One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(especially of tone or a gesture) not emphatic.‘an unemphatic ‘yes’’
- ‘The flowing, unemphatic full-length lines which had characterized the dress of both sexes since late antiquity were gradually abandoned.’
- ‘This was the language of the English and Scottish Enlightenment: sober, unemphatic, good-humoured; a very sociable and moderate language, modern in a way that even we would recognise, and supremely rational and down-to-earth.’
- ‘Robinson remembered him saying ‘the most strange things in the most unemphatic manner, speaking of his visions as any man would of the most ordinary occurrence.’’
- ‘Stewart pauses, half hesitant, as he backs away, a step or two extra: the first unemphatic hint of a change of mind.’
- ‘‘Yes,’ he agreed, his tone quiet and unemphatic, and regarded her with what seemed to be mingled perplexity and embarrassment.’
- ‘They shunned the Impressionists' hazy unemphatic diffusion of colour.’
- ‘The Eustace Diamonds ends the epic length of its story on a remarkably unemphatic note.’
- ‘The colours, like delicately tinted porcelain, of the gods, figurines rather than figures, accord with the unemphatic grace of the composition.’
- ‘Variety, meanwhile, observed that ‘Altman takes an elegant, appealingly unemphatic look at the world of ballet’.’
- ‘Brockovich's unemphatic insistence on the economic struggles of ordinary working people is a perfect instance of Soderbergh's essentially sympathetic sensibility.’
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