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bland

Etymology: L, blandus
mild or having a soothing effect.
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Postscript--I did not tell you that Blandly, who, by the way, is to send a consort after us if we don't turn up by the end of August, had found an admirable fellow for sailing master--a stiff man, which I regret, but in all other respects a treasure.
Fentolin smiled, very slightly, still very blandly.
You will please to mention to my daughter, Mr Pancks, that I can't allow it, can't allow it,' said the Patriarch blandly.
The face, horribly seared by the frequent application of the red-hot poker, and further ornamented by the insertion, in the tip of the nose, of a tenpenny nail, yet smiled blandly in its less lacerated parts, and seemed, like a sturdy martyr, to provoke its tormentor to the commission of new outrages and insults.
She does concede this is because of higher net migration but blandly adds 'We are all the richer for them'.
He blandly stated that one method of improving the health services in Wales was to prevent patients with self-inflicted conditions attending A&E or other hospital departments.
But how am I to choose when the main political parties are so blandly alike and the upstart UKIP has policies that are, frankly, nutty?
It is insufficient and irresponsible for many news commentators and MPs to blandly excuse on the basis of duty and public order the use of lethal weapons by mounted police against what had been a predominantly peaceful demonstration by students and workers against the National Front.
Ten years later - surprise surprise- he's grown into blandly handsome Ryan Reynolds, left, who ambles back in town.
Any woman will do the same if you blandly remark that her kitchen impinges on the olfactory nerves.
Blandly non-descriptive brand name aside, our panelists enjoyed this lemony beer blend from Sam.
While compelled to be bound quite strictly to the Disney original, the BOST cast and crew lift this production away from the blandly cartoonish into something that feels often more human than the latter.