Usage examples for unassuming

  1. We picture to ourselves the group of seven crown- appointed Councillors and five representatives of the Commons, assembled there, with the first Speaker, McDonell, of Glengary; all plain, unassuming, prosaic men, listening, at their first session, to the opening speech of their frank and honoured Governor. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  2. But I liked him, he wus so unassuming and friendly, and took every thing so peaceable and pleasant. – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  3. You can imagine how this accent nettled us, for we were all unassuming lads- chaps, Shelby would have called us- and we detested " side." – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  4. Bonaparte was jealous of some generals, the rivalry of whose ambition he feared; but on this subject Desaix gave him no uneasiness; equally remarkable for his unassuming disposition, his talent, and information, he proved by his conduct that he loved glory for her own sake, and that every wish for the possession of political power was foreign to his mind. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  5. All that I know of them is that they were like most Easterns- very quiet, unassuming, inoffensive fellows, very assiduous in their studies and duties, never giving any trouble, and very punctual in their attendance. – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher
  6. Gentleness is unassuming in opinion and temperate in zeal. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. His honest dealings, his charity, of which the world knew nothing, and his plain and unassuming ways had inspired in me a kind of worship. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  8. While hearing the news from this unassuming elderly girl, he could keep an eye on Mrs. Hawthorne at a distance, and catch any facial signal for help. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  9. She is the most unassuming very rich girl I have ever known. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  10. Peter had been made to trim his beard, and, dressed in unassuming pepper- and- salt, looked with his docile eyes and quiet voice a very respectable servant. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  11. And why shouldn't white iron beds, which are modest and unassuming in appearance, serve for homes as well? – The House in Good Taste by Elsie de Wolfe
  12. The elder son Michael was very like his father- diligent, unassuming, kindly, and simple- a plain, tall, thin red man of nearly thirty, who toiled in paper cap and rolled- up shirt- sleeves as the superintendent in the saw- mill, and put on no airs whatever as the son of the master. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  13. The officials and people of prominence are all natural and unassuming. – Reno A Book of Short Stories and Information by Lilyan Stratton
  14. I have a row of pots of the former on my balcony, and the united efforts of Stenson, Antoinette, and myself have not yet succeeded in making them bloom; but I love the unassuming velvety leaves. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  15. The unassuming master of Marchmont Towers had won for himself a quiet popularity amongst the simple country gentry, and the best families in Lincolnshire had sent their chiefs to do honour to his burial, or at the least their empty carriages to represent them at that mournful ceremonial. – John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3) by Mary E. Braddon
  16. She was dressed in some dark stuff- quite simple and unassuming, but he thought that he had never seen anything so beautiful. – The Wooden Horse by Hugh Walpole
  17. The two had little in common- Craive was a stockbroker when world- wars did not happen to be in progress- but G. J. greatly liked him because, with all his crudity, he was such a decent, natural fellow, so kind- hearted, so fresh and unassuming. – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  18. He is one of the most unassuming, yet one of the noblest and most generous young men of Ithaca. – History of the Dewitt guard, company A, 50th regiment National guard, state of New York by Unknown
  19. Parr's conduct after his most heroic actions was thoroughly modest and unassuming. – True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World by Adolphus W. Greely
  20. If this was really to have been the sequel, we can perceive that the unassuming simplicity of the poem at its commencement would, ere its close, have deepened into a different sort of simplicity- emotional, and even tragic. – Life of John Keats by William Michael Rossetti