aplomb

[ uh-plom, uh-pluhm ]SEE DEFINITION OF aplomb

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She received his bits of news with the aplomb of a resourceful commander.

Miss Milbrey disunited the chatting couple with swiftness and aplomb.

I could read as much in her narrowed eyes as she tried for aplomb with her guests.

The aplomb—why should there be a French word for an English quality?

Before the end of the repast he had recovered all his assurance, all his aplomb.

"Your father didn't wish you to hear," she said, with all the aplomb she could muster.

He admired her aplomb, and he did not himself change countenance.

The moment he suspected any one of a serious interest in him it robbed him of his aplomb.

She carried her little head with an aplomb and gravity which amused some of us.

He was obstinate in his vanity, and carried off his mistakes with aplomb.

WORD ORIGIN

"assurance, confidence," 1828, from French aplomb (16c.), literally "perpendicularity," from phrase à plomb "poised upright, balanced," literally "on the plumb line," from Latin plumbum "(the metal) lead" (see plumb (n.)), of which the weight at the end of the line was made.

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