With his disarming, tongue-in-cheek salutations, he got on the phone.
Moscow is conveniently two-faced when it comes to disarming pro-Russian separatists.
But he does it in the most disarming way—with props, costumes, gags, imitations, and on-air crying jags.
He was renowned for his wit, disarming his critics with unfailing humor.
His frank desire for money has the disarming earthiness of a strictly budgeting housewife from Peoria.
One vessel they succeeded in disarming, despoiling, and then leaving her to her fate.
He succeeded, however, in retaining them, and in disarming their fears.
"I kain't hardly invite ye in—because I'm hyar all alone," she added with a disarming gravity.
But Tresler listened to her greeting with a disarming smile on his face.
"Say, you're asking me to partner in this thing whatever it is," Keeko said in a disarming fashion.