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To such a mind there is no unctuousness, by which ideas may be fastened upon others without their assent.
THE BEHAVIOR OF CROWDSEVERETT DEAN MARTIN
He smiled as he spoke with the unctuousness of a villain administering poison in a bouquet of roses.
ERIK DORNBEN HECHT
Its words drop fatness, its face oozes with unctuousness, its eyes swim with dews of mirth.
His predominating characteristic was an oily sleekness; the very voice of him was smooth with unctuousness.
The tutor breathed more freely, and, rid of the fear of being overheard, regained a little of his unctuousness.
THE CASTLE INNSTANLEY JOHN WEYMAN
Mr. Kemp, counsel for Sala, rolled them out with unctuousness then paused for the Judge to write them down.
There was an unctuousness in his courtesy that irritated Philip, but perhaps Philip envied him his place in the gig.
WENDERHOLMEPHILIP GILBERT HAMERTON
"It's the name of a shell, my dear,—just the name of a shell," explained Rollins with some unctuousness.
RAINY WEEKELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
Hate and love, unctuousness or slime, which is particularly obnoxious in some religious people.
WILLIAM BLAKECHARLES GARDNER
Sometimes, as in the case of Oehlenschlger, advancing years produce in the talent a suspicion of corpulence, of unctuousness.

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