NONCHALANT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of NONCHALANT
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 a.  behaving in a calm manner, often in a way that suggests you are not interested or do not care
Classic Sentence:
1  Never at any time, even in most intimate moments, had he been other than nonchalant.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIV
2  The philosophical tall soldier measured a sandwich of cracker and pork and swallowed it in a nonchalant manner.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
3  Questions and answers followed in a nonchalant manner that made Dantes indignant, for he felt that all the world should have for the poor abbe a love and respect equal to his own.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19. The Third Attack.
4  He sat opposite to me, and lit a cigarette in his old, nonchalant manner.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
5  Scarlett turned away from Mammy with studied nonchalance, thankful that her face had been unnoticed in Mammy's preoccupation with the matter of the shawl.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
6  At first it had annoyed her and she had tried to break down that nonchalance but soon she had come to accept it as a very convenient thing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIV
7  She spoke with amazing nonchalance.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
8  There had been nonchalance in his tone, showing her that he felt no absolute grief at a consummation which to her was a positive horror.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
9  His aristocratic nature was revolted by Bazarov's absolute nonchalance.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
10  His face was positively transformed when he talked to her; it took a bright, almost kind expression, and his habitual nonchalance was replaced by a sort of jesting attentiveness.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
11  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.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
12  Wolzogen, nonchalantly stretching his legs, approached Kutuzov with a half-contemptuous smile on his lips, scarcely touching the peak of his cap.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXV
Example Sentence:
1  She defeat all her rival for the job with nonchalant ease.
2  Clark's mother is nonchalant about her role in her son's latest work.
3  Cool, calm, and collected under fire, James Bond shows remarkable nonchalance in the face of danger.