unceremoniousness love



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  • n. an unceremonial manner


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  • It was in keeping with the unceremoniousness of his century.

    Les Miserables

  • They heard a heavy tread, and a rather stout gentleman with a knapsack over his shoulder, apparently a foreigner, emerged from behind the clump, and staring, with the unceremoniousness of a tourist, at the couple sitting on the garden-seat, gave a loud cough and went on.

    The Torrents of Spring

  • “What next?” exclaimed Kuzma Vassilyevitch, not altogether pleased by such unceremoniousness.

    Lieutenant Yergunov's Story

  • “Of course I regard it as mine,” he answered, somewhat piqued at my unceremoniousness.

    The Insulted and the Injured

  • It did assist; for though he began with grave looks and short questions, he was soon led on to talk of them all in the usual way, and to take the child out of her arms with all the unceremoniousness of perfect amity.


  • With the requisite _ceremonious unceremoniousness_ so popular at present, I took a chair behind him, and annoyed him every moment by remarks upon his wife; of course all highly nattering to both.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 275, September 29, 1827

  • "What are you doing with my letters, Mr. Kennedy?" she asked, in an astonished tone, evidently resenting the unceremoniousness with which he had apparently been overhauling her correspondence.

    The Exploits of Elaine

  • With the unceremoniousness of an owner, with that especial egoism of one in love, who, it would seem, is saying to the whole universe: "See, how happy we are -- this makes you happy also, isn't that so?"

    Yama: the pit

  • Nevertheless it wounded his egotism that she never showed any surprise at seeing him, that she received him with a certain frank unceremoniousness, which, however, was very becoming to her; that she invariably went on with her work heedless of his presence, and in everything treated him as if she had been his equal.

    Short Story Classics (American) Vol. 2

  • "Because I want you to; and because I think you might make that much concession to my Western primitiveness and unceremoniousness."

    Patty's Butterfly Days


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