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He succeeded, however, in retaining them, and in disarming their fears.

But Tresler listened to her greeting with a disarming smile on his face.

"To serve you if possible, my godfather," was the disarming answer.

He hastened after Francesco, and while the knight was disarming he came to voice his suspicions.

A laugh he decided was the most disarming of human manifestations.

He made a daring dash for liberty, disarming and killing a sentry.

Harris' manner was disarming, and the physicist felt more at ease.

Robin surveyed her rather wistfully, and then smiled in a disarming fashion.

"I am sorry," said the Marquis with a sincerity which was attractive and disarming.

Say what you like, Mr. Spooner, laughed Doggie in his disarming way.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French desarmer (11c.), from des- (see dis-) + armer "to arm" (see arm (v.)). The figurative sense is slightly earlier in English than the literal. Related: Disarmed; disarming.

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