- tame + -ly (Wiktionary)
“Her features were rather nice, and her expression tamely sweet; her eyes were big, timid, china-blue orbs that looked as if she had been badly scared when she was little and had never got over it; she never wore anything but black, and, to crown all, her first name was Alicia.”
“There are few persons, probably, who under these circumstances would have felt called tamely to acquiesce in the sacrifice of their hopes to a groundless and arbitrary whim.”
“Stella spoke with a bitterness of expression till now unpractised; but the late scene pressed heavy on her remembrance, and her heart swelled at the idea of tamely acquiescing in her own humiliation by accepting an offer so well calculated to gratify the unceasing malice of a capricious, ill-tempered enemy.”
““It would be an ignoble end to our long history if we tamely accepted to perish by degrees.””
“But Norway should have levelled three minutes before half-time when Frederik Berge shot tamely at Jack Butland.”
“It was as close as Arsenal came to penetrating the Phoenicians' defence until, with 12 minutes left, Robin van Persie raced clear before sending a chip tamely into the gloves of a relieved Mandanda.”
“Eddie Howe's team threatened a second from the restart, Marvin Bartley slipping past Bamba but clipping his shot tamely against Schmeichel.”
“Giles Terera's Caliban, having been dispossessed of his island kingdom, rather tamely submits to Prospero's patronising beneficence at the conclusion.”
“Most compellingly paradoxical of all, this play demonstrates how it was that the old appeaser, Chamberlain, ended up playing such a pivotal role in supporting Churchill's insistence that "nations which went down fighting rose again, but those which surrendered tamely were finished.”
“But most tamely accepted the police's orders to gather up a few possessions before being bused to the Vélodrome d'Hiver.”
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