He had a naturalness in his body that gave him a feeling that when he moved, it seemed so easy—it was so electric and wild.
“This is not a contest about natural assets or even about naturalness,” Sousa recently told the Venezuelan press.
It is the acting which gives even to the plays having no intrinsic relation to reality a frequent quality of naturalness.
She delivered her speech with a naturalness and ease which surprised her.
The overgraining of plain walnut graining will add much to its naturalness of looks.
Most conscientiously you leave an impression of the naturalness of the birth process.
It fits into John's conception with unlabored simplicity and naturalness.
"That is the Penitentiary," answered the countryman, with naturalness.
Where is an actress on the English stage the superior of Julia Marlowe in genius, in originality, in naturalness?
But beyond this modern radius it breathes with singular freedom and naturalness.
c.1300, naturel, "of one's inborn character; hereditary, by birth;" early 14c. as "of the world of nature (especially as opposed to man)," from Old French naturel "of nature, conforming to nature; by birth," and directly from Latin naturalis "by birth, according to nature," from natura "nature" (see nature).
From late 15c. as "not miraculous, in conformity with nature." Meaning "easy, free from affectation" is attested from c.1600. Of things, "not artificially created," c.1600. As a euphemism for "illegitimate, bastard" (of children), it is first recorded c.1400, on notion of blood kinship (but not legal status).
Natural science is from late 14c.; natural law is from early 15c. Natural order "apparent order in nature" is from 1690s. Natural childbirth first attested 1933. Natural life, usually in reference to the duration of life, is from late 15c. Natural history is from 1560s (see history). To die of natural causes is from 1570s.
"person with a natural gift or talent," 1925, originally in prizefighting, from natural (adj.). In Middle English, the word as a noun meant "natural capacity, physical ability or power" (early 14c.), and it was common in sense "a native of a place" in Shakespeare's day. Also in 17c., "a mistress."