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harmless

adjective benign, blunt, gentle, hurtless, impotent, innocens, innocent, innocuous, innoxius, inoffensive, nonmalignant, nonpoisonous, nontoxic, nonvenomous, nonviolent, tame, trustworthy, unaggressive, unhazardous, unmilitant, unthreatening, weak, without risk
Associated concepts: harmless beyond a reasonable doubt, harmless error, hold harmless
See also: innocuous, nontoxic, powerless, safe, salutary, unobjectionable
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Perhaps she implies her own harmlessness to better accost him, but in reference to "cony-catching," Orlando would be the cony in her con game.
The author of the idea of harmlessness of informational scepticism will insist that assertion of the existence of some fact is uninformative.
In short, according to Professor Saltzburg, the different burdens of proof at trial require different standards for harmlessness on appeal.
For Buddhist readers, she recounted Buddhist stories of harmlessness towards animals, but argued that today right action involved avoiding and minimizing harm to all life "including that of the tiniest insect, and the grass and trees," and she sometimes provided practical examples, such as transplanting shrubs taken for the building of a house (Footprints 219; "On Wanting Little").
Kotteakos ended the tendency to presume that all errors were prejudicial; declined the automatic presumption of harmlessness and assigning a burden to either party; stated that each case must be considered on a case-by-case basis when applying a harmless-error analysis; and suggested that constitutional errors were not subject to the analysis.
In my head, I acknowledged the harmlessness of his suggestion, considered the room for misunderstanding and wondered how I could get this through to my son without making him feel ashamed.
The Flying Nun (1967-1970) offered one way to deal with challenging womanhood: Infantilize her to the point of harmlessness.
According to the results, these nanoparticles can remove 90% of arsenic from polluted water due to their high oxidation power and their harmlessness.
The study, carried out by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini, seriously challenged the long-term harmlessness of the transgenic maize NK 603 created by the Monsanto group.
He wrote: "Ahimsa is not merely a negative state of harmlessness, but it is a positive
But the ability of multitasking to shatter attention into unusable shards, and its subsequent effects on learning, don't seem enough to dislodge us from our current multitasking habits, nor from our collective belief in the harmlessness of it.
Evidence of the protests' harmlessness was confirmed on October 10 when Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, owned by the massive multinational Unilever, endorsed the Occupy movement.