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adj. ur·ban·er, ur·ban·est
Polite, refined, and often elegant in manner.

[Latin urbānus, of a city; see urban.]

ur·bane′ly adv.
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Adv.1.urbanely - in an urbane mannerurbanely - in an urbane manner; "`I had tea occasionally with the Duke,' said Mr. Eggers urbanely"


adv say, smileweltmännisch, gewandt
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He had seen her lift her eyes, and waved his hand urbanely to her, while he blew her a kiss.
At this quiet time, Mr Pancks softly appeared before her, urbanely nodding.
With that he rubbed his hands as if the interview had been very satisfactory to him, panted away to the door, and urbanely nodded himself out again.
These men had demanded more and Robinson's company, true to its threat, had urbanely gone around their farms, travelled on and left them behind, their coal untouched and certain to so remain.
We were discussing coal-mines," said Henry urbanely.
The other took the card from his hand, read it in a rapid glance, looked again at Newman from head to foot, hesitated a moment, and then said, gravely but urbanely, "Madame de Cintre is not at home.
Beirut has been formed organically, with few attempts to be urbanely planned but remains to-date "a city in plans" (according to Eric Verdeil, Ifpo, 2011- Beirut et ses urbanistes, Une ville en plans).
Sometimes they could be done urbanely, as Alison Keith has demonstrated by examining how Propertius trafficked discursively his elegiac mistress in his poetry (2008, 115-38) and how Cicero similarly treated Antony's mistress Volumnia in a witty letter to his friend Paetus (2011, 39-41).
The Ashanti region has a population of about 11 million in 2015 and is principally centred urbanely in the Kumasi metropolis.
Whether it's Liam Mansfield oozing loucheness as Bob Phillips, Laura Penneycard as Fiona Foster who sashays her way effortlessly and urbanely through the proceedings, or Joanna Simpkins wonderful as Bob's wife, Theresa, permanently tight-lipped, wild-eyed, a human Mount Etna, and frightening as hell.
The newspaper described Bahrain as an intuitive example in terms of its resilience and capacity to overcome the cycle of violence and to urbanely negotiate its way through national dialogue and forbearance as proven throughout the history of its people in amity, co-existence and rich diversity of its society which is the source of strength, national unity and humane bonds and surmount any narrow-minded affiliations and proceed with its construction and development march.
Randy Thaman, Fiji, Professor of Pacific Islands Biogeography "it isn't just co-generation, its working together to protect the knowledge," the people who has always depended on biodiversity where else people living in an urbanely who pays don't have that link to any biodiversity and ecosystem.