Definitions

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  • adv. In a winsome manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a winsome manner.

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

  • adv. in an engaging manner

Etymologies

winsome +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It has been arranged by Suzanna (the delicately beautiful Anna Madeley), a grad student in psychology who was brought up as a sister to Max — though they tumble into bed in the first scene; and by her hastily married new husband, Andrew (the winsomely handsome Vincent Montuel), a radical feminist ("Pornography makes Andrew cry," Suzanna boasts).

    A Blind Date With 'Vanity Fair'

  • My camp outfit is at Happy Camp, and I can't very well stay here, Frona smiled winsomely, but there was no appeal in the smile; no feminine helplessness throwing itself on the strength and chivalry of the male.

    CHAPTER 3

  • At the very center of the garden stood a circle of headless, winsomely proportioned statues that gave the garden its name.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • As the law enforcement types, Penning and Herring pitch woo in the same gruff tones they use on the job, and cute couple Voth and Avolio, as Lynn and James, winsomely improvise a rhyme of "Commie" and "mommy" to cover up their clandestine conversations.

    Theater review: Washington Stage Guild's 'Red Herring'

  • The coming clatter &the rattling of a band of freaks—winsomely ratty &sparkling of old crimson.

    THE SHIFT

  • He also produced thousands of photographs, many of them witty and provocative, such as the now-famous image of his wife-to-be, Lu Qing, winsomely lifting her skirt in Tiananmen Square, or the series drily titled Studies Of Perspective, in which the photographer gives the finger to the White House, the Eiffel Tower and other national cultural monuments.

    Ai Weiwei: the dissident artist

  • She smiled winsomely at me as she stuffed the bill into her stained blue apron.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • As I dug deeper, I found a Christian faith inculcated carefully, winsomely, by figures from Reagan's youth, from his mother to his pastor.

    Don't Forget An Essential Part of Reagan's Bio -- His Faith

  • My friend, who'd been before and taken umbrage at the coq au vin andthe seafood aïoli, went for ahamburger winsomely known as aDBGB piggie burger due to the addition of pulled pork, along with green chilli mayonnaise, red cabbage slaw and decent frites.

    Restaurant: Bar Boulud, London SW1

  • There is the famous miniature portrait by William John Thomson when she glances winsomely over her shoulder that was painted shortly before her marriage.

    Elizabeth Gaskell bicentenary marked with exhibition

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