disarming

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj disarming capable of allaying hostility
    • n disarming act of reducing or depriving of arms "the disarmament of the aggressor nations must be complete"
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Quotations

  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the two sexes.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord%20Chesterfield
    “Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry%20Wadsworth%20Longfellow
    “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry%20Ward%20Beecher
    “The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas%20Fuller
    “A generous confession disarms slander.”
  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “Hitler used Romans 13 to disarm his citizens. It's called fascism.”

Usage

In literature:

They were followed by the Calvinists, and these again by the Roman Catholics; last of all the Lutherans disarmed.
"The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete" by Friedrich Schiller
De Mauleon disarmed and wounded his antagonist, not gravely, but sufficiently to terminate the encounter.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Her voice was at its most musical pitch, rather low for her, fluting, infinitely disarming and seductive.
"Alias The Lone Wolf" by Louis Joseph Vance
No lust but finds him disarmed and fenceless, and with the least assault enters.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
He believed that he could repeatedly disarm Diamond.
"Frank Merriwell at Yale" by Burt L. Standish
Being well mounted, they easily overtook and disarmed the prelate's attendants.
"Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Vol. II (of 3)" by Walter Scott
There was an exuberance of life and spirits about her that was rather disarming.
"The Testing of Diana Mallory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Stop us if you can; or turn, if you like, for help to the Germany we have smashed and disarmed!
"New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1" by Various
It was easy for him to imitate my writing, and the signature of D'Angely would disarm suspicion.
"For The Admiral" by W.J. Marx
He almost disarmed criticism by the gaiety, the naivete of the pursuit.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
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In poetry:

The nymph replied!—"You first, my Swain!
Confine your sonnets to the plain;
One envious tongue alike disarms
You of your wit, me of my charms.
"The Rose-Bud" by William Shenstone
Who trusts in God, no weeping fears,
No wasting cares his soul disarm;
When killing droughts bring famined years,
He trusts in God and smiles at harm.
"Trust In God" by Janet Hamilton
GOVERNOR. Arrest, disarm them,
Take them hence. Make no distinction
On account of blood or rank here.
Let them suffer both alike,
Since in guilt alike they acted.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
When I hear that you express an affection so warm,
Ne'er think, my beloved, that I do not believe;
For your lip would the soul of suspicion disarm,
And your eye beams a ray which can never deceive.
"To Caroline: When I Hear That You Express An Affection So Warm" by Lord George Gordon Byron
Up steps bold Jack Muldemon his comrades three more
We soon disarmed the sentry and left him in his gore
Liberty Oh Liberty it's Liberty we crave
Deliver up your arms my boys or the sea shall be your grave
"Cyprus Brig" by Anonymous Oceania
Long, long, ye snowy ringlets, wave,
Long, long, your much-lov'd beauty save!
May bliss your latest ev'ning crown,
Disarm life's winter of its frown,
And soft, ye hoary hairs, go down,
In gladness to the grave!
"The Silver Locks" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

Al-Sadr Orders Militia To Disarm .
Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered most of his militiamen to disarm but said Friday he will maintain elite fighting units to resist the Americans if a timetable for the withdrawal of US troops is not established.
Says Sudan Has Plan to Aid Refugees and Disarm Darfur Forces.
Sudan and the United Nations have agreed on a plan to tackle the refugee crisis and disarm marauding militia in Darfur in an effort to avert threatened sanctions, United Nations officials said Thursday.
In a joint statement issued before Mr Annan's departure on Saturday, the Sudanese president, Omar Hassan Ahmed el-Bashir, committed to disarming the militias and investigating human rights violations.
War or Diplomacy to Disarm Iraq.
Saddam "will be disarmed one way or the other," the president declared as his administration prepared for another faceoff at the United Nations on a resolution designed to bring about the disarmament of Iraq.
Top weapons inspector Hans Blix said Monday that Baghdad had not genuinely accepted UN resolutions demanding that it disarm.
LONDON, Thursday, Sept 20— The Irish Republican Army offered today to renew contact with the international panel charged with supervising the disarming of Northern Ireland's paramilitary groups.
Disarming IEDs in Iraq.
Winnipeg police reported two men barged into a hotel and bar in the 100 block of Alpine Avenue just before 2 am and sprayed a noxious substance in the air to disarm hotel staff and patrons.
Yeezy's seven-minute rant over an '808s and Heartbreak' cut during a recent Australian set is disarmingly frank.
In their quest to be fair and balanced , they misinform and disarm a public trying to fix our dysfunctional politics.
Squad disarms traps at suspect's Colorado home.
His bright eyes are disarming.
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In science:

The statement of Theorem 20 is disarmingly simple given how much effort seems to be required to establish it.
The asymmetric sandwich theorem
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