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  • adv. In an endearing manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an endearing manner; so as to endear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an adorable manner


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  • “True,” he said, his expression endearingly boyish.

    The Pleasure Seekers

  • Used to be I’d either see people with schmutz I mean the term endearingly, mind on their forehead, or I’d hear it was Mardi Gras.

    On another note entirely

  • A couple of steps behind Hamachi, Zaigô has his own misadventures, and Matsumoto frames him in endearingly familiar ways, calling to mind books like Lone Wolf and Cub to Vagabond.

    30 « December « 2009 « Precocious Curmudgeon

  • The girl seemed to love her well in return, and called her endearingly Tan'tante.

    The Awakening

  • How often had she repeated that name endearingly, in those early days of her first romance in life!

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Exposion, their debut full-length, the band appears to have renounced the latter ideal, but continues to find its moniker endearingly humorous.

    Filter Magazine

  • Finally, we have the nasty piece of Bush/Paulson legislation, HR 1424, known "endearingly" and the Bailout Legislation, but formally entitled the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.

    Our Time Is NOW!

  • Although none of the characters is terribly smart, some [especially Pitt's Chad] project a kind of endearingly dim earnestness, which allows us to actually become involved in the movie.


  • Beginning with an endearingly awkward but impressive rendering of a statuette in the Ruiz y Picasso family apartment by the 9-year-old Pablo and ending with a group of authoritative heads of pneumatic goddesses in modish, flower-bedecked hats by the acclaimed 40-year-old modern master, the instructive selection mixes well-known emblems of Picasso's achievement with seldom seen, often revealing examples, many of them from private collections.

    Portrait of a Restless Artist as a Young Man

  • There is a fascinating bijou third-century mausoleum and panels of bas reliefs from Ghirza, south of Misrata, whose endearingly naive depictions of animals and foliage show a fusion of local and Greek art.

    After Gadhafi, Hope for Modernity


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