1. stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance
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How To Use dapperness In A Sentence

  • She disapproved of his toddling walk, his fat, stooped shoulders, his spats and general appearance of over-emphasized dapperness. The Man from the Bitter Roots
  • However Theodore acknowledges that it might be the case that it's not hat-wearing that makes a man civil, dapper and courteous; it could be civility, dapperness and courtesy that make a man wear a hat.
  • One account of Pierre Vigny makes reference to his dapperness and specifically mentions his silk britches
  • So he will never be where the fathomless manhole awaits, where the safe falls from the high window shrieking like a bomb-he is a pilot through Earth's baddest minefields, if we only stay close to him, be where he is as much as we can-yet Maximilian's doom is never to go any further into danger than its dapperness, its skin-exciting first feel .... Gravity's Rainbow
  • Each requires of the practitioner a certain shutting of the eyes, a certain dapperness and compliance, an acceptance of customs, a sequestration from the sentiments of generosity and love, a compromise of private opinion and lofty integrity .... Emerson and Other Essays
  • Here a pearl-gray homburg is a signifier of dapperness, there a totem of an affair.
  • It's George Clooney's powers of suave dapperness that have made him a great big movie star.
  • He had tucked a polka-dotted ascot into the throat of his denim work shirt, accentuating the dapperness that seemed to originate from his hair. Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates
  • He surveyed the two; Jarvis was tattered and scratched, but apparently in better condition than Leroy, whose dapperness was completely lost. Valley of Dreams
  • I don't buy the idea but McKellen, with his fluidity of movement and blend of dapperness and danger, executes it perfectly. The Syndicate – review | Michael Billington
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