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One could judge beforehand that the cachalots would be victorious, not only because they were better built for attack than their inoffensive adversaries, but also because they could remain longer under water without coming to the surface.
A small family of Fuegians, who were living in the cove, were quiet and inoffensive, and soon joined our party round a blazing fire.
She had come with a gentleman by the name of Gouvernail, connected with one of the daily papers, of whom nothing special could be said, except that he was observant and seemed quiet and inoffensive.
It is not the least among the strange things bred by the intense artificialness of sea-usages, that while in the open air of the deck some officers will, upon provocation, bear themselves boldly and defyingly enough towards their commander; yet, ten to one, let those very officers the next moment go down to their customary dinner in that same commander's cabin, and straightway their inoffensive, not to say deprecatory and humble air towards him, as he sits at the head of the table; this is marvellous, sometimes most comical.
She began counting them, remarking that they were much slower than the beatings of her heart; and still she doubted, -- the inoffensive Valentine could not imagine that any one should desire her death.
However as troubled Jack gets to know him it becomes apparent that he is not as evil as he's portrayed, he's not quite 'scarecrow in Wizard of Oz' inoffensive, but he is just trying to protect his farmer family.
But there was a more laidback atmosphere in the BBC studio where inoffensive host Dan Walker swapped inoffensive banter with Jermaine Jenas, Vincent Kompany and Martin Keown.
NB: Few academics or journalists, embedded in the established order, will admit, let alone be capable of comprehending, that a state poet laureate is inevitably a state court jester, inoffensive to state political hacks and their cultural-council apparatchics.
Inoffensive, nice and that activity that you do when you have absolutely nothing more important to do.
He added: "I can only hope this incident will highlight the need for correct usage of terminology that is accurate and inoffensive.
So far, so inoffensive, but the image was chosen on the same day as the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, which some people believed should have been recognised by the search engine.
The nude court shoes are perfectly inoffensive and match nicely to her nails but we do hope that Mel is gonna stop right now with the micro minis.