nonchalance


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The nonchalance of the legs is the first lesson to be learnt in such a masquerade as this.
He was not exactly remarkable," Marlow answered with his usual nonchalance.
The nonchalance of boys who are sure of a dinner, and would disdain as much as a lord to do or say aught to conciliate one, is the healthy attitude of human nature.
And Raffles was after him at an easy pace, and had himself almost reached the corner when my attention was distracted from the alert nonchalance of his gait.
His manner was usually odd it is true, and I cer tainly did not pay much attention to it; but that sort of obscure intention, which seemed to lurk in his nonchalance like a wary old carp in a pond, had never before come so near the surface.
A certain superciliousness of look, coolness of manner, nonchalance of tone, express fully their sentiments on the point, without committing them by any positive rudeness in word or deed.
Then, as if sincerely repentant of his nonchalance, he added, with a sort of enthusiasm:
In the lead-up to the vote, the United States sharply criticized UNIFIL's failure to prevent Hezbollah's arms build-up and its nonchalance toward the Iranian-backed group's other violations of UNSCR 1701.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 31 (ANI-NewsVoir): All that sparkles maybe gold yet all that's edgy, bordering of uber-cool, has to reflect the Italian way of life- the glam, the pizza's, the nonchalance, the effortless cool.
Now he's gone, dismissing the over-blown narcissist with a matter-of-fact nonchalance feels the perfect response.
La meme source a condamne " la nonchalance du gouvernement " dans la lutte contre la propagation de l'hepatite C dans plusieurs ecoles tunisiennes soulignant la necessite d'elaborer un plan sanitaire de vulgarisation pour rassurer les parents et stopper cette maladie.
After facing nonchalance and indifferent attitude of authorities the senior journalist submitted written application to court for due assistance in lodging FIR under22-A CrPC against the doctor for dereliction of duties in the serious case that cause death of a boy who would have been saved if given treatment on time.