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Usage examples for facile

  1. " That remains with Duncan, of course," she admitted, in a strictly qualified tone of triumph, as though she were secretly worrying over a conquest too incredibly facile. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  2. After Seward and Chase had left the Senate Sumner was facile princeps. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns
  3. On his second supplicant gliding silently past him, the facile sentry had followed with equal alertness- this time not with any intention to plead for a promised kiss; but simply to show his respect to the lady by gallantly conducting her beyond the bounds of his jurisdiction. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  4. But an easy path from Hinduism to Christianity means an equally facile way of return to the ancestral faith. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  5. A new emotion thrilled through the facile Aristide. – The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William J. Locke
  6. When Valentine, always facile, had begun to consider this matter, a drawing of the building, as it was to look when restored, was made, in order to stir up his zeal, and make him long for a parish church that would do him and the vicar credit. – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  7. The theme was boundless and Schiller was a facile verse- maker. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  8. To him the air of the time imparted itself in a deepening of his facile sympathy. – Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale
  9. He was exasperated by Trirodov's confident tone and facile speech. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  10. The facile Mrs. Harbottle! – The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan
  11. When he was of the mind he could invent a happy compliment with a felicity no less facile than Fitzgerald. – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  12. He was not, therefore, disposed by training or recent habits to indulge a facile enthusiasm, and such deep emotion as he experienced must have been due to no ordinary cause. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  13. Thus those who in the third phase of which I speak have not attained the wisdom which I here recognize will often sink into a passion of avarice, accumulating wealth which they cannot conceivably enjoy; a stupidity so manifest that every age of satire has found it the most facile of commonplaces. – On Something by H. Belloc
  14. So facile is his style that it constantly betrays him into crude and extravagant statements. – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  15. Marsh was not altogether pleased at finding his facile eloquence outdone. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  16. Plautus secundus facile exuperat ceteros. – The Student's Companion to Latin Authors by George Middleton Thomas R. Mills
  17. A full mind with a facile pen makes letter writing a joy, and both of these attributes I think I may fairly claim. – An Autobiography by Catherine Helen Spence
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