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suave
used in Arrowsmith

6 uses
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Definition
having a sophisticated charm — often said of  a man who is not sincere

("sophisticated" in the sense of knowing the proper or polite way to act, being confident, and effortlessly acting in a proper and gracious manner)
  • The president was very suave, for so large and strong and hearty a man.
    Chapter 12 (66% in)
  • As their suave courtesy smothered him, Martin felt like a footman.
    Chapter 25 (45% in)
  • Because he loved her and also was fond of her, he was annoyed when she was less sleek, less suave, than the women he encountered at Angus Duer's.
    Chapter 25 (62% in)
  • Ross McGurk was at the time a man of fifty-four, second generation of California railroad men; a graduate of Yale; big, suave, dignified, cheerful, unscrupulous.
    Chapter 27 (11% in)
  • Had he been suave then and witty, she would not have been greatly interested.
    Chapter 37 (9% in)
  • He's no tougher than—he's a lot better than the financiers who cover up their stuff by being suave...... Poor devil!
    Chapter 39 (58% in)

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