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Imperturbation

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Imperturbation Freedom from agitation of mind; calmness; quietude.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n imperturbation Absence of perturbation; calmness; serenity.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. imperturbatio,

Usage

In literature:

Morgan resumed his imperturbable demeanour.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Noon found me strolling about the ashram grounds, on to the grazing land of a few imperturbable cows.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
She walked her mount, head lifted, watching the gulls; he followed, uninterested, imperturbable in his finished horsemanship.
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers
He was a tall, solemn man, with a face of the most imperturbable gravity.
"Pelham, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Father Coleman had only just entered middle-age, was imperturbable and mild in his manner.
"Lothair" by Benjamin Disraeli
To-day his usual imperturbable self-confidence had certainly deserted him.
"The Woman With The Fan" by Robert Hichens
His good-humour was imperturbable, and he was immensely popular both among men and officers.
"With Moore at Corunna" by G. A. Henty
Silence followed his speech; his imperturbability and his well-timed address had saved his life.
"Cetywayo and his White Neighbours" by H. Rider Haggard
It is said that Sacco with his imperturbable assurance and ingenious and resourceful mind has quite won the King's favour.
"Rome From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
In truth, however, he was neither so comfortable nor so imperturbable as he appeared.
"The Magnificent Ambersons" by Booth Tarkington
He followed each spasmodic movement with imperturbably pleasant eyes.
"With Edged Tools" by Henry Seton Merriman
And a kindly smile lurked in the ordinarily imperturbable face.
"Harley Greenoak's Charge" by Bertram Mitford
Carfew met this imperturbably.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
They lost some time, but the evening of the day following they strung out in the rear as imperturbably as ever.
"The Westerners" by Stewart Edward White
He was greeted by hoots and jeers, but with absolute imperturbability he reorganised his forces and checked the enemy.
"Napoleon's Marshals" by R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The man eyed him with stony imperturbability.
"The Pursuit" by Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
Even the imperturbable Bardot could not put a good face upon it.
"The Great White Army" by Max Pemberton
Upon my return Helen was looking her imperturbable neat self.
"I Walked in Arden" by Jack Crawford
Kenyon disguised his annoyance under an air of characteristic imperturbability.
"The Sins of the Children" by Cosmo Hamilton
Yet he received the news of this terrible disaster, with the most imperturbable equanimity.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol IV. No. XX. January, 1852." by Various
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In poetry:

London wakened and he, imperturbable,
Passed from waking to hurry after shadows . . .
Busied upon shows of no earthly importance?
Yes, but he knew it!
"The Craftsman" by Rudyard Kipling
Thy shadow, Earth, from Pole to Central Sea,
Now steals along upon the Moon's meek shine
In even monochrome and curving line
Of imperturbable serenity.
"At A Lunar Eclipse." by Thomas Hardy
All pants, all is effort and toil 'neath the sun,
The stolid old sun, tranquil ripener of wheat,
Who works o'er our haste imperturbably on
To swell the green grape yon, turning it sweet.
"'Tis The Feast Of Corn" by Paul Verlaine

In news:

My father is a very calm, imperturbable man.
Unwed and Imperturbed Having a child together is no longer seen as a reason to marry.
Unwed and Imperturbed Having a child together is no longer seen as a reason to marry.
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In science:

Marshall Field disappeared into Macy’s this year and will be mourned by all who remember The Imperturbability of Elevator Operators by S.
Astrophysics in 2006
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