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Genuine; sincere:‘a broad smile of unfeigned delight’
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- ‘This fine ballad on the solitude of a star who moves from town to town was made for a singer whose vulnerability was again, unfeigned.’
- ‘It is executed and performed with unspoiled and unfeigned good humor by everyone involved, which makes it a surprising, but most welcome winner.’
- ‘His interactions with Bujold, and with his character's daughters (one of which, as noted earlier, is indeed his own), resonate with unfeigned affection.’
- ‘These two develop the degree of intense chemistry that only mature actors can muster (and which might make some less experienced performers uncomfortable); their interaction feels entirely unfeigned.’
- ‘There had been no formal rehearsals; the emotion had to come out raw and unfeigned; they owed this to the real people whose real stories they were reading.’
- ‘What is most attractive about Elie's book is its earnest and unfeigned passion for such a worthy but unfashionable subject.’
- ‘Evelyn's grief at his son's death was massive and unfeigned, and was perhaps that of a man whose love was most alive when it had lost its object.’
- ‘His work is unfeigned and natural, and he shows a poise that should allow him to make the difficult transition through puberty that kills so many promising young careers.’
- ‘Frye's essay was enormously influential in all but one respect: his unfeigned affection for the poets in question was not contagious.’
- ‘The only people who listen to him with unfeigned respect are sommeliers.’
- ‘I would be irresponsible to criticise all newspapers for the actions of a minority when the majority are unfeigned and responsible.’
- ‘Here, some sparse wall decorations - a row of fezzes, an evil eye, a painted plate - and the unfeigned warmth of the waitress signal that you have stumbled upon a Turkish zone.’
- ‘‘Well, my lord, unfortunately not,’ he said with unfeigned sadness.’
- ‘Though she had felt unfeigned at the time, the word had dug itself into her subconscious and remained there until it could reveal itself when she was alone.’
- ‘‘You reasoned it out beautifully,’ I exclaimed, in unfeigned admiration.’
- ‘It is a tribute to those skills that his ovation was unfeigned.’
- ‘As she leans with sinuous insouciance against Billy's flank, her unfeigned ease fills the image with sexual heat.’
- ‘He spoke musingly, his anger supplanted for the moment by unfeigned pleasure.’
- ‘All eyes immediately lighted with unfeigned interest.’
- ‘She has a long speech at the end of the movie, which could have gone very wrong, but she simply delivers it with unfeigned naive honesty.’
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