Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of unruffle.
  • adj. Not creating ruffles or stress.

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Examples

  • NCTT practitioners claim to channel life energy through their hands to patients in a four-phase process, which comprises centring, assessment, "unruffling" the field, and intervention.

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  • Unfortunately in the process, as feathers needed unruffling and egos stroked, we also got stuck with a bunch of unrelated buildings including a Chicago Sears-Hancock Tower Hybrid and Chicago Associates Center step child.

    FIVE YEARS, FOUR TOWERS, LEED GOLD ALL AROUND | Inhabitat

  • We quickly order two Niçoise salads and the plat du jour in hopes of unruffling her feathers and clearing the air for a more relaxing atmosphere.

    Words in a French Life

  • Your visit shot down their hot air balloon rides, and they could probably use a dose of feather unruffling.

    CITIZEN-TIMES.com - News

  • A senior merchant banker told SundayET that unless a promoter wants to increase his stake in the company, that too without unruffling a few feathers, nobody will raise money in the current depressed market. “The markets are still not out of the woods yet.

    The Economic Times

  • (I have been compelled to delete this passage on the ground that even if people believed me it would only attract more callers.) "All right," she continued, unruffling her hair; "but if I do you must promise to leave off writing stories about me.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-01-28

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