One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘To say the wine is unctuously textured is an understatement.’
- ‘‘Neither pots nor pans, nor dish nor spoon should be spared,’ he announced unctuously.’
- ‘He and his foreign minister have unctuously said that ‘force is always the last resort.’’
- ‘‘No further questions, your Honor,’ the prosecutor concluded unctuously, folding his hands and leaning forward with a slight simper that made Peter retch.’
- ‘Assistants are falling unctuously at her feet, rushing around proffering product in all shapes, sizes and colours.’
- ‘Claire made an ‘ahem’ sound as she stood smiling unctuously between Zach and me.’
- ‘The reporter made a big mistake all right, but it wasn't the one that the rest of the press corp is unctuously wringing its hands over.’
- ‘At their best, Chilean wines are unctuously juicy and intense, with bags of exotic ripe fruit.’
- ‘Before Kat could give any other thought to what he was doing, Josh turned back around and grinned unctuously at her.’
- ‘As one settles in amid the eminently tasteful pine green and deep brown colour scheme, one is instantaneously attended to by the most unctuously helpful staff.’
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