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a. Of or relating to the act of winning: drew the winning number in the lottery.
b. Successful; victorious: the winning entry; the winning team.
2. Attractive; charming: a winning personality; a winning smile.
1. The act of one that wins; victory.
2. often winnings Something won, especially money.
3. A section of a mine that has been recently prepared or opened for working.

win′ning·ly adv.
win′ning·ness n.
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adv smilegewinnend, einnehmend
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One is apt, I believe, to connect assurance of manner with coquetry, and to expect that an impudent address will naturally attend an impudent mind; at least I was myself prepared for an improper degree of confidence in Lady Susan; but her countenance is absolutely sweet, and her voice and manner winningly mild.
He, who was sheer bladed steel in the imperious flashing of his will, could swashbuckle and bully like any over-seas roisterer, or wheedle as wickedly winningly as the first woman out of Eden or the last woman of that descent.
Our correspondent naively says that even Ellen Terry could not be so winningly attractive as some of these grubby-faced little children pretend, and even imagine themselves, to be.
'E's from just south of the Watford Gap!") To me, the Anfield Rap is pure Scouse: witty, warm, irreverent, inventive, tongue-in-cheek, and winningly selfdeprecating.
CJ is winningly played as an adult by former TV Skins star Kathryn Prescott, with veterans Dennis Quaid and Marg Helgenberger pouring on the treacle.
John Field was a pioneer in the form and his Nocturne in E flat major Op.55 No.2 is a charming mixture of simplicity and suavity, winningly played by Quigley.
It sounds like a harsh life, but Pose also manages to winningly portray the joy its characters find in performance.
Following the violent protest calling for his removal over a change in the Khatm-e-Nabuwat clause and the sticky situation it had created, the ruling party's lawmaker had winningly given his resignation notice.
Kai Carlson-Wee lays it out there in this shy, wistful, forthright collection, and the mark is now winningly shared with the reader.
No news yet on that score-but, most winningly, the estranged duo recently costarred together again-not in a film or a TV production, but in a new commercial for a big fast-food treat!
Brown's narrative is winningly straightforward, free from artifice and captures the essence of the whole adventure: 'helping people get their lives back.' The project is set to be repeated and we should all wish it fair winds.
Bamford makes for an unpredictable but winning tour guide, managing the neat trick of being both believably guileless and winningly sharp.