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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a manner evincing the polish and suavity characteristic of social life in large cities; In a smoothly courteous manner; In a notably polite or finished manner.

Usage examples (41)
  • `I had tea occasionally with the Duke,' said Mr. Eggers urbanely
  • Adjective : an urbane manner. ,He maintained an urbane tone in his letters
  • "Hello -- glad to see you," said Mr. Murch, urbanely.
  • Nodding urbanely, the Professor stepped delicately off. for more
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