unpretendingly love

Definitions

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  • adv. Without pretence or pretension.

Etymologies

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unpretending +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Fairlie was unpretendingly and almost poorly dressed in plain white muslin.

    The Woman in White

  • "He merely said, that he wanted to speak a few words to you in the morning," she said unpretendingly, then going towards the door, she looked over her shoulder, and added, in such an artful, careless tone,

    Honor Edgeworth Ottawa's Present Tense

  • My mission is to work on unpretendingly and without troubling myself about advancement.

    Letters

  • He was plainly and unpretendingly dressed in a suit of dark gray, and I stepped right up to him and said: "Mr. President, is this you?"

    Sunshine and Shadow of Slave Life. Reminiscences As Told by Isaac D. Williams to "Tege"

  • He journeyed to Washington, so unpretendingly, so carefully, saying no harsh word; full of love for all the people of his vast domain.

    The Nation's Sacrifice

  • The work is done so silently and unpretendingly that few but those engaged in it know how great are its effects.

    The Secrets of the Great City

  • What then were her feelings when the rider, who dismounted from his little hackney as unpretendingly as did her husband in the twilight court, proved to have my Lord's long beard and narrow face!

    Unknown to History: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland

  • While Mrs Vesey and Miss Halcombe were richly clad (each in the manner most becoming to her age), the first in silver-grey, and the second in that delicate primrose-yellow colour which matches so well with a dark complexion and black hair, Miss Fairlie was unpretendingly and almost poorly dressed in plain white muslin.

    The Woman in White

  • While Mrs. Vesey and Miss Halcombe were richly clad (each in the manner most becoming to her age), the first in silver-grey, and the second in that delicate primrose-yellow colour which matches so well with a dark complexion and black hair, Miss Fairlie was unpretendingly and almost poorly dressed in plain white muslin.

    The Woman in White

  • The bride, simply and unpretendingly dressed, just fluttered enough to make her eyes irresistible, and her complexion lovely, enters the church, leaning on Mr. Keller's arm.

    Jezebel's Daughter

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