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 Meanings and Examples of SIMPER
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simper
 v.  smirk; smile in artificial way to make an impression
Classic Sentence:
1  Yes, ma'am, indeed," replied the other, with a stately simper, "there will be some satisfaction in looking on now, and I think it was rather a pity they should have been obliged to part.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  'Pardon me, pardon me,' rejoined Vassily Ivanovitch with a polite simper.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
3  He simpers, and smirks, and makes love to us all.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 53
4  Kitty simpered and smiled, and hoped her turn was coming soon.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 55
5  'That's too bad,' Tiny simpered.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
6  The little girl clung to her grandmother's skirts and simpered.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
7  There now," said Miss Steele, affectedly simpering, "everybody laughs at me so about the Doctor, and I cannot think why.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
8  He was, now, a huge, strong fellow of six feet high, broad in proportion, and round-shouldered; but with a simpering boy's face and curly light hair that gave him quite a sheepish look.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. I HAVE A CHANGE
9  Agnes, whom I should have liked to take myself, was given to a simpering fellow with weak legs.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
10  The simpering fellow with the weak legs, who had taken Agnes down, stated the question more decisively yet, I thought.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
11  If simpering, coquetry or empty-headedness would attract him, she would gladly play the flirt and be more empty-headed than even Cathleen Calvert.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
12  Mrs. Elisha Gurrey, relict of Deacon Gurrey the dealer in hay and grain, was a pointed-nosed, simpering woman with iron-gray hair drawn so tight that it resembled a soiled handkerchief covering her head.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
13  Mrs. Bogart had, by the simpering viciousness of her comments on the new furniture, stirred Carol to economy.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
14  The film was a highly advertised and abysmal thing smacking of simpering hair-dressers, cheap perfume, red-plush suites on the back streets of tenderloins, and complacent fat women chewing gum.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
15  She was a simpering, but masculine creature.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—ONE MOTHER MEETS ANOTHER MOTHER
Example Sentence:
1  . Complimented on her appearance, Stella had to self-consciously simper.