appearing calm and unconcerned
  • She pretended nonchalance but she listened eagerly.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • nonchalance = lack of concern
  • I could feel that nonchalance begin to crack, replaced with regret, and finally with an increasing desperation.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • nonchalance = calmness and lack of concern
  • According to another of the controllers who handled 052 that night, Klotz spoke "in a very nonchalant manner. There was no urgency in the voice."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • nonchalant = calm (appearing unconcerned)
  • Mom asked about Dad, and Rico, tapping his finger on the counter, said he'd gone home. It was the way he said it, too nonchalant, too nervously offhand, too guilty, actually, that made Mom suspicious right away.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • nonchalant = trying to appear calm and unconcerned
  • I shrugged, working hard to be nonchalant.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • nonchalant = calm (appear unconcerned)
  • Caught off guard, Clayton tried to sound nonchalant.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • nonchalant = calm and unconcerned
  • "There are plenty of fish in the sea," he tried to appear nonchalant.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • nonchalant = unconcerned
  • I tried to sound normal and nonchalant.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • nonchalant = calm and unconcerned
  • My driver ... drove nonchalantly and recklessly, averting collisions by the thinnest of margins, all without so much as a pause in the incessant stream of words spewing from his mouth:
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • nonchalantly = in an unconcerned manner
  • The idea of a Bouncing Betty anti-personnel mine exploding at head height was enough to dispel any nonchalance in the troops.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • nonchalance = calmness and lack of concern
  • Eleazar frowned at Edward's nonchalance.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • nonchalance = lack of concern
  • he asked quietly, nonchalantly.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
nonchalantly = casually (appearing unconcerned)

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