Usage examples for facile

  1. 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
  2. He was exasperated by Trirodov's confident tone and facile speech. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  3. 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
  4. " 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
  5. After Seward and Chase had left the Senate Sumner was facile princeps. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns
  6. The theme was boundless and Schiller was a facile verse- maker. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  7. 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
  8. To him the air of the time imparted itself in a deepening of his facile sympathy. – Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale
  9. 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
  10. A new emotion thrilled through the facile Aristide. – The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William J. Locke
  11. Plautus secundus facile exuperat ceteros. – The Student's Companion to Latin Authors by George Middleton Thomas R. Mills
  12. The facile Mrs. Harbottle! – The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan
  13. Marsh was not altogether pleased at finding his facile eloquence outdone. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  14. In seeing her kindly receive every one, refuse no one, and patiently listen to all, you would have promised yourself easy and facile access to her; but if she cast eyes upon you, there was in her face I know not what of gravity, which made you so astounded that you no longer had power, I do not say to walk a step, but even to stir a foot to approach her." – The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. I. (of V.) by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. So facile is his style that it constantly betrays him into crude and extravagant statements. – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  18. 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