Definition of Mild-mannered
1. Adjective. Behaving in or having a mild or gentle manner.
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Literary usage of Mild-mannered
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Word Savvy: Integrated Vocabulary, Spelling & Word Study, Grades 3-6 by Max Brand (2004)
"mild-mannered makes its way into our classroom conversations as we discuss ... When Sydney stops and asks the meaning of mild-mannered, I am seeing results. ..."
2. The Best Short Stories of ... and the Yearbook of the American Short Story edited by Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien (1918)
"A mild-mannered youth with no chin, upon hearing this, edged away. ... Suddenly with scarlet face the mild-mannered youth moved up his camp-stool to her ..."
3. Caseine: Being Rural Meditations by Joseph Fitzgerald (1869)
"He was as mild-mannered a man as you would meet in a day's walk, ... I could imagine the same mild-mannered man referring, even in gray hairs and bowed- ..."
4. Life and Times of William E. Gladstone: An Account of His Ancestry and by John Clark Ridpath (1898)
"Now it was that Conservatism must try its hand at some mild-mannered ... It was a mild-mannered and easy-going sort of reform in which there was as little ..."