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  • As a group approached the reviewing stand, even the most blase faces would beam with dazzling smiles, as if trying to prove they were properly joyful or, to be more precise, in properagreement.†   (source)
  • Perhaps it was his combination of red hair, blase charm, and arty eyeglasses that attracted so much pointed comment.†   (source)
  • In two months, I had become blasé.†   (source)
  • General Peckem drifted toward the window, laughing quietly again, and settled back against the sill with his arms folded, greatly satisfied by his own wit and by his knowledgeable, blase impudence.†   (source)
  • She's all by herself (not that normal) and has this sort of blank expression on her face (not angry or hurt—just blasé) and she looks me in the eye and says, "Be careful, Caitlin."†   (source)
  • She was the most beautiful, et cetera, et cetera, blase, blase.†   (source)
  • They sounded both conspiratorial and blase, to convince themselves and others that they were on to something.†   (source)
  • Jaded college kids didn't look so blasé anymore.†   (source)
  • Something about Yousef's blasé demeanor rubbed off on Alan, and he stopped worrying.†   (source)
  • It seemed completely unjust that they should have been so terrified of me, while remaining so blasé about the wolves.†   (source)
  • I smiled at how perfectly blasé I sounded.†   (source)
  • He took away chunks of me with blase swipes: my independence, my pride, my esteem.†   (source)
  • The old-timers were blase.†   (source)
  • No use being so blase as not to mention it.†   (source)
  • You would think him so calm and English—the milord, rather blasé, all passion dead, wishing to be comfortable and not to be worried, following the sun, with me to look after that one thing that no man can do for himself.†   (source)
  • In that large clear eye he could see nothing that his blasé nature could understand as guile.†   (source)
  • Suddenly he raised his head, and at the beautiful blase of his eyes Madeline turned her own away.†   (source)
  • She, on her part, was not impressed by his studied air of blase sophistication.†   (source)
  • I'm not pretending to be blase, because it's not that.†   (source)
  • She didn't like the new tone, for though not blase, it sounded indifferent in spite of the look.†   (source)
  • The return of the pencil, moreover, took the simplest form possible; but that was just what Hans Castorp intended, indeed he took a special pride in it—after all, he was more than a little spoiled and blase after his long, intimate relationship with Hippe.†   (source)
  • I'm sure, Carley, that underneath all this—this blase ultra something you've acquired, there's a real heart.†   (source)
  • If I'm not sadly mistaken, you can't be all that blase, either, given what went on before, you purple-cheeked widower with your lifelike oils.†   (source)
  • He had what Carley called the New York masculine face, blase and lined, with eyes that gleamed, yet had no fire.†   (source)
  • GILLESPIE: Three weeks ago you used to say that you liked me because I was so blase, so indifferent—I still am.†   (source)
  • He was encouraging a faint hope that they might slip into the Minnehaha Club and meet the others there, be found in blase seclusion before the fire and quite regain his lost attitude.†   (source)
  • By afternoon Amory realized that now the newest arrivals were taking him for an upper classman, and he tried conscientiously to look both pleasantly blase and casually critical, which was as near as he could analyze the prevalent facial expression.†   (source)
  • During the astonishing Chorus of the Prisoners, over which the delightful voice of the actress rose and soared in the most ravishing harmony, the English lady's face wore such an expression of wonder and delight that it struck even little Fipps, the blase attache, who drawled out, as he fixed his glass upon her, "Gayd, it really does one good to see a woman caypable of that stayt of excaytement."†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, the fair Fleur-de-Lys's was a charming and noble service, and such it had formerly appeared to him; but the captain had gradually become blase'; the prospect of a speedy marriage cooled him more every day.†   (source)
  • You are somewhat blase I know, and family scenes have not much effect on Sinbad the Sailor, who has seen so many others.†   (source)
  • The scanty, daringly short skirt, riding up at the knee to show a peep of white pantalette, is a potent weapon and transparent stockings, emeraldgartered, with the long straight seam trailing up beyond the knee, appeal to the better instincts of the blasé man about town.†   (source)
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