winning ways

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winning ways

One's charming, endearing, or likeable personality or demeanor. It wasn't hard for me to spot Kelly's winning ways immediately—she has been bubbly and upbeat since the moment we met.
See also: way, winning
References in classic literature ?
As the service proceeded, the clergyman drew such pictures of the graces, the winning ways, and the rare promise of the lost lads that every soul there, thinking he recognized these pictures, felt a pang in remembering that he had persistently blinded himself to them always before, and had as persistently seen only faults and flaws in the poor boys.
But Miss Barry found herself thinking less about Anne's quaint speeches than of her fresh enthusiasms, her transparent emotions, her little winning ways, and the sweetness of her eyes and lips.
And to be sure, when it was time to dress him in his regimentals, and Dolly, hanging about him in all kinds of graceful winning ways, helped to button and buckle and brush him up and get him into one of the tightest coats that ever was made by mortal tailor, he was the proudest father in all England.
Clare felt the loss of Eva as deeply as she could feel anything; and, as she was a woman that had a great faculty of making everybody unhappy when she was, her immediate attendants had still stronger reason to regret the loss of their young mistress, whose winning ways and gentle intercessions had so often been a shield to them from the tyrannical and selfish exactions of her mother.
Pott's most winning ways were brought into requisition to receive the two gentlemen.
1 Serena Williams returned to her winning ways after a 15-month pregnancy layoff.
Has been dropped 4lb for that and, as he is now on a career-low mark, is fancied to get back to winning ways.
Coming off two recent draws, the 'Ton boss is looking to get back to winning ways in their Central District First Division match.
Al Gharafa got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over hosts Al Khor in Week 15 of the QNB Stars League yesterday.
The likely strong pace means Crowley will play his hand late on the ground-versatile Saunter, who looks primed to return to winning ways.
Summary: Al Nasr get back to winning ways after opponents see red with Al Hammadi dismissal
will be looking to get back to winning ways this afternoon, with Mansfield Town the visitors to Rodney Parade.
LLANDUDNO boss Alan Morgan insists he is not worried about his side's recent dip in results, but has called on his charges to get back to winning ways quickly.
By DOMINIC SHAW TEESSIDE tungsten king Glen Durrant is back to winning ways.
The Sons' only Championship victory this season came against Dundee United in August and Stevie Aitken's side will bid to get back to winning ways at Tannadice today.