Definition of winsomely in US English:



  • See winsome

    • ‘And, less winsomely and more defensively perhaps, the remarks about how sorry the author now feels for those childless women journalists she knows who have shelves full of Emmys but no little ones to come home to.’
    • ‘The problem with Ross going on about it winsomely is that he makes ridiculous the thing he loves.’
    • ‘She gracefully, winsomely smiled then said: ‘Care to dance with me, famous explorer?’’
    • ‘He'll flash his diamond ring at me and grin winsomely, call me ‘Guv'nor’ and set a price which will be high but just within the range he can read next to the word MUG on my forehead,.’
    • ‘This book is remarkable in that it profoundly challenges church life and personal life so gently and winsomely that the reader is not put off or discouraged by unreachably high ideals.’
    • ‘Jen smiled winsomely, ‘But Kate and I were going out together tonight!’’
    • ‘‘Good day,’ she said, smiling precisely, winsomely.’
    • ‘This is among a host of questions concisely and winsomely addressed by the Bishop of Fargo, North Dakota, in a pastoral letter, ‘You Will Know the Truth and the Truth Will Set You Free.’’
    • ‘Surplus cream is stored in one of two 1,500-gallon tanks which stick out of the exterior of the plant near the entrance to the on-site dairy store and are winsomely painted with Holstein patterns.’
    • ‘‘Because he will give me alms,’ the boy said winsomely.’
    • ‘It includes a centrefold showing herself winsomely reclined on a chaise longue wearing only a full-length burka.’
    • ‘She slid under and looked at him winsomely, up through the water, lips pursed and cheeks blown full.’
    • ‘My stay in the Dreadnought was about as frightening as having a baby smile winsomely into your face as you eat an ice cream and listen to Charlotte Church while holding hands with the person of your dreams.’
    • ‘Their gaily colored flowers resembling miniature ballet dancers in multi-colored tutus will sway and nod winsomely toward you.’
    • ‘I wonder if he was himself entirely convinced of the movement, but the result was at any rate better than any sappy and winsomely flat approach which is all too often the alternative.’
    • ‘Respect for writers joins with the desire to help authors find an audience and present what they have to say as clearly, effectively, and winsomely as possible.’
    • ‘Nightly she was called back for an encore, winsomely protesting that since she hadn't expected such an ecstatic reception she had nothing prepared and called instead for questions from the audience.’
    • ‘The Bible is the church's book whose peculiar authority is experienced most persuasively, compellingly, and winsomely within the life of the gathered worshiping community.’
    • ‘The book describes the winsomely untraditional family surrounding Fern, a college student who takes charge of a friend's newborn son.’
    • ‘I crossed my fingers as I subtly shoved the iPod behind me and smiled winsomely at him.’