quiet and inoffensive

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  • I heard stories from friends of my own, residents in the country, quiet and inoffensive people that made my blood boil. Cited from Korea's Fight for Freedom, by F.A. McKenzie
  • Hugh was a dark-brown, fiery man when opposed, though in general quiet and inoffensive. Cited from Lha Dhu; Or, The Dark Day, by William Carleton
  • Their manners were those of a quiet and inoffensive people, and their appearance in some measure prepossessing. Cited from Expeditions to Sth. Australia II,Charles Sturt
  • He was well educated, as prisoners go, quiet and inoffensive. Cited from Subterranean Brotherhood, by Julian Hawthorn
  • He was a powerful young fellow, quiet and inoffensive in his manners, and possessed of great natural talents. Cited from Going To Maynooth, by William Carleton
  • LOGAN I heard before comin' to this town that he was a very quiet and inoffensive man. Cited from Duty, and other Irish Comedies, by Seumas O'Brien
  • It was plain that their mother was fairly aroused, and each deemed it best to be as quiet and inoffensive as possible. Cited from Finger Posts on the Way of Life, by T.S.Arthur
  • They were extremely quiet and inoffensive in their demeanour, and asked us to point out where they might sleep, before they ventured to kindle their fires. Cited from Expeditions to Sth. Australia II,Charles Sturt
  • There it remains, quiet and inoffensive; there it will continue to remain so long as nobody interferes with it: why worry it? Cited from Paul Kelver by Jerome K. Jerome
  • A small family of Fuegians, who were living in the cove, were quiet and inoffensive, and soon joined our party round a blazing fire. Cited from The Voyage of the Beagle, by Charles Darwin
  • These contests and disturbances certainly do not originate with the lay-pilgrims, the great body of whom are, as I believe, quiet and inoffensive people. Cited from Eothen, by A. W. Kinglake
  • We communicated on the 6th and 7th with several large tribes of natives, whose manners were on the whole quiet and inoffensive. Cited from Expeditions to Sth. Australia II,Charles Sturt
  • The quiet and inoffensive behaviour of the natives having taken away every apprehension of danger, we did not hesitate to trust ourselves amongst them at all times, and in all situations. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. 16, by Robert Kerr
  • I had hitherto been a remarkably quiet and inoffensive boy; Telemachus I considered never took delight in robbing orchards. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, No. 274
  • Adjoining the latter was a colony of quiet and inoffensive Beavers. Cited from Punchinello, Vol. I, No. 15, July 9, 1870,Various
  • They are quiet and inoffensive in all their ways and movements, shy and timid to a degree, and so cautious and wary that it is extremely difficult to get near them in their wild state. Cited from Rataplan, by Ellen Velvin
  • His strong desire helped matters of course; for he noticed with indignation that these two, quiet and inoffensive as they were and with no salient cause of offence, were yet rejected by the main body of passengers. Cited from The Centaur, by Algernon Blackwood
  • He was of a quiet and inoffensive disposition, but much attached to his lord; often during the service grief stayed his utterance, and he mingled his loud sobs with those of the surrounding worshippers. Cited from Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2), by John Roby
  • With respect to the French refugees, the national antipathies among the colonists now began to abate, who, from their quiet and inoffensive behaviour, entertained daily more favourable sentiments of them. Cited from Rise And Progress Of The Colonies, V1, A. Hewatt
  • If the latter had remained quiet and inoffensive members of tribes or communities beyond our borders, the British Government, never vindictive, would probably, as the heat and passions of a desperate war died down, have left them to their solitude. Cited from The Story of the Guides, by G. J. Younghusband
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