How To Use Endear In A Sentence

  • People respected her honesty and forthright manner, qualities which endeared her to all.
  • In person, he projects a vulnerability that's nothing short of endearing.
  • But now I feel there was something rather endearing about my uncultured clumsiness.
  • There was dark hair spilling over her shoulder, a soft voice whispering endearments in her ear.
  • Blindly, unwittingly, erringly as Dickens often urged them, these ideals mark the whole tendency of his fiction, and they are what endear him to the heart, and will keep him dear to it long after many a cunninger artificer in letters has passed into forgetfulness. Literature and Life (Complete)
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  • Patience, peace and a good heart endear you to family, friends and loved ones.
  • His stories of past friends were always endearing but told with a dignified but abiding relish. Times, Sunday Times
  • Michael Ontkean performs the funniest "striptease" bit in the history of film, and the endearingly sociopathic “Hansen Brothers” have to be seen to be believed. Hullabaloo
  • Endearingly fey one minute, Norton will then go straight for the jugular of some poor, taste-challenged Pom in the audience, or phone an American eccentric on his dog-phone.
  • Her haughty, combative approach did not endear her to the sons of empire. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The endearment set off another wave of warmth in her, another petal unfolding deep inside her. WHERE THE HEART IS
  • “Hold on there, sug,” he croaked, pronouncing the endearment like the first part of the word sugar. Water Song
  • His disposition is said to be most amiable and genial, and his affability endeared him especially to his own countrymen, by whom he was called alii lokomaikai, "the kind chief. The Hawaiian Archipelago
  • Wrath and I are old friends, and I've come to accept his tendency toward tmesis as an endearing personality quirk. Archive 2006-02-01
  • The puppets are slightly skew whiff, their movements endearingly jerky, but this only serves to add to the quirky appeal of the film. Times, Sunday Times
  • REFERENCES: la pelouse (f) = grass; le gazon (m) = grass or lawn; Manou = endearment for the name Emmanuelle; for-mee-dah-bluh = formidable = great; gratter for it (Franglais) = scrape (save) or work for it Words in a French Life
  • Incredibly, this shocking misdemeanour endeared him to thousands of hormonally charged schoolgirls, and made him a pin-up in offices around the country.
  • Dan Neil/The Wall Street Journal Ferrari FF: Sort of cool, sort of not One of the more endearing acts of journalism I've seen was William Safire's occasional "On Language" mea culpa, a column in which the famed word maven would admit to errors and misjudgments—throwing himself on the pikes of the punctilious, as he might say. A Showroom of Regrets: What I Got Wrong in 2011
  • There really is an endearing quality to this thousand-pound-plus hunk of marine mammal as I watch it grab floating heads of lettuce to nosh just below the surface.
  • A hypocoristic (or hypocorism) is a lesser form of the given name used in more intimate situations, as a term of endearment, a pet name.
  • The brutally direct communications engendered by youthful, student audiences tend to endear them to dancers.
  • He was young enough to be enthused by my enthusiasm, professional enough to find it endearing. THE KINDEST USE A KNIFE
  • The updates on meeting schedules posted to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors account, with its strictly business mien, is tragically unendearing by comparison. Is Social Media Helping or Hurting California Politics?
  • His abrasive personality failed to endear him to players or management in his time at the Toon. The Sun
  • In the McGuire, Katz and Hotchkiss households the same exchange, give or take an endearment, took place. THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW
  • And while this sort of depiction makes for, as my agent gently put it, "a great character," it does not exactly endear one to said mother when the book is published. Eric Poole: She has Every Right to Kill Me
  • He arrived at length in a narrow and secluded cleuch, or deep ravine, which ran down into the valley, and contributed a scanty rivulet to the supply of the brook with which Glendearg is watered. The Monastery
  • It's quite endearing, but at the same time slightly worrying. Times, Sunday Times
  • LAST time we encountered the eccentric but endearing Texan he had chronic back pain. The Sun
  • Andrew Garfield announces himself as a young actor to watch, Lily Cole is drop-dead gorgeous, and even Verne Troyer aka “Mini-Me” is endearing. THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS Review – Collider.com
  • Her kindness of heart endeared her to everyone.
  • As a lawyer and a husband he is not perfect - far from it - but his desire to be good is what makes him endearing.
  • DYNAMITE: The term applies to TNT's bittersweet Men of a Certain Age, continuing its terrific second season, but not so much to the instantly tiresome new legal dramedy Franklin & Bash, which implodes in the belief that aggressive quirkiness, smarmy frat-boy sexual innuendo and a "suits are douches" philosophy will endear its Peter Pan protagonists to a wide audience. Matt's TV Week in Review
  • Worse, Filler constantly breaks into cutesy song snippets, a habit that grows less endearing every time it happens.
  • It's rumoured the term originated in Vancouver sometime last decade, but it wasn't exactly meant to be endearing.
  • Her haughty, combative approach did not endear her to the sons of empire. The Times Literary Supplement
  • We would probably prefer that the opera star or the sporting hero or the genius be suitably humble, modest, and generally endearing.
  • What seems indisputable is that sporting immortality couldn't be bestowed on a more modest or endearing human being. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Boston terrier sustains it popularity because it continues to embody the endearing qualities of its bulldog ancestors and the spunk of its terrier kin.
  • I found it all rather endearing. Times, Sunday Times
  • Despite teetering on the edge of overexposure, Winnie the Pooh remains one of Disney's most endearing characters.
  • The word alone, derived from a diminutive form of the Dutch name for cucumber, is enough to endear this crunchy pickle to anyone.
  • That disc brims with behind-the-scenes explanations and endearing insights into the mind of the director.
  • Few understood Messiaen early on, most considering him an eccentric if endearing crackpot.
  • Just as endearing as the snowdrop is eranthis hyemalis, commonly known as the winter aconite.
  • You are very cute, but you can not get by in this world by looking endearingly at people.
  • I don't know if this is endearing eccentricity or a form of bewildering madness.
  • Nothing better illustrated the turbulent state of civil-military relations during this period than the hostility on the part of the uniformed military toward President Bill Clinton, whose antimilitary stance as a young man during the Vietnam War years did not endear him to soldiers. The War on Terror and the Revolt of the Generals
  • He had attended Eton and Oxford, two schools still acquainted with the study of classical antiquity, and it’s conceivable that in the media’s terms of endearment he recognized the debt owed to the very ancient Greeks, who allowed their sacred kings to rule in Thebes for a single triumphant year before putting them to death in order that their blood might fructify the crops and fields. Lewis Lapham: Domesticated Deities: About Messiahs Come to Redeem Our Country, Not Govern It
  • There's something endearingly gauche and ham-fisted about the way in which this tune almost succeeds as a Stock Aitken Waterman soundalike, but ultimately just falls short.
  • His reaction deeply hurt Jane -- and didn't exactly endear him to his wife. John Shore: The Smith Family Chronicles 4: 'Hello, I Am Your Son'
  • It's funny, it's smart, it's endearing and it's a little sassy too.
  • Maybe the inhabitants can't see it, but there is a freshness and antique aura of the quaint little shops and farms that is breathtaking and endearing.
  • There is no romance or endearing quality about that. The Sun
  • It's an endearingly humble sort of brat pack, though. Times, Sunday Times
  • Probably as much as I adore her amazingly endearing, sweet, dorky, and beautiful boyfriend.
  • The Beach Boys are a good reference point: At their most endearing, the Band have the shambolic charm of early 70s Beach Boys records.
  • Her haughty, combative approach did not endear her to the sons of empire. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Then one of the techs is singing random snatches of songs all day, which sounds really endearing, but it's kind of distracting if you're not used to it.
  • Your character's look is also highly customizable, endearing the game to you early on.
  • Like the rest of the hotel, it was at the same time elegant, tacky and endearing. C B GREENFIELD - A LITTLE MADNESS
  • You have an endearing quality of youth and innocence that attracts people around you today.
  • The final outcome is a festive, paint-by-numbers Abstract Expressionism, a gimmick made thoroughly improvisatory and formalities made endearingly licentious, all of it as if for the first time.
  • She has such an endearing personality.
  • Now the rather more earthy term of endearment used by her husband can be revealed - she is Philip's ‘cabbage’.
  • Instead, the song's about a rock 'n' roll archetype - the wild heartbreaker, the man-eater, the endearing groupie - and it never manages to transcend the blandly conceptual.
  • His services to his native country rendered his name endeared to hundreds of thousands of native Irish Catholics, men whom he himself looked on, and quite truly, as being powerless in Ireland either for good or evil, merely "hewers of wood and drawers of water". The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent
  • He is both endearing and funny with his basset hound face and jaded accent.
  • The endearing Eastern Barred Bandicoot is a small animal characterised by a slender, elongated head tapering to a pink nose and well whiskered muzzle.
  • But his size has not always endeared him to loved ones. Times, Sunday Times
  • Except for a symbolic burst of sunshine at the film's climax, the entire film was grey and cold and wet - and yet this somehow endears it to the viewer.
  • Especially endearing were the sweetness and portamenti of the strings in the Act I doll lullaby and Act II Arabian Dance. NYT > Home Page
  • Eddie was held in high esteem by the farming community and his pleasant friendly smile endeared him to all.
  • Though he has had his troubles with the media, that desire always to look forward is an almost endearing trait in him, one that brought a sincere chorus of ‘good luck on Tuesday’ from the pressmen present.
  • But I think it's just a term of endearment from the sports fans for a ground that they love.
  • Such cussedness is rarely endearing to those whose job it is to make the government machine run smoothly.
  • Sometimes it will be a term of endearment, sometimes a term of abuse.
  • One of the things I find endearing is when you are taken someplace that makes you feel separate from the world. All Things Girl » All Things Girl » Blog Archive » Guest Post - Molly Ringwald - Date Places
  • Word-blending is big in campuspeak. “He†™ s sort of a nerd, but he†™ s just so adorkable” combines adorable with dork, the amalgam defined as “endearing though socially inept” by Prof. Connie Eble of the department of English and comparative literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Old NY Times Writers Trying To Understand How “The Kids” Talk Is, Like, Totes Adorkable | Best Week Ever
  • Despite his attempts to seem sophisticated and suave, he is endearingly naive, but also intelligent and thoughtful.
  • He also played a number of endearing characters, and was truly one of the most versatile players in Bollywood.
  • He looked so sweet and so endearing, and so caring.
  • He had found terms of endearment such as dear, honey or darling too mushy for his liking.
  • In fact it was a game-changer; the most endearing and brilliant hot hatchback the world had seen. Times, Sunday Times
  • The endearing bathos and crassness of Laurel found an admirable foil in the elephantine smugness of his rotund partner.
  • But, endearingly, the daughter of a coalpit engineer is far too down to earth to become a spendaholic. The Sun
  • His love for children and affection for the sick have endeared him to all.
  • It is well-known that the first work did not endear him to the Chicano and Chicana intelligentsia.
  • What seems indisputable is that sporting immortality couldn't be bestowed on a more modest or endearing human being. Times, Sunday Times
  • Henry Phillips possesses a sharp wit that is both endearing and crude, a somewhat cynical wit he has honed by performing for too many years in front of too many bored drunks in too many one-horse towns. Joseph Smigelski: Film Review: Punching the Clown
  • Their taste for gambling has endeared them to Las Vegas casino owners.
  • I think what really endears this show to its audience is the family-type interplay between the characters.
  • Why is Mrs. Bardell so earnestly entreated not to agitate herself about this warming – pan, unless (as is no doubt the case) it is a mere cover for hidden fire — a mere substitute for some endearing word or promise, agreeably to a preconcerted system of correspondence, artfully contrived by Pickwick with a view to his contemplated desertion, and which I am not in a condition to explain? The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
  • His mellow wit and conciliatory temperament have endeared him to all of us.
  • An inspirational teacher and leader, her charismatic personality has endeared her to generations of children as she encouraged the very best from each and every one of them.
  • There is something endearing about how hard he tries to mould himself into something else. The Sun
  • It is written so clearly, so directly, so unpretentiously, with candour and endearing tenderness. Family Legacies « Tales from the Reading Room
  • So it's rather endearing to find that she's as insecure as the rest of us. Times, Sunday Times
  • Such comments are unlikely to endear him to Liverpool's under-fire players, which is a shame as they're crying out for a bit of the mongrel that is the Afghan Hound lookalike's stock-in-trade. Five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend
  • The government's record on employment did not endear them to the voters.
  • No term of endearment crossed their lips.
  • Bandele favors a straight-ahead style fueled by imagery and wordplay, and his perspective on heavily traveled literary territory is refreshing and even endearing. The King's Rifle: Summary and book reviews of The King's Rifle by Biyi Bandele.
  • It was all really quite endearing, and held up by the fact its leads could act and the script wasn't rubbish.
  • It is noticeable across the widest expanse of office floor, and not in a remotely endearing way. Times, Sunday Times
  • These rather endearing personality traits would not be worth mentioning if he had not decided he should be running the country. The Sun
  • Henry Gamadge, a modest, endearing man, scholar, bibliophile, expert (he hated the word) discerner of forged manuscripts, found himself in the midst of murder in a Maine resort. Working Murder
  • Yet if nothing else, her predictably ludicrous but unexpectedly endearing determination to play schoolmarm during her celebrity striptease is enough to settle any remaining doubts about the validity of this woman's U.S. passport. Calamity Jane
  • But Ms Cooper turned adversity into advantage by making an endearing apology.
  • His winsome chit-chat further endeared these die-hards as he recounted one hilarious story after another.
  • Weir's style, combining thorough historical research with a colourful and pacy gift for storytelling, has endeared her to countless readers.
  • I'm supposed to find last weekend an endearing joke or something.
  • And there's one other rather endearing regret, his only sign of vanity. Times, Sunday Times
  • With celebrity came the first signs of his eccentric behaviour, which was not always endearing. Times, Sunday Times
  • I found it all rather endearing. Times, Sunday Times
  • But you've got those quirks that make you endearing
  • Evans has a way of combining generous understatement with a big grin that is very endearing.
  • Pilot whales are endearing creatures, as anyone who has been involved in their rescue will testify.
  • Her kindness of heart endeared her to everyone.
  • He contributed a great deal to the program with his ability to view engineering problems theoretically and mathematically and with his memorable teaching style, which was sometimes described as bombastic but nonetheless endeared him to students. Lewis, Warren K.
  • In the large ensemble cast, he gives the standout performance as the endearingly needy, shambling Tommy, the most human figure in what often seems like a gallery of grotesques and cartoon caricatures.
  • This made him an irritating companion at times, but his natural charm, his wit and his enthusiasm for the adventure in hand were very endearing.
  • Let Andrea Mitchell make fun of her hokey-pokey ways – it just endears her to that crowd ever more. Matthew Yglesias » 71 Percent of Americans, Including 52 Percent of Republicans Are Liberal Elitists
  • Lamb associates with cod's head: nor has it on the other hand that fine falling off flakiness, that obsequious peeling off (as it were like a sea onion) which endears your cods head & shoulders to some appetites, that manly firmness combined with a sort of womanish coming-in-pieces which the same cods head Alexis Soyer and the Rise of the Celebrity Chef
  • If geekiness is one of her most endearing qualities, shout it out!. Got a Geek Girl for a Valentine?
  • That passion, his knowledge and that endearing easy-going manner have made him a very marketable product.
  • In person, he was every bit as witty, charming and graceful as those endearing critters.
  • He was her youngest and favorite son who had dropped out of school to work as a computer technician in Nablus to help support his family and thus was so endeared to her. Young Buddies Become Accidental Martyrs
  • his compulsive organization was not an endearing quality
  • He managed to endear himself to my entire family.
  • Having met Robbie on several occasions through his great mate Steve McManaman, I've always found him reserved but friendly, generous and endearingly quick with deadpan one-liners.
  • She whispered little endearments to Rebecca, and brushed stray hairs from her forehead.
  • He was visibly, rather endearingly, anxious, shaking with nerves at some points; she kept erupting into fits of maniacal chuckles at some secret joke.
  • Literate lyrics, an insistent strum, and an endearingly adenoidal yelp combine for a thoroughly enjoyable song.
  • You mentioned language and its multiple meaning, metaphorical asides, its evocative transgressions and endearing intentionality.
  • But he didn't endear himself with the others by chomping noisily on his food either. The Sun
  • The endearment frightened her even more than the strange preoccupation on his face had done. MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE
  • But what will really endear this hilltop stone house to most parents is the sense of space. Times, Sunday Times
  • They had to endear themselves both to the other people in the house and to the nation at large, and so we became voyeurs into their most cunning manipulations and most private moments.
  • Of course, doffing my hobnailed leather brogues for a bit of fresh air in the middle of the aerodrome probably didn't endear me to the locals.
  • He arrived at length in a narrow and secluded _cleuch_, or deep ravine, which ran down into the valley, and contributed a scanty rivulet to the supply of the brook with which Glendearg is watered. The Monastery
  • There is something endearing about how hard he tries to mould himself into something else. The Sun
  • However, in court, Erin's surly manner and profane vocabulary do not endear her to the jury, which finds in the defendant's favor.
  • The crafty Lethington, the deep and dark Morton, have held secret council with me, and Grange and Lindsay have owned, that in the field I did the devoir of a gallant knight — but let the emergence be passed when they need my head and hand, and they only know me as son of the obscure portioner of Glendearg.” The Abbot
  • Norwegians endeared themselves to me early with their amazingly eclectic taste in popular culture.
  • What I find so endearing is that you have a daughter who is so obviously full of love and life and sees nothing wrong with expressing it. What Is Love? (Baby, Don’t Hurt Me) | Her Bad Mother
  • I thought they had called me ‘currant’ and that it was a term of endearment.
  • In the 70's, ‘boy’ ceased to be a term of endearment.
  • On the other hand (this is the third hand) we ladies sometimes call our bellies 'poochey' or other terms, not exactly terms of endearment, when we've eaten something disagreeable, and the alimentary canal in those parts tend to react and makes the belly stick out. The Moderate Voice
  • The characteristics from your "hinder" list can be especially important in endearing your character to the reader, and allowing them to identify with the character and the story. Sketch a Novel in an Hour Exercise
  • She had an innate sense of compassion which reached out to the wider community and her ready smile radiated a warm welcome which endeared her to so many.
  • Their taste for gambling has endeared them to Las Vegas casino owners.
  • Another endearing thing about potatoes is their utter humility. Prose and Potatoes's First Year Anniversary
  • The babblings and squigglings may be pretty or ugly, may carry certain associative meanings, (I think “e” is sort of … endearingly cute as a visual figurae, in its smiley muppetyness,) but these figurae are mostly just jabber and daubings until they’re built-up into morphemes, the smallest units that can have meaning. Archive 2009-07-01
  • It's quite endearing, but at the same time slightly worrying. Times, Sunday Times
  • There are teddy bears with a friendly demeanour, puppies with endearing looks, comical elephants with outspread ears, energetic monkeys with a cheerful grin, and cherubic children with innocent smiles on their charming faces.
  • He was short with the press, which did not endear him when it came to the races with Coe.
  • But his quintessential New York story should endear him to the city, enthusiasts insist. Founding Father's New Home
  • It wasn't just that he helped teach me the finer points of putting words on paper, it was also his amazing facility for absenting himself from the office without being noticed by our superiors that endeared him to me.
  • She was a wonderful neighbour who had many endearing qualities which made her a great favourite of all she met.
  • It's simply not believable that Susan would start to have feelings for Captain Groton, despite the physiological changes that cause him to appear more human and supposedly more endearing. AUDIO REVIEW: Aliens Rule edited by Allan Kaster
  • Their taste for gambling has endeared them to Las Vegas casino owners.
  • His wacky antics and funny walk endeared him to children of all ages.
  • An unashamed populist who made no pretence to intellectual qualities, he endeared himself to many with his robust Northern sense of humour and straightforward manner. Times, Sunday Times
  • I learnt that because of your game, you had picked up several endearing epithets.
  • It is not a trait that endears Allen to neoconservatives, who regard him as intellectually vapid and ideologically bland.
  • A very quiet individual, his gentlemanly manner endeared him to all who made his acquaintance.
  • His light, endearing style simply isn't right when it comes to the depths of despair and the relentless pain of a life no longer felt to be worth living.
  • She was firmly encased in the shimmering spectacular gown which was assuming all the endearing qualities of a straitjacket. DEATH IN FASHION
  • This is super animation, it's a terrific story well told, it's funny and endearing as well as being amazingly well-executed.
  • Mothers sat holding their "piccaninnies" in their sable embrace, murmuring expressions of endearment, or endeavouring to hush them to rest. The Quadroon Adventures in the Far West
  • Sharing the family passion for reading didn’t endear Riverview to them at all; a book could be carried in a saddlebag or a jacket pocket and read with far more pleasure in the noonday shade of a wilga than in a Jesuit classroom. The Thorn Birds
  • Cockatiels make the most endearing, affectionate, responsive and easily tamed pets around.
  • He was a familiar sight around the town where his kind and inoffensive disposition endeared him to all.
  • In fact, the figure lounging in front of me seems in some respects more human than fox, effortlessly graceful, endearing without being obsequious, and persistently humorous.
  • A very quiet individual, his gentlemanly manner endeared him to all who made his acquaintance.
  • His love for children and affection for the sick have endeared him to all.
  • His last words to me were endearments and affirmations of how much I meant to him and how important it was for me to be in his life.
  • The creature cocked his entire head, another doggish gesture that was somewhat endearing.
  • He whispered endearments in her ear.
  • The slow movement has effortless grace, so gentle in its seduction and courtly in guise that one imagines two dancing figures lovingly expressing endearments.
  • Her kindness to my children greatly endeared her to me.
  • Reading today's slice of your life sur la plage gave me the feeling that you have returned with this very recent and personal sharing that has, like so many others, endeared you to me -- a fresh and intimate insight into your time on the sands of life. Dorloter - French Word-A-Day
  • The framing device that clogs up the first half is less endearing. Times, Sunday Times
  • The unusual characters 'simplicity makes their interactions fresh and endearing, not at all stale and clichéd like the "romcom" moniker might imply. UltimateDisney.com and DVDizzy.com
  • The gatehouse is a piece of early Victorian kitsch, a Swiss-style brick building clad with a wooden lattice of white crosses and dark timber rectangles, and a ridiculous but endearing balcony. Country diary: Sandy, Bedfordshire
  • I make chuse of you to inform your Master, who's the capablest person under God to do for them, which will with other infinit titles endear you to your fast friends in Scotland, and especially to your Pickle the Spy; Or, the Incognito of Prince Charles
  • Perhaps Neruda's most endearing quality, aside from his self-professed likeness to a tapir, was his respect for poetry as an occupation.
  • She is suitably endearing, though that is due to her natural looks and good sense in underplaying her role.
  • Although their characters haven't been fleshed out, they deliver endearing performances as the sporty sister and her academic, brooding husband.
  • The young actress, as the kidnapped girl, has an endearing mix of cuteness and sincerity.
  • The place is populated by endearing eccentrics who eat seal-flipper pie and brood darkly on the sea's malign nature.
  • Giddy, gossipy and endearingly unslick, Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos chronicles the rise and fall of the most famous soccer team in the United States with slapdash glee. Maysles Cinema June 13-21 Schedule «
  • Being summoned by a doting pet can be one of the more endearing ways to return to our senses.
  • They included sixteen endearing young students from the ballet school whose gracious performance of the Polish interlude was delightful.
  • My mother never addressed me with lovely endearments unless she was putting on a show for someone.
  • Illustrated by photographs, this part renders an endearing picture of the artist, illuminated by notes from his personal journal and his first sketches and doodles.
  • He managed to endear himself to everybody.
  • This piece, which casts a bemused eye at love and rejection, gets points for much more than endearingness. Times, Sunday Times
  • You have an endearing quality of youth and innocence that attracts people around you today.
  • “A name endeared by its peerless bearer to every lover of the human race, 'For a nation to love liberty, it is sufficient that she knows it to be free; it is sufficient that she wills it.'” Percy Bysshe Shelley as a Philosopher and Reformer

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