His smile was so disarming that she couldn't help smiling back.
Such a disarming smile.
Though he had succeeded in disarming all organized opposition in parliament, the hostility displayed against him in the nation, arising from his Scottish nationality, his character as favourite, his peace policy and the resignation of the popular hero Pitt, was overwhelming.
The same year (1771) he crossed swords with Junius, and ended in disarming his masked antagonist.
On the 6th of December he protested with three other peers against the measure sent up from the Commons enforcing the disarming of all convicted recusants and taking bail from them to keep the peace; he was the only peer to dissent from the motion declaring the existence of an Irish plot; and though believing in the guilt and voting for the death of Lord Stafford, he interceded, according to his own account, 3 with the king for him as well as for Langhorne and Plunket.
The state of the Lebanon went from bad to worse, and at last, in January 1842, the Turkish government appointed Omar Pasha as administrator of the Druses and Maronites, with a council of four chiefs from each party; but the pasha, attempting to effect a disarming, was besieged in November in the castle of Beit ed-Din by the Druses under Shibli el-Arrian.
They had promised in their cities, by freeing the people from military service and disarming the aristocracy.
A disarming act, and the prohibition of the highland dress, did not indeed break, but it transferred to other fields the military spirit of the clans.
Whilst all Europe was disarming he kept his troops, and used peace as a means of conquest.
Monmouth's enterprise made no stir, but gave an excuse for disarming the Protestant militia.