Definition of Inoffensively

1. Adverb. In a not unpleasantly offensive manner. "That wretched beast, the elephant, breathing inoffensively not a pace behind me"

Partainyms: Inoffensive
Antonyms: Offensively



Definition of Inoffensively

1. Adverb. In an inoffensive manner. ¹

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Definition of Inoffensively

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inoffensively

inoculative
inoculator
inoculators
inoculum
inoculums
inode
inodes
inodiate
inodiated
inodiates
inodiating
inodorate
inodorous
inodorousness
inoffensive
inoffensively (current term)
inoffensiveness
inofficial
inofficially
inofficious
inofficiously
inogen
inoic beam
inolimomab
inopectic
inoperable
inoperancies
inoperancy
inoperant
inoperation

Literary usage of Inoffensively

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1. The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People by William Sewel (1844)
"... and those in authority, for his and their safety and defence, is certainly our Christian duty, as well as to walk inoffensively as a grateful people. ..."

2. The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day (1826)
"... so that it glanced inoffensively down; and before he could recover the use of his weapon, Sophron, who was infinitely stronger, closed in with him, ..."

3. Plutarch's Morals, tr. by several hands. Corrected and revised by W.W. Goodwin by Plutarchus (1874)
"HOW A MAN MAY inoffensively PRAISE HIMSELF WITHOUT BEING LIABLE TO ENVY. 1. HE that talks big and arrogantly of himself, Hercu- lanus, is universally ..."

4. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania State Library (1854)
"that if they behave peaceably & inoffensively, they are to be in all Respects treated ... But, if the said Settlers behave peaceably and inoffensively, ..."

5. The Works of that Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker: With an by Richard Hooker (1874)
"I say, inoffensively: for we must note, that although the want of any be a token of some defect in that mutual assistance which should be; yet howsoever to ..."

6. The World's Orators: Comprising the Great Orations of the World's History by Guy Carleton Lee (1900)
"I say inoffensively : for we must note, that although the want of any be a token of some defect in that mutual assistance which should be, yet howsoever to ..."

7. Lancaster County Indians: Annals of the Susquehannocks and Other Indian by Henry Frank Eshleman (1909)
"... without the least cause cruelly put to death six of the; Friendly Indians, who had peaceably and inoffensively resided there for many years past, ..."

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