The slanting autumnal sun became her, and she simpered and courtesied and blushed the best she could.
Mrs Broadbent simpered a little and put her head on one side.
"Well, I don't know as it would be natural for him to want to go out there without me," Evelina simpered.
But to stand by all day and be simpered to, and even cringed to, was galling in the extreme.
Being better instructed, they stared or simpered, and said, "Oh!"
Mrs. Tretherick simpered, but did not dislodge Carry as before.
Perhaps,” Mr. Dick simpered, after thinking a little, “she did it for pleasure.
The crowd howled, Suzanne simpered, and Gaspard turned as pink as clover.
He simpered at Marjorie, then closed one eye and squinted reflectively at Hal.
"He did make an impression on you, Miss Sawyer," simpered Mrs. Darling.
1560s, "to smile in an affected and silly way," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (e.g. dialectal Danish semper "affected, coy, prudish") or Middle Dutch zimperlijk "affected, coy, prim," of unknown origin. Related: Simpered; simpering. As a noun, 1590s, from the verb.