Usage examples for bland

  1. March 29. Murad arrived, murderously bland and assiduous in his solicitude for my health and comfort. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  2. Bland has worked all his life in the woods. – The Centralia Conspiracy by Ralph Chaplin
  3. " I have, I think- nay, I boldly say- led your mind in its studies, and guided your reading," continued Montaigne in the same low, bland voice, every tone of which was musical, deep, and sweet. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  4. The bland stillness of this world was grateful to him, after long inner storm. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  5. He looked as bland and innocent and harmless as the sunlight on his own flagstones- until he gazed up at me, and then I was as usual disconcerted by the blank, veiled, unwinking stare of his eyes. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  6. He looked at Mrs. Admaston with a bland smile. – A Butterfly on the Wheel by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  7. The other's face grew very bland. – A Prairie Infanta by Eva Wilder Brodhead
  8. Bland, you come back here! – The Thunder Bird by B. M. Bower
  9. The reason lies in that bland, unalterable resolve to shirk honest work, by which you recognise the artist as surely as you recognise the leopard by his spots. – A Christmas Garland by Max Beerbohm
  10. It was not a bland or pretty face. – The Man Who Staked the Stars by Charles Dye
  11. " And there are more, of kindred mind;"- When, with a face more bland and kind, The Sage, in soften'd tone, replied: " 'Twas Error made to me the den More grateful than the haunts of men; Henceforth mankind shall be my pride." – Poems by Sir John Carr
  12. The morning had, by this time, fairly opened with every appearance of another of those fine bland, autumnal days for which the climate is, or ought to be, so distinguished. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  13. No one is more swift to smell trickery than a Samoan; and the thought, that, under the long, bland, benevolent sentences of the Berlin Act, some trickery lay lurking, filled him with the breath of opposition. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  14. From the rug in front of the fireplace he surveyed the group with a bland curiosity. – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  15. At the sight of this man, resentment overcame every other consideration, and I advanced towards him fully prepared to indulge my feelings, when he, with his usual smile, expressed in bland words his deep regret at having been the cause of my long detention in this retreat. – Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal by Sarah J Richardson
  16. In the evening came Mr. Bland the merchant to me, who has lived long in Spain, and is concerned in the business of Tangier, who did discourse with me largely of it, and after he was gone did send me three or four printed things that he hath wrote of trade in general and of Tangier particularly, but I do not find much in them. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke