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  • adverb In an understated way.


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  • From John Varvatos to Junya Watanabe, men's shoe designers are reimagining Mr. Clark's enduringly popular casual kicks in bright dandy hues and new fabrications in both suede and leather, refining the understatedly hip ankle boot into an elegant stand-out essential for fall.

    Get Your Kicks Steve Garbarino 2011

  • The opener, "If I Were a Bell," is clearly the money track: Mr. Clayton starts by expressing the melody clearly but understatedly, treating it like something newly written and pooh-poohing 60 years of accumulated musical baggage.

    Friends, Sisters, Countrymen Will Friedwald 2011

  • Phil Robson The Immeasurable Code British jazz guitarist Robson is no stranger to transatlantic partnerships, but this one with the understatedly persuasive American postbop saxophonist Mark Turner – a recording caught live on tour this year – might be the best of them.

    F&M playlist 2011

  • Very understatedly handled, in so far as you can handle a decaptitated head understatedly!

    Watch Layer Cake: live! Michael Hann 2010

  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Anne Cardenas Some are ornate, others as understatedly handsome as a steamer trunk.

    Sometimes It's Not Just a Cigar Box 2011

  • As noted by watch enthusiasts (who charmingly and understatedly refer to themselves as "Watch Guys"), Barack Obama only last year stopped wearing a TAG-Heuer sports watch he'd had for more than a decade.

    President Obama's Watch - Anil Dash 2009

  • That's exactly how to describe Basia's music, simple yet understatedly elegant and gorgeous.

    Blonde Euphoria 2008

  • That's exactly how to describe Basia's music, simple yet understatedly elegant and gorgeous.

    Archive 2008-03-01 2008

  • But the simplicity of trading Pokemon clutching gifts is understatedly sweet, and it's especially fun to meet up with a pal to play locally.

    Archive 2008-02-01 SVGL 2008

  • It can be understatedly elegant or wildly exotic, it all depends on you.

    Courtney Cachet: What's Hot Right Now: Turquoise 2010


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