Definition: smooth and shining (as from good health); V.
Definition: smooth and shining (as from good health); V.
Sentences Containing 'sleek'
He had a good leg, and was a little vain of it, for his brown stockings fitted sleek and close, and were of a fine texture; his shoes and buckles, too, though plain, were trim.
He wore an odd little sleek crisp flaxen wig, setting very close to his head: which wig, it is to be presumed, was made of hair, but which looked far more as though it were spun from filaments of silk or glass.
Next to these two beds was that of the carrier, made up, as has been said, of the pack-saddles and all the trappings of the two best mules he had, though there were twelve of them, sleek, plump, and in prime condition, for he was one of the rich carriers of Arevalo, according to the author of this history, who particularly mentions this carrier because he knew him very well, and they even say was in some degree a relation of his; besides which Cide Hamete Benengeli was a historian of great research and accuracy in all things, as is very evident since he would not pass over in silence those that have been already mentioned, however trifling and insignificant they might be, an example that might be followed by those grave historians who relate transactions so curtly and briefly that we hardly get a taste of them, all the substance of the work being left in the inkstand from carelessness, perverseness, or ignorance.
In this central expanse the sea presented that smooth satin-like surface, called a sleek, produced by the subtle moisture thrown off by the whale in his more quiet moods.
The acute policy dictating these movements was sufficiently vindicated at daybreak, by the sight of a long sleek on the sea directly and lengthwise ahead, smooth as oil, and resembling in the pleated watery wrinkles bordering it, the polished metallic-like marks of some swift tide-rip, at the mouth of a deep, rapid stream.
Allmusic editor Jose F. Promis reviewed the single, giving a three out of five stars rating: "There are two remixed radio edits of "Love Can Move Mountains," one bouncy and the other sleek, and two housey club versions, similar to most dance music from the early '90s in that it seemed to possess a since-lost elegance and a since-lost innocence..."
It uses the same sleek, geometric shapes as her other designs.
Exotic appeal. Panton was a contributor to the development of sleek new styles reflecting the "Space Age" of the 1960s which became known as Pop Art.
The Panton Chair in particular was seen as being sleek and curvaceous.
The Guardian review likened the album to "an hour-long ride through William Gibson territory in a sleek limo, blurred shapes barely visible through the tinted windows" and that The Necks "have created a method of performing that transcends style while retaining meaning - in the most stylish way possible".
Davids and Strafford stations, while the Norristown line received a sleek new art deco terminus at Main and Swede Streets.
Designer John Reinhart introduced a high, more squared-off profile that was sleek and contemporary and looked as far from the bathtub design of 1948-50 as one could get.
On December 13, 2010, Honda unveiled a sketch of the new ninth-generation Civic which was described as "energetic, sleek and aerodynamic."
The fourth-generation Grand Cherokee retains its classic Jeep styling combined with a modern and sleek body style.
Male fashion wise, Russell Crowe was criticised for his ribbon bow-tie and hairstyle apparently inspired by Buddy Holly, which the "Guardian" correspondent compared unfavourably to the outfits worn by other male attendees, such as Tom Hanks's "sleek" Gucci and Jamie Bell in a Dior black suit, co-ordinating black shirt and tie.
In 1884, a portrait painting by John Singer Sargent of American-born Paris socialite, Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau, was criticised when she was depicted in a sleek black dress displaying what was considered scandalous cleavage and her right shoulder strap fallen off her shoulder.
It involves a return to clean and simple rectilinear modernist forms, coupled with an emphasis of lush landscaping and sleek sun-shading in the form of metal or wood louvres, instead of the modernist glass curtain wall, which admits and traps solar heat.
Boasting a 7th generation 12-megapixel Super CCD, a 2.7 inch amorphous silicon TFT LCD screen and a sleek new design, the F50fd is the first model in the Finepix 'F' series to feature optical-based image stabilization, referred to as "Dual Stabilization Mode".
In 2012, "The Guardian" included the song in their list of "The Best Number One Records", labelling it to be "sleek, Arctic-blue minimalism, like an emotionally thwarted retelling of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love".
Howat describes his appearance in these years as not having changed much from his younger days: "... the lean, ascetic figure of moderate height, with sharp features, sleek hair, and strong glasses".
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ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
arrears - being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
sacrosanct - invioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable
dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation