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A familiar intercourse of some standing with the Pierced-nose and Flathead Indians had now convinced Captain Bonneville of their amicable and inoffensive character; he began to take a strong interest in them, and conceived the idea of becoming a pacificator, and healing the deadly feud between them and the Blackfeet, in which they were so deplorably the sufferers.
The enormities perpetrated in the South Seas upon some of the inoffensive islanders will nigh pass belief.
But you won't do anything dreadful; you are dismally inoffensive.
I could give her my word of honor that I was a most respectable, inoffensive person and that as an inmate they would be barely conscious of my existence.
and an inoffensive little person in spectacles, struggling violently, was held up among a group of students.
Any hopes he may have entertained that this dragon might turn out to be comparatively small and inoffensive were dissipated.
They sneer at your most inoffensive suggestions; they laugh unfeelingly at your treasured dreams of foreign lands; they brand the statements of your traveled aunts and uncles as the stupidest absurdities; they deride your most trusted authors and demolish the fair images they have set up for your willing worship with the pitiless ferocity of the fanatic iconoclast
We adorn the victim with manual skill, his tongue with languages, his body with inoffensive and comely manners.
The amphibious denizens of this lake enjoy the well-deserved reputation of being quite inoffensive.
La Esmeralda, in the judgment of Gringoire, was an inoffensive and charming creature, pretty, with the exception of a pout which was peculiar to her; a naïve and passionate damsel, ignorant of everything and enthusiastic about everything; not yet aware of the difference between a man and a woman, even in her dreams; made like that; wild especially over dancing, noise, the open air; a sort of woman bee, with invisible wings on her feet, and living in a whirlwind.
A light cloud of smoke appeared beneath the sails, more blue than they, and spreading like a flower opening; then, at about a mile from the little canoe, they saw the ball take the crown off two or three waves, dig a white furrow in the sea, and disappear at the end of it, as inoffensive as the stone with which, in play, a boy makes ducks and drakes.
The tinge of unpretentious, inoffensive vulgarity in Mrs.