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Yet two Wounaan weavers, Miria Chirimia and Elsa Chocho, craft sleek baskets whose two-toned patterns appear positively urbane.

The show’s most urban, if not urbane, artworks are Pam Frederick’s “It’s in the Cards” collages, constructed from photographs of fortuneteller shops in Washington and New Orleans.

Slight beer belly and a measured voice, intelligent and urbane.

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Grant says that a modern-day Jackie Kennedy, worldly and urbane, would have embraced the influences of various cultures in today’s America.

He is, by all accounts, brilliant; a dashing, urbane go-getter who exudes charm.

And menswear designer Michael Bastian created a world of gentlemen farmers and urbane dandies.

The year 2011 was particularly tough for the usually gracious and urbane president.

He's weird-looking, with a not very urbane, sentimental aesthetic; he's backed by a neighborhood bar band.

He was a light-hearted but serious and civilized man—urbane, to use an old-fashioned word.

Surely it is not urbane to throw on another the burden of saying that he likes not the smell or the inhaling of burning tobacco.

His name and paper, has a respectable credit, even among the urbane denizens of Wall street.

I would sit on the Liberal benches and watch him, and listen to his urbane voice, fascinated by him.

In New York, then, you are met everywhere by a sort of urbane familiarity.

The urbane storeman saved the situation by inquiring of the cook: "What will you have for lunch?"


On this page you'll find 74 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to urbane, such as: affable, cosmopolitan, cultured, elegant, polished, and refined.

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