Usage examples for insincere

  1. He is as eloquent as he is insincere. – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  2. You're so charming to everyone and-" " But I'm not insincere because of that, am I? – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  3. The Russian argument throughout was upon a perfectly insincere basis. – A Short History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele
  4. I will not be so insincere as to say that I did not give up my parliamentary life with the greatest regret. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  5. Was it wholly insincere? – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  6. Whatever I think of you, he answered, I can never again call you insincere. – The Stronger Influence by F.E. Mills Young
  7. I hope you won't mind, though of course-" she uttered a little laugh that was piteously insincere-" I know you will feel bound to say you do. – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  8. His face was that of a leader of men, hard and powerful; one could see that it feared nothing, and that it looked with contempt on whatever was artificial, affected, or insincere. – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  9. She surveyed the house with a pained constrained expression, as though she tried in vain to conceal from herself that it was all slightly improper, and even such objects as the Bokhara hangings failed to extort more than an insincere, " Oh, very nice, dear- very nice." – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  10. But Alexius set himself to work to smooth matters down; all his tact and patience were needed, and there was ample scope for his talent for intrigue and insincere diplomacy. – The Byzantine Empire by Charles William Chadwick Oman
  11. The smile of each was self- conscious, apprehensive, insincere. – Tales of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  12. It must not be thought that Gertie was insincere: she was not; she was dramatic. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  13. Was it because of the presence of such people in the temple as that little mean- souled professor, whom everybody knew to be insincere from the crown of his head to the soles of his sly little feet? – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  14. And when, upon her arrival from the capital, he had told her that it was part of his strategy to secretly present the statement to the sheriff- and that she must appear personally before that official- she had consented, knowing that Warden was insincere. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  15. Later he turned against them and against the whole tribe of insincere occasional rimesters, who were bringing the poetic art into contempt. – An anthology of German literature by Calvin Thomas
  16. Jacobins and Girondists united in this cry; but the Jacobins accused the Girondists of being insincere, and of secretly plotting for the restoration of the king. – Madame Roland, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  17. If we answer that we think them insincere, we accuse these thrice accredited representatives of the Irish people of being hypocrites and crafty conspirators; and numbers in England, affected by the weapons they have used to get to their present strength, do think it; forgetful that our obtuseness to their constant appeals forced them into the extremer shifts of agitation. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  18. " Maybe I'll need him no more," he said, with an obviously insincere sigh. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  19. With this hasty and insincere assurance, Joan beat a rapid retreat, leaving Marjorie, Jerry and the freshman to their own devices. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  20. Brandon was not altogether insincere when he told Elsie and the Edinburgh ladies that the finest prospect he ever saw in Victoria was the prospect of getting out of it, but the present pleasure made him forget many past ones. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence