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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLIBNESS

At any rate, he proceeded with an unusual fluency and glibness.

"I only said that the once," said Wully, shocked at her glibness in the uptake.

But this skill of tongue, this glibness of speech is hardly an affair of intellect at all.

Then the glibness and merit of some of their answers surprised and amused him.

"Miss Baker is engaged," she announced, with the glibness of previous preparation.

Nevertheless despite the glibness with which he uttered it, he cringed and a flood of telltale color rose to his hair.

"Oh, he gives thunderingly to the missionary societies," said Reuben, with a glibness that grated on the father's ear.

In the parlor, he supposed there would be crayon pictures of grandmothers and aunts-further evidence of the agent's glibness.

The old maid could take an oath with an ease and glibness such as she might have displayed in saying good morning.

Ethel was astounded at the glibness of invention which could instantly bring forth such an idea.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "smooth and slippery," possibly a shortening of obsolete glibbery "slippery," which is perhaps from Low German glibberig "smooth, slippery," from Middle Low German glibberich, from or related to glibber "jelly." Of words, speakers, etc., from c.1600. Related: Glibly; glibness.

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