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  • She tried to sound nonchalant.   (source)
    nonchalant = calm and unconcerned
  • The idea of a Bouncing Betty anti-personnel mine exploding at head height was enough to dispel any nonchalance in the troops.   (source)
    nonchalance = calmness and lack of concern
  • But as he watched, Dick Hallorann ... stepped nonchalantly through the wall.   (source)
    nonchalantly = calmly (appearing unconcerned)
  • ...they had assumed the Nonchalant Look, an expression that said, I am not a nurse escorting six lunatics to the ice cream parlor.   (source)
    nonchalant = appearing unconcerned
  • Her oddness, her complete nonawareness of what the world thought of her, a nonchalance in the face of what I perceived to be imminent danger from blacks and whites who disliked her for being a white person in a black world.   (source)
    nonchalance = calmness and lack of concern
  • I guessed Morgan would be there, and if I could come up with something sufficiently slick and nonchalant, he'd know for sure I was good.   (source)
    nonchalant = casual (like it was not a big deal)
  • "Don't rush, act nonchalant," Amy cautioned.   (source)
    nonchalant = calm and unconcerned
  • I shrugged, working hard to be nonchalant.   (source)
    nonchalant = calm (appear unconcerned)
  • Dad, who was tapping on his pipe, pretending to be nonchalant so as not to apply any pressure,   (source)
    nonchalant = calm and unconcerned
  • "Oh, Stevens," he began with a false air of nonchalance, but then seemed at a loss how to continue.   (source)
    nonchalance = calmness and lack of concern
  • So as nonchalantly as he could, he asked, "Um, thank you, all … could I have a bit of that rice there?"   (source)
    nonchalantly = calmly (appearing unconcerned)
  • Also, Colton's nonchalance struck me.   (source)
    nonchalance = calmness and lack of concern
  • How do you think she reacts to the sight of Dad floating nonchalantly over the kitchen table?   (source)
    nonchalantly = calmly (appearing unconcerned)
  • The problem with a handgun was that the muzzle was so short that you forgot about holding it away from you for safety's sake; aiming was as simple and nonchalant as pointing your finger.   (source)
    nonchalant = casual (without concern)
  • The next morning I hung around the house for a while, and then nonchalantly whistled my way out to the barn.   (source)
    nonchalantly = in a casual, unconcerned manner
  • I shrug nonchalantly,   (source)
    nonchalantly = calmly (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.   (source)
    nonchalant = trying to appear 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.   (source)
    nonchalantly = casually (calmly without concern)
  • I tried to sound normal and nonchalant.   (source)
    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.   (source)
    nonchalantly = calmly -- appearing unconcerned
  • he asked quietly, nonchalantly.   (source)
    nonchalantly = casually (appearing unconcerned)
  • I just got very cool and nonchalant.   (source)
    nonchalant = calm and unconcerned
  • "There are plenty of fish in the sea," he tried to appear nonchalant.   (source)
    nonchalant = unconcerned
  • I could feel that nonchalance begin to crack, replaced with regret, and finally with an increasing desperation.   (source)
    nonchalance = calmness and lack of concern
  • When this new Kyle, sitting in my kitchen and telling jokes about all of his former teachers and my soon-to-be-yet-again-current ones, nonchalantly said "my girlfriend," I suddenly felt like my head had found a way to slightly float just above my new body, barely connected.   (source)
    nonchalantly = calmly (appearing unconcerned like it was no-big-deal)
  • "You should try it," she said, nonchalant, though in one way, she was taken aback too.   (source)
    nonchalant = calmly (unconcerned; or as though unconcerned)
  • Her glance caught Poirot's and swept over him with the nonchalance of the uninterested aristocrat.   (source)
    nonchalance = lack of concern
  • She was being very nonchalant about picking the leaves off a bit of twig broken from the bushes, careful not to look at Jack or me.   (source)
    nonchalant = calm and unconcerned
  • At the close of a performance Camila would return to her dressing room to find Uncle Pio whistling nonchalantly in one corner.   (source)
    nonchalantly = calmly (appearing unconcerned)
  • "Downers," the men called them; and the packing house had a special elevator upon which they were raised to the killing beds, where the gang proceeded to handle them, with an air of businesslike nonchalance which said plainer than any words that it was a matter of everyday routine.   (source)
    nonchalance = casualness (lack of concern)
  • In her most nonchalant manner   (source)
    nonchalant = calm -- appearing unconcerned
  • Now, the utterly unsurmised appearance of Bartleby, tenanting my law-chambers of a Sunday morning, with his cadaverously gentlemanly nonchalance, yet withal firm and self-possessed, had such a strange effect upon me, that incontinently I slunk away from my own door, and did as desired.   (source)
    nonchalance = calmness and lack of concern
  • I tried to feign nonchalance, act as though I'd done this before, but as we crossed the parking lot I felt as though Mother were watching me.†   (source)
  • But Mom acted like her normal self—nonchalant in the face of adversity.†   (source)
  • Then the lead singer answers with a nonchalant toss of her hair, like it doesn't matter.†   (source)
  • And in his final letter Ruess nonchalantly confesses to his brother: "I have had a few narrow escapes from rattlers and crumbling cliffs."†   (source)
  • Alex was gazing nonchalantly at Mr. Birkway.†   (source)
  • There's a photo of them, a fine trio in their uniforms, with grave, naive foreheads and tender moustaches, their smiles nonchalant, their eyes resolute, posing as the soldiers they had not yet become.†   (source)
  • It looked strange, he knew, and he tried to act nonchalant as he walked out again.†   (source)
  • I must be cool and breezy and nonchalant now.†   (source)
  • "It's mine, I traded for it," he'd reply nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • "Sounds pretty sweet," I said, trying hard to sound nonchalant.†   (source)
  • "On a beach, I think," Cole added nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • Jen nodded nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • Seiler handed her a copy of the hospital admissions sheet, then strode nonchalantly past Spencer Lawton and dropped another copy on the table in front of him.†   (source)
  • "We've had pogroms before in the east," my father said with seeming nonchalance.†   (source)
  • Kaede's nonchalant tone annoys me, but I brush it aside.†   (source)
  • John walked out, nonchalantly munching.†   (source)
  • "If it pleases you, Princess," he said, trying to be nonchalant, "I-"†   (source)
  • "I'm not going to play anymore," I said nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • "Well, thanks," she says nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • Nonchalantly at first, and then later going up to the ball herself when it would get away from either me or Skye.†   (source)
  • She had made them both laugh, but underneath her nonchalance, Kit felt uneasy.†   (source)
  • "Yeah, but he doesn't really go into blitzkrieg mode until classes start," Chip said nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • Feigning nonchalance, Cinder thrust a thumb toward the hall.†   (source)
  • I try to nonchalantly wipe away any visible traces of flour, but I'm aware it's a lost cause.†   (source)
  • I roll my eyes, trying to conjure up Hana's nonchalance, even though my palms are sweating and my heart is jerking around in my chest.†   (source)
  • SCORPIUS points ALBUS in the right direction, and now he can see the TROLLEY WITCH, who approaches nonchalantly, pushing her trolley.†   (source)
  • So the part of my brain that was rationalizing all this made me go, all nonchalantly, "Yeah, okay.†   (source)
  • I tried to sound nonchalant, but this question made me nervous.†   (source)
  • "Oh, nothing," I said nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • I took a nonchalant puff on my cigarette without breathing in very much.†   (source)
  • It motions the sword nonchalantly towards me, and something comes out of its tip, something that looks like a small dagger.†   (source)
  • I failed miserably in my attempt to sound nonchalant.†   (source)
  • Her father ate well, and Mae watched her mother feign nonchalance, the two of them talking about a wayward uncle's latest bizarre business venture, something about raising lobsters in rice paddies.†   (source)
  • As he neared the door, he slowed to a nonchalant stroll and took several deep breaths.†   (source)
  • He placed his hand in hers without hesitation, trying to act nonchalant, as if stretching out to touch a ten-thousand-year-old goddess were something he did every day.†   (source)
  • The ref gave him the ball and he looked like he was nonchalanting the shot.†   (source)
  • Kote shrugged nonchalantly, his smile fading an imperceptible amount.†   (source)
  • I force a laugh, trying to stay nonchalant.†   (source)
  • I pictured delivering the story nonchalantly, jokingly—no big deal.†   (source)
  • Jace struggled to keep his voice flat, nonchalant.†   (source)
  • I tried to sound nonchalant, but secretly I was overjoyed at the prospect of having the new puppy all to myself for a few days of uninterrupted male bonding.†   (source)
  • His nonchalance was meant to convey his authority and power over even dumb animals.†   (source)
  • He nodded too fast, blowing whatever nonchalance he had hoped to project.†   (source)
  • I tried to make my tone nonchalant.†   (source)
  • Blomkvist had nonchalantly barged into her life, and she had uttered only a few lame protests.†   (source)
  • I tried to keep my thoughts lofty and nonchalant, but my stomach felt a little uneasy.†   (source)
  • Having looked, the astonished officers summoned the county coroner, a gentleman who was also impressed by young Andrews' callous nonchalance, for when the coroner asked him what funeral arrangements he wished to have made, Andrews replied with a shrug, "I don't care what you do with them."†   (source)
  • Also correct," yawned the Mathemagician, nonchalantly cleaning his fingernails with the point of his staff.†   (source)
  • "Sure," she answered, feigning nonchalance.†   (source)
  • The cat had stopped short and was licking one paw with a pretense of nonchalance.†   (source)
  • Slip the foodstuffs into the appropriate wrapping at the table, shove it down the front of your pants, and stroll out as nonchalantly as you could with contraband chicken riding on your hip bone.†   (source)
  • And yet, Call remembered, that very day he had seen Gus McCrae cry over a woman who had been gone fifteen years and more: Gus, of all men he knew, the most nonchalant.†   (source)
  • She seems to like that word and puts a teasey nonchalance in her voice.†   (source)
  • Instead of giving us the signal nonchalantly, the asset acted like he'd seen too many B-movies or we were stupid.†   (source)
  • "Well, I'm sorry to hear that," Janice responded, trying hard to sound nonchalant.†   (source)
  • When he got to Harlon, the boy nonchalantly allowed that he knew who'd done it, but he wasn't going to tell.†   (source)
  • I try to nonchalantly wiggle my heel out from where it's ensnared, but it won't budge.†   (source)
  • Clara's impudent and nonchalant sensuality was also not enough for him.†   (source)
  • He scooted away with his body doubled over and his face contorted intentionally into a nonchalant, sociable smile in case anyone chanced to see him.†   (source)
  • A black jeep was parked close to the building, and he nonchalantly climbed inside.†   (source)
  • "They give out the awards?" he asks nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • Offering a nonchalant shrug, he said, "What, a vampire?"†   (source)
  • Was I supposed to act nonchalant?†   (source)
  • How can you be so nonchalant about leaving it?†   (source)
  • Quickly I retrace my steps and walk nonchalantly into the entrance hall, trying to look as though I come here all the time.†   (source)
  • She lifted her gaze to the strange container on the taxi's roof, and then she looked nonchalantly away as if to say, I'm not the least bit impressed.†   (source)
  • Tom whirled back, saw that Rachelle was making good time up the hill, hands behind her back, looking nonchalantly away.†   (source)
  • He spoke to no one, but instead managed to flip nonchalantly through a document.†   (source)
  • The daughter saw me look at it, and she kicked it under her seat, with studied nonchalance.†   (source)
  • Then I stepped into the street with a nonchalance copied from characters I had seen in the movies.†   (source)
  • He tried to keep away from the others during the day, but the ghost girl seemed to be watching for him all the time, and he was running out of nonchalant ways to avoid her.†   (source)
  • They raced down the rue de Rivoli, swinging east into the boulevard St.-Michel until the Parisian strollers in their nonchalance de jour made it clear that the fugitives were safe from the horrors of the Meurice.†   (source)
  • Finally, the sergeant paused, turned toward me, and nonchalantly asked, "So, what day do you want to enlist?"†   (source)
  • She remembered how she had offered to do it and how hurt she had been when Grace said nonchalantly that she'd rather Elsa do it.†   (source)
  • A few minutes later, when he finished his first beer, he turned, opened the lid of the cooler, put away the empty can, and looked nonchalantly back along the strand.†   (source)
  • She sought desperately for some womanly thing to do and settled for throwing herself on the couch and crossing her legs in what she hoped looked like a nonchalant arc.†   (source)
  • The old man would not be impressed by false nonchalance.†   (source)
  • He looked stricken as he said it but was trying very hard to be nonchalant and gracious, but I still felt terrible.†   (source)
  • Look, just be nonchalant.†   (source)
  • She knows Christina doesn't buy her nonchalance but she lets it go.†   (source)
  • Well, naturally, I just act all nonchalant and cool (the way I'd been acting toward him all week, but usually Jenny is around to sort of buffer things).†   (source)
  • "Go ahead," another added nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • The lie—Tyrion was fairly certain it was a lie—was delivered with such an air of nonchalance that one could almost believe it.†   (source)
  • Junior was probably gloating: all those shiny-haired, nonchalantly graceful boys and girls on his porch, when their folks had never invited him and Linnie to their porches, not on a single occasion.†   (source)
  • Buckingham notes the deathly pallor on Booth's face and how incredibly nervous the normally nonchalant actor seems to be.†   (source)
  • Catti-brie waved her hand nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • A couple of Glatun were just sort of hanging around the tunnel in a very nonchalant manner.†   (source)
  • There were certain moments when through such a nonchalant gesture—opening a door, brushing her hair, throwing bread to the Prospect Park swans (it had something to do with motion, attitude, the tilt of head, a flow of arms, a swing of hips)—she created a continuum of beauty that was positively breath-taking.†   (source)
  • But whereas a puppy will cringe away or roll on its back, groveling, a little boy may cover his shyness with nonchalance, with bravado, or with secrecy.†   (source)
  • I tried to make it nonchalant.†   (source)
  • He had been sprawling nonchalantly in a corner seat by the window, but when Zhivago came in he politely rose and sat up in a more seemly manner.†   (source)
  • "Seven it is," said the captain nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • And he said nonchalantly, "I can waltz."   (source)
    nonchalantly = casually (without special interest or concern)
  • He dragged one foot to give an impression of great innocence and nonchalance.   (source)
    nonchalance = calmness and lack of concern
  • He sat on a table in the Johnson home and dangled his checked legs with an enticing nonchalance.   (source)
  • "And really," she said, trying to sound nonchalant.†   (source)
  • The Children of Crake are very nonchalant about all this, they don't realize the implications.†   (source)
  • Christopher went on eating, then said nonchalantly: "Don't you know?†   (source)
  • "Elsie, I know what I'm doing," he replied nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • Redd strolled up to Jack, all the more frightening for her nonchalance.†   (source)
  • It was there in his eyes, too, visible despite the careful nonchalance of his expression.†   (source)
  • The way she was so nonchalant about it made me think everything was okay.†   (source)
  • Hana is so relaxed about the whole thing, so nonchalant and normal.†   (source)
  • "Cool," he said with a nonchalant smile.†   (source)
  • Ruth said to Auntie Gal, struggling to stay nonchalant.†   (source)
  • "Well, there's something you don't see every day," the Colonel said nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • Slouched nonchalantly against the wall just behind him.†   (source)
  • He couldn't believe how nonchalant his voice sounded as he said it.†   (source)
  • They were about to walk into the diner when a dog rounded the corner and trotted nonchalantly past.†   (source)
  • Looking up, Kvothe grinned and tossed his shoulders in a nonchalant shrug.†   (source)
  • That won't be necessary," Jenny said nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • Her voice was calm, but it was a forced calm, as if she was trying hard to sound nonchalant.†   (source)
  • Thomas asked, surprising himself at how nonchalantly he said it.†   (source)
  • "Of course, it's here," I answered nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • For all their nonchalance, even Rachel and Carol tense up as the boots clomp by our house.†   (source)
  • "I warned you," said Jack of Diamonds, nonchalantly popping dried dormice feet into his mouth.†   (source)
  • I kept my expression nonchalant, not wanting to give him any satisfaction.†   (source)
  • And he would stand up and nonchalantly move into the next room.†   (source)
  • Seeing he wasn't going to get the rise he had expected from me, Ambrose affected nonchalance.†   (source)
  • I shrugged nonchalantly, though in truth I was a little nervous.†   (source)
  • I held my smile and shrugged nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • Stanchion drank off his Scutten with a nonchalance that made my eyes water.†   (source)
  • "I heard you were in some trouble," I said nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • Nancy was giving him that look of nonchalance that some of the best anchors had mastered.†   (source)
  • Despite his nonchalance, the satyr had bags under his eyes.†   (source)
  • Imagine if bank robberies were handled with the same nonchalance.†   (source)
  • "And really green eyes," Lindsey added nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • She sounded nonchalant and started digging out a moat for a sand castle.†   (source)
  • If that's okay," he said, stung by the nonchalance in her tone.†   (source)
  • A young kid with a lot of hair was slouched nonchalantly behind the wheel.†   (source)
  • "Hey, Jess," I said with put-on nonchalance.†   (source)
  • "Sounds like it'll be fun," I called out with what I hoped sounded like nonchalance.†   (source)
  • Jo-Jo said that she looked upset but tried to nonchalant it off.†   (source)
  • She could feel her anger rising at his nonchalant "No hard feelings."†   (source)
  • "Let us have light," the voice of the man in black said nonchalantly, and there was light.†   (source)
  • "She's a big fan of yours," I say with cautious nonchalance.†   (source)
  • She picked up the morning paper, scanning the headlines with studied nonchalance.†   (source)
  • I toss my hair over one shoulder, trying to look nonchalant.†   (source)
  • Nonchalant, but there was a tension in his eyes I didn't understand.†   (source)
  • Still, I crossed my arms and leaned against the porch railing, doing my best to look nonchalant.†   (source)
  • When he raised his eyebrows at the nonchalant way she'd said it, she waved him off.†   (source)
  • Helen sidled, nonchalant, into the living room.†   (source)
  • When he came back later, she asked him nonchalantly whether the mail had come.†   (source)
  • I was getting more and more nonchalant as it went along.†   (source)
  • I try to nonchalantly catch up with her before she gets to the kitchen.†   (source)
  • She's doing the bartending for money, her nonchalance implies: her true ambitions lie elsewhere.†   (source)
  • He gave a nonchalant shrug, indicating that it wasn't a big deal.†   (source)
  • He tried to sound nonchalant, but I could hear the eagerness behind his voice.†   (source)
  • As Ronnie took a quick step back, Blaze lit a fireball, her expression nonchalant.†   (source)
  • "Been expecting your call," Sergeant Blue nonchalantly began.†   (source)
  • His tone was friendly, nonchalant, as if they spoke on the phone every day.†   (source)
  • "It's a lot like a biology study date," I told my reflection nonchalantly.†   (source)
  • But Josh just sort of sits up real nonchalant and says, "Practicing, Coach?†   (source)
  • I shrug nonchalantly, not feeling the least bit nonchalant.†   (source)
  • Rob smiles, his nonchalance broken, but that's okay.†   (source)
  • "Well," I say, trying to give a nonchalant smile.†   (source)
  • I forced my voice and my smile to be nonchalant.†   (source)
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