simperingly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv simperingly with a lack of courage and determination "simperingly, the accused begged for mercy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Simperingly In a simpering manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • simperingly In a simpering manner; affectedly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Simperingly in a simpering manner: with a foolish smile
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

A pale, simpering miss smirked in my face, and cried, 'One eye!
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
Their quaint costumes, and old-fashioned coiffures, and simpers were of overwhelming interest to Ellen.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Michelangelo was never a favorite in society; simpering beauty peeked at him from behind feather fans and made jokes concerning his appearance.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Carol called her a sweet old simpering soul, and so she was.
"Prudence of the Parsonage" by Ethel Hueston
There was laughing, and talking, and giggling, and simpering, and ogling, and flirting, and courting.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.)" by Various
We looked up, simpering gratefully.
"Police!!!" by Robert W. Chambers
There was no simper, no affectation, no posing.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
But there they are, simpering a paltry patriotism, insipid as history and ridiculous as art.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
A former generation would have simpered, but this young person hasn't a simper in her.
"Set in Silver" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Good heavens, Bob, you'd make a helpless, simpering little idiot out of Ruth if you had your way.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
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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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