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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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Finally, in the wake of the Iraq debacle, is it really still possible to speak, as Hoffman does, of "the military harmlessness of the United States"?
Instead of the government proving harmlessness beyond a reasonable doubt, the accused had to prove that evidence would have created a reasonable doubt.
He breaks faith with his native informants in order to demonstrate their harmlessness to white rulers and to white readers.
This is how the tale's popular focal point of interest, the disturbingly provocative motivation behind abandoning one's wedded spouse for twenty years, is relegated in effect to noncognitive pettiness, insignificance and ultimately harmlessness.
74) Massachusetts courts began to assess harmlessness based on Chapman's "beyond a reasonable doubt that the evidence did not contribute to the verdict obtained" standard and Harrington's "overwhelming evidence of guilt" test, or variations of the two.
It was possible, however, that publications in other parts of the country were equally keen to prove the harmlessness of the Socialists.
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.
by the idea that the fact of harmlessness should prevent reversal, (40)
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.
Field, Assessing the Harmlessness of Federal Constitutional Error--A Process in Need of a Rationale, 125 U.
150) As the abuse progresses, the perpetrator can assure the child of the harmlessness and morality of his actions.