simperer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n simperer a smiler whose smile is silly and self-conscious and sometimes coy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Simperer One who simpers. "A simperer that a court affords."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n simperer One who simpers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Simperer one who simpers
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Scand.; Norw. semper, smart.

Usage

In literature:

One of them simpered.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
You're simpering at some hidden invention of your own, and you know it.
"Miss Pat at School" by Pemberton Ginther
No brains, no style, no conversation; always a simpering, weak-eyed rag baby.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
Those who were of the at-home type simpered.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Eva blushed and simpered.
"Earl Hubert's Daughter" by Emily Sarah Holt
It has the form of a young man, but the simpering silliness of a school girl.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
He glanced up and saw the figurehead; it seemed to be simpering at him with an irritating smile.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
The woman simpered unhappily.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
Jane was simpering up at him in a way she had never looked at me.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
He forced her to stop, conducted himself in such a familiar way, and talked in such a loud voice that the passersby simpered.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
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In poetry:

Yet can I mark how starres above
Simper and shine,
As having keyes unto thy love,
While poore I pine.
"The Search" by George Herbert
Then I thought "Lucky boy!
'Tis for YOU that she whimpers!"
And I noted with joy
Those sensational simpers:
And I said "This is scrumptious!" - a
phrase I had learned from the Devonshire shrimpers.
"Atalanta In Camden -Town" by Lewis Carroll
Po. Yet ye account me a meere silly Dame,
Yea as silly as some simple simpering Citizen.
That hath but manners enough to take
The upper end of a Table at a feast,
And to carve a Capons legge to a Coxcombe.
"Rhodon And Iris. Act IV" by Ralph Knevet
And the Amazons simpered and sighed,
And they ogled, and giggled, and flushed,
And they opened their pretty eyes wide,
And they chuckled, and flirted, and blushed
(At least, if they could, they'd have blushed).
"King Borria Bungalee Boo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Now if the lilies of France lick Solomon in all his glory;
And the leopard cannot change his spots;
Nor the British lion his appetite;
Neither can a young Cock-eagle sit simpering
With an olive-sprig in his mouth.
"The American eagle" by D H Lawrence
I think her little figurehead, all weathered, worn and bare,
With its valiant faded simper and its sad forsaken stare,
Gazes out across the water where the long tides break in snow
On the cruel hidden ledges where a ship sank long ago.
"Coasting Brigantine - Unnamed" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

A simpering, girlish Michael Jackson (played by a look-alike).
Are you known to simper .
Simpers is leading another mission trip that leaves Dec 26, 2012.
Tame Impala are Kevin Parker, Dom Simper and Jay Watson.
Back in 2009, "Fireflies" simpered virally across America, and annoyed grown-ups wished 1,000 slugs from 10,000 frightening thugs upon the moony outstate Minnesotan.
The federal government is trying to make documents simper and easier for us to understand.
You make everyone else in any prime-time network drama look like a toothless simpering puddle of bunny drivel.
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In science:

Actually this case is simper since there is no need to introduce cutoffs.
Quenched limit theorems for nearest neighbour random walks in 1D random environment
It was first proved by Taubes . A simper proof was then presented by Bott and Taubes .
Circle action and some vanishing results on manifolds
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