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.
GOLF: Ian Poulter admitted a return to winning ways was a welcome feeling as he posted his first win outside the European Tour by capitalising on a monster par putt to win the Dunlop Phoenix tournament in Japan.
Newport County assistant manager Scott Young is hoping his side can bounce back to winning ways after losing 3-2 in midweek to rivals Bath City.
Manager Marcus Law will want to get back to winning ways as smartly as possible if they are to stay on track for a top six finish.
We need to get back to winning ways next week and that won't be easy going by Ipswich's result this weekend.
IT'S all about getting back to winning ways for Derry City and boss, Kenny Shiels, knows his side need a victory soon.
"If we can get back to winning ways then hopefully we can go on and enjoy the rest of the winning ways then hopefully we can go on and enjoy the rest of the season.
He went up against the durable Montoya in his bid to get back to winning ways and from the off, it was clear nerves wouldn''t play a part as Sass dominated proceedings from the off.
Shaw's first-half triple blast steered Gateshead back to winning ways with a 3-2 win at lowly Hayes & Yeading and the former Sheffield Wednesday star now has the Minstermen in his sights.
They welcome Mayo to Croke Park tomorrow and can continue winning ways at the expense of an improving Mayo side.
Summary: Niko Kranjcar and Jermain Defoe were on target as Tottenham returned to winning ways and frustrated Manchester City at White Hart Lane.