Meanwhile, during the past several years in Champagne, the “Grower” movement has gained momentum and aplomb.
When he needed to put Rick Perry and Rick Santorum away during the primaries, by God he did it, and with aplomb.
But Obama and his party have been playing the race card with the aplomb of a Jim Crow Democrat.
And your current brand of persuasion entails tempering pushiness with aplomb, brute force with benevolence.
Resolving moral dilemmas is her daily work, and she does it with clarity and aplomb.
Was there nothing said about the airs of a country school-ma'am, the aplomb of an adventurer?
Miss Milbrey disunited the chatting couple with swiftness and aplomb.
"Your father didn't wish you to hear," she said, with all the aplomb she could muster.
She received his bits of news with the aplomb of a resourceful commander.
Suddenly, as if by magic, his aplomb returned, and in a flash of understanding he perceived the situation.
Middle French a plomb 'according to the plummet'
"assurance, confidence," 1828, from French aplomb (16c.), literally "perpendicularity," from phrase à plomb "poised upright, balanced," literally "on the plumb line," from Latin plumbum "(the metal) lead" (see plumb (n.)), of which the weight at the end of the line was made.