sweet-mannered love

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  • Don has two sons, the sweet-mannered CND activist and teacher Billy, and Charlie, a wayward gangster-soldier from bad-boy central casting, who is probably the novel's least convincing character.

    And the Land Lay Still by James Robertson

  • We left our hotel, or rather ranch, at 10.30 a.m. the next morning, and rode to Matosinhos, the suburb at the entrance, where we breakfasted at the house of Dr. Lee and made the acquaintance of his Brazilian wife, a sweet-mannered woman, whose kindness and hospitality charmed us.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • “We might perhaps contrive to tide it over till she is of age,” said the Solicitor – General, who was a sweet-mannered, mild man among his friends, though he could cross-examine a witness off his legs — or hers — if the necessity of the case required him to do so.

    Lady Anna

  • They have comfortable carriages, and their gentle, sweet-mannered children were loaded with gold and diamonds.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • As Missy watched this radiant being which was herself she could see that she was as gracious and sweet-mannered as she was beautiful; perhaps a bit dignified and reserved, but that is always fitting.

    Missy

  • Then she would look at René in his exquisitely fresh uniform, sweet-mannered and smiling as though all war meant to him was a mere change of attire, and she would exclaim enigmatically:

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. (Los Cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis) from the Spanish of Vincente Blasco Ibanez; authorized translation by Charlotte Brewster Jordan.

  • It is time to speak of him frankly; he was gentle, and witty; gay, and sweet-mannered, very studious, too, and fair of mind; but at the same time he was weak in body and irresolute, hasty and wordy, and took habitually the easiest way out of difficulties; he was ill-endowed in the virile virtues and virile vices.

    The Man Shakespeare

  • The same hat had been disregarded by the sweet-mannered friendly Middelburgians; it had raised no smile at Breda.

    A Wanderer in Holland

  • We left our hotel, or rather ranch, at 10.30 a.m. the next morning, and rode to Matosinhos, the suburb at the entrance, where we breakfasted at the house of Dr. Lee and made the acquaintance of his Brazilian wife, a sweet-mannered woman, whose kindness and hospitality charmed us.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • It is a funny train, as absurdly toy-like and doll-housey as is everything else in this country; and our destinies are committed to-day into the hands of a sweet-mannered gentleman in a gray kimono and an American hat, who is to guide us amid the beauties of his country's capital ....

    In Seven Stages: A Flying Trip Around the World

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