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Origin of urbane
OTHER WORDS FROM urbaneur·bane·ly, adverbur·bane·ness, nounun·ur·bane, adjectiveun·ur·bane·ly, adverb
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Slight beer belly and a measured voice, intelligent and urbane.
Grant says that a modern-day Jackie Kennedy, worldly and urbane, would have embraced the influences of various cultures in today’s America.
He is, by all accounts, brilliant; a dashing, urbane go-getter who exudes charm.This Scary-Smart New Minister of Economy Might Just Turn France Around|Tracy McNicoll|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And menswear designer Michael Bastian created a world of gentlemen farmers and urbane dandies.Designing for the One Percent at New York Fashion Week|Robin Givhan|February 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The year 2011 was particularly tough for the usually gracious and urbane president.Hamid Karzai Tells The Daily Beast That U.S. Night Raids Must End|Ron Moreau, Sami Yousafzai|January 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He's weird-looking, with a not very urbane, sentimental aesthetic; he's backed by a neighborhood bar band.Must-Read Books by Will Hermes, Lydia Millet, and Stuart Nadler|Nicholas Mancusi, Drew Toal, John Reed|November 28, 2011|DAILY BEAST
He was a light-hearted but serious and civilized man—urbane, to use an old-fashioned word.
Surely it is not urbane to throw on another the burden of saying that he likes not the smell or the inhaling of burning tobacco.
His name and paper, has a respectable credit, even among the urbane denizens of Wall street.
I would sit on the Liberal benches and watch him, and listen to his urbane voice, fascinated by him.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
In New York, then, you are met everywhere by a sort of urbane familiarity.American Sketches|Charles Whibley
The urbane storeman saved the situation by inquiring of the cook: "What will you have for lunch?"The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson