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Word: unassuming

Definition: modest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner


Sentences Containing 'unassuming'

'You find us, Copperfield,' said Mr. Micawber, with one eye on Traddles, 'at present established, on what may be designated as a small and unassuming scale; but, you are aware that I have, in the course of my career, surmounted difficulties, and conquered obstacles.
A number of books have been produced by Crater Club residents during their sojourns there, and the club and its facilities still provide a warm community for families seeking a quiet and unassuming place to vacation and recharge in the summer months.
Allmusic said "she sings about simple, everyday things in an unassuming manner, letting her melodies and girl-next-door charm carry the day".
Although Martin's contributions invariably featured outrageous events and sometimes outright violations of the laws of space-time, his strips typically had unassuming generic titles such as "A Quiet Day in the Park" or "One Afternoon at the Beach".
An unassuming scholar, he took a mild interest in politics.
Bourdon’s father was a farmer and his mother was from humble origins, daughter of a farmer and described by Bourdon (1932) as being unassuming, superior in mental ability but lacking the ambition and favourable conditions to reach a higher social level.
Despite his erudite scholarship, deep learning of Sanskrit and Tamil and extraordinary poetic skills, Kamban remains a humble, unassuming, deeply pious man, and a loyal subject of the King.
Father Mapple rose, and in a mild voice of unassuming authority ordered the scattered people to condense.
He also became an avid reader of "Popular Aviation" and the "Chicago Defender", which he later said heavily influenced his desire to fly naval aircraft. In his childhood he was described as "serious, witty, unassuming, and very intelligent."
He also commented that it is "an unassuming strum-along".
He maintained a soft-spoken, unassuming demeanor despite his fame.
In the 1996 summer, after one unassuming top level season with Leça FC, Best signed for F.C. Tirsense in the second division, going on to experience three consecutive relegations with the same team.
Lourdes, an ugly and unassuming clerk at the store, witnesses the outcome of the fight, helps Rafael incinerate the body, and provides an alibi for the police.
Neil Young thought the film was an "unassuming but very likeable little comedy with dramatic touches...writer-director makes a very old set-up seem fresh, funny and surprising."
Saint Laurence Bai Xiaoman, a Chinese layman, and an unassuming worker.
She was less handsome than her brother; but there was sense and good humor in her face, and her manners were perfectly unassuming and gentle.
Simón then had an unassuming loan spell at Racing de Ferrol, appearing sparingly in an eventual relegation from the second division and being finally released by Espanyol in the 2008 summer without any further main squad appearances.
The album's vocals were described as "lovely" and "quite graceful", containing an "unassuming flutter and grit"; ultimately displaying a progression, saying "Jackson has grown into her voice along with the rest of her body."
The then 39-year-old, 150-pound Long was described as "as silent man, unassuming and shy, to the point of bashfulness a face sunburned to the color of saddle leather cowpuncher's wrinkles radiating from pale blue eyes."
Thomas R Forbes, in his biographical paper on Yarrell, writes that "All of "Birds" are outstanding because of the author's clear, narrative style, accuracy, careful scholarship, and unassuming charm."
When I lighted my candles, he fell into meek transports with the room that was revealed to him; and when I heated the coffee in an unassuming block-tin vessel in which Mrs. Crupp delighted to prepare it (chiefly, I believe, because it was not intended for the purpose, being a shaving-pot, and because there was a patent invention of great price mouldering away in the pantry), he professed so much emotion, that I could joyfully have scalded him.
``And with all this, how unassuming he is!
``He is perfectly well behaved, polite, and unassuming,''said her uncle.
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