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Word: winsome

Definition: charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging


Sentences Containing 'winsome'

For sleeping man, 'twas hard to choose between such winsome days and such seducing nights.
She is easily the brightest newcomer to situation comedy—small, pert, winsome, and somehow giving the impression of being attractively feathered."
That glad, happy air, that winsome sky, did at last stroke and caress him; the step-mother world, so long cruel--forbidding--now threw affectionate arms round his stubborn neck, and did seem to joyously sob over him, as if over one, that however wilful and erring, she could yet find it in her heart to save and to bless.

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