The farmer who had been so churlish with Tess was quite smooth-tongued
to Clare, and lent him a horse and man to drive him towards Marlott, the gig he had arrived in being sent back to Emminster; for the limit of a day's journey with that horse was reached.
It's simply what I feel around, the whole atmosphere of the place, the whole atmosphere you seem to create around you with these brutes Sarson and Meekins; and those white-faced, smooth-tongued
Marconi men of yours, who can't talk decent English; and the post-office man, who can't look you in the face; and Miss Price, who looks as though she were one of the creatures, too, of your torture chamber.
Poyser might sit down if he liked, she thought; she wasn't going to sit down, as if she'd give in to any such smooth-tongued
Then uprose smooth-tongued
Nestor, the facile speaker of the Pylians, and the words fell from his lips sweeter than honey.
That first lying circular, that smooth-tongued
While I ground, and pinched, and used these needy borrowers for my pleasure and profit, what smooth-tongued
speeches, and courteous looks, and civil letters, they would have given me
And now, here was the man--whom I had always believed to be a smooth-tongued
impostor--justifying the very worst that I had thought of him, and plainly revealing the mercenary object of the marriage, on his side
In recent years, smooth-tongued
"policy entrepreneurs" (Paul Krugman's term) advocating free-market reforms and a heavily armed security-state have dominated India's public sphere.
Tony works his magic once again and convinces Liz to sell up and move to Spain.
Tony works his magic again and convinces Liz to sell up and move to Spain.
Doublet and hose transformed Edmund into a smooth-tongued
charmer and a devious royal courtier who needed all his wits about him to stop Miranda Richardson's precocious Elizabeth I from chopping off his head on a whim.
Following her Che Guevara days, Helen Clark, a smooth-tongued
, consummate politician, seemingly gave her loyalty to the kind of democratic subversion which is Marxism, underpinning much of her basic attack on the traditional family values stabilising and underpinning this country.