Usage examples for unpretending

  1. And yet the tale was so simple and sweet and sad and unpretending. – Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell
  2. Wines, and fruits, and other simple and unpretending refreshments, were brought out and ranged on a rude table upon the grass, round which the guests seated themselves with their host and hostess, and the clear moon shone over them, and the lake slept below in silver. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. It is an unpretending white country house, spacious enough, and with all the taste of the day when it was built expended on the grounds, which does not prevent them from lying very low, with the inevitable sheet of water almost beneath the windows. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  4. One was of uncommon height, and possessed of an exceedingly fine head of hair; another was of a more quiet and unpretending aspect, but nevertheless he wore upon his face a supercilious yet not ill- humoured expression; the third was many years younger than his companions, strikingly handsome in face and figure, altogether of a better taste in dress, and possessing a manner that, though it had equal ease, was not equally noticeable for impudence and swagger. – Paul Clifford, Volume 3. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  5. He put off the uniform which he had worn as the soldier of the republic which had destroyed his throne and his inheritance, and, in simple, unpretending garments, he returned to Paris, an unknown young man. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  6. The school, long and low, more like an unpretending farmhouse than an institution, forms two sides of an oblong. – Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  7. Within the year she had married a man she did not love Kasana had returned a widow to her father's house, which lacked a mistress, and the great wealth bequeathed to her, at her husband's death, made it possible for her to bring into the soldier's unpretending home the luxury and ease which to her had now become a second nature. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  8. None could be found except that of rendering this company a commercial one; this was, under a gentler name, a name vague and unpretending, to hand over to it the entire and exclusive commerce of the country. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 13 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  9. This led to many arguments, some of them warm, some affectionate; and so we leave Mr. Wylie under the slow but salutary influence of love and unpretending probity. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  10. From his position Mr. Dyceworthy could catch a glimpse through the trees of the principal thoroughfare of Bosekop- a small, primitive street enough, of little low houses, which, though unpretending from without, were roomy and comfortable within. – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  11. But, however plain and unpretending the manners of Gasca, Mexia, on his first interview with him, soon discovered that he had no common man to deal with. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  12. The dress of the upper classes was wonderfully plain and unpretending, presenting little variety and scarcely any ornament. – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  13. In a word, he was so great a man 5 that he never thought of appearing greater than other people, but was always the same unpretending John Marshall. – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  14. He is just as good and sweet and lovable and unpretending as a man can be, but he doesn't know enough to come in when it rains. – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  15. He had been told also that the habit no longer obtained of paying calls on Sunday afternoon; and none the less was he on his way down to Wall Street to take out for a walk the one girl in New York who seemed to him to have the unpretending simplicity of the girls of the Southwest. – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  16. " I have not the money with me," said Vanel, frightened almost by the unpretending simplicity, amounting to greatness, of the man, for he had expected disputes, difficulties, opposition of every kind. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  17. To- day I will appear an innocent and unpretending maiden." – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  18. " She is a very plain and unpretending person, if people will not insist upon her being more. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith