That he believes charm, soft words, candlelight, good wine, and stagey entrances will overpower ideas, ideology, and partisanship.
She laughed a little hollow laugh—a poor little, weak, stagey giggle.
Norway is the home of the Ibsenian or stodgy, as distinguished from the stagey, Drama.
The picture appears to me to be in feeling unreal, stagey—not to say, ridiculous.
It is a pretty enough aspect up and down the river from the bridge at Maidenhead, but it is stagey and artificial.
Grotesque scene-painting should be abolished together with the stagey villain who can create no illusion of wickedness.
Old Polkinghorne thought fit to conceal his joy under a cloak of stagey emotion.
A man of the world would have known the studied quaver in the voice—the throaty, stagey sweetness of it.
Indeed, this name of Skelt appears so stagey and piratic, that I will adopt it boldly to design these qualities.
It gently derides the stagey incidents and emotional heroics of the old style of school story.