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  • adverb In a bloodless manner.

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  • adverb without bloodshed; in a bloodless manner; without shedding blood


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  • Some of us are chilled by the advent of drone warfare -- yet one more technical advance in the depersonalization of killing -- but as I think about the sort of reporting that evinces no curiosity about such warfare, that simply and bloodlessly disseminates its results, I realize that "drone reporting" has been going on for a long time.

    Robert Koehler: Drone Reporting

  • Sabathia has friends on his old team, the Milwaukee Brewers, but he was his usual, bloodlessly efficient self—perhaps even more so—Thursday as he dominated Milwaukee en route to a 5-0 Yankee win.

    Sabathia's Rude to Old Friends

  • Among other things, we learn about the inadvertent sacking of landed English families, bloodlessly achieved through a combination of death taxes (imposed in 1894), agricultural crisis and the emergence of a class of Americans rich enough to buy anything they liked.

    Brass Beds and Broomsticks

  • This is the sacrifice that priests offer bloodlessly and sacramentally while awaiting the second coming of the Lord .

    Pope on the Essential Elements of Priestly Ministry

  • In 2004 when Mikheil Saakashvili came to power, the "Rose Revolution" bloodlessly ushered in a new government that cast its eyes toward Europe and America for democratic inspiration.

    Timothy Ryan: Seeing Georgia Through Rose-Colored Glasses

  • Two days later his top lieutenant, Commander John Montgomery, seized San Francisco bloodlessly.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • Two days later his top lieutenant, Commander John Montgomery, seized San Francisco bloodlessly.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • He basically shrugged his shoulders in response to the spill, and very superciliously noted that "getting our sources of energy has risks," then bloodlessly reminded us of the 29 miners in West Virginia who recently perished.

    Elizabeth Bisbee Silber: On Laissez-Faire Government, the Oil Spill, and Conservative Hypocrisy

  • Shaving the top off a naevus bloodlessly doesn't make any difference to its risk of becoming malignant – infact, it strongly suggests that themole is benign and therefore nothing to worry about.

    Doctor, doctor: Popping pills, plus moles and melanoma

  • He had governed well but bloodlessly, and with less to show for his first year than he and his supporters had hoped.



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