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Origin of aplomb
Examples from the Web for aplomb
Resolving moral dilemmas is her daily work, and she does it with clarity and aplomb.
Meanwhile, during the past several years in Champagne, the “Grower” movement has gained momentum and aplomb.
When he needed to put Rick Perry and Rick Santorum away during the primaries, by God he did it, and with aplomb.Mitt Romney’s Game-Change Moment in the Denver Presidential Debate|Michael Tomasky|October 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The no-nonsense Belvin Perry Jr. presided over the tangled proceedings with aplomb.
And your current brand of persuasion entails tempering pushiness with aplomb, brute force with benevolence.
I had behaved with unusual sedateness, had showed an aplomb I had never before evidenced.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
She received his bits of news with the aplomb of a resourceful commander.The Spenders|Harry Leon Wilson
Don't you see how well Isidorito behaves in society, and with what aplomb he talks on all sorts of subjects?The Marquis of Pealta (Marta y Mara)|Armando Palacio Valds
However, the hostess in her soon triumphed over the foolish old lady, and taken the head of the board with aplomb.The Price of Love|Arnold Bennett
In recalling this startling moment, Deborah wondered as much at her own aplomb as at that of Judge Ostrander.Dark Hollow|Anna Katherine Green
Word Origin for aplomb
"assurance, confidence," 1828, from French aplomb (16c.), literally "perpendicularity," from phrase à plomb "poised upright, balanced," literally "on the plumb line," from Latin plumbum "(the metal) lead" (see plumb (n.)), of which the weight at the end of the line was made.