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  1. not ostentatious
    his unostentatious office
    unostentatious elegance
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How To Use unpretending In A Sentence

  • The work is done so silently and unpretendingly that few but those engaged in it know how great are its effects. Lights and Shadows of New York Life or, the Sights and Sensations of the Great City
  • The Coles had been settled some years in Highbury, and were very good sort of people-friendly, liberal, and unpretending; but, on the other hand, they were of low origin, in trade, and only moderately genteel.
  • He seemed solitary; his manner was very unpretending - too simple to be termed affable; rather timid than proud: he did not condescend to their society - he seemed glad of it. Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte
  • Morris described it as ‘unobtrusive, quiet and retiring, without being shy, humble and homely in its deportment and habits, sober and unpretending in its dress.’
  • With heart and hand, Our country's cause defending, We'll meet the foe, With valor unpretending.
  • While Mrs Vesey and Miss Halcombe were richly clad (each in the manner most becoming to her age), the first in silver-grey, and the second in that delicate primrose-yellow colour which matches so well with a dark complexion and black hair, Miss Fairlie was unpretendingly and almost poorly dressed in plain white muslin. The Woman in White
  • He merely said, that he wanted to speak a few words to you in the morning," she said unpretendingly, then going towards the door, she looked over her shoulder, and added, in such an artful, careless tone, Honor Edgeworth Ottawa's Present Tense
  • Its style was unpretending, its ideas simple, its tone unassuming, its sentiments unexaggerated.
  • Mr. Jarvie's, whose dinner hour was now approaching, I stopped at a small unpretending shop, the sign of which intimated the indweller to be Christopher Neilson, surgeon and apothecary. Rob Roy
  • The slender mitella, or fringe-cup, or false sanicle – one does not like a false name for a flower – hangs its tiny white cups at intervals on a tall, slender, two-leaved stalk; a pretty, unpretending little thing, which scatters its black seeds very early in the season. Rural Hours
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