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  • n. The characteristic of being bloodless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or condition of being without blood, or of being deficient in blood; anemia.


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  • They have a rooted aversion to it and never employ it in their clothing, because it suggests to their fancy the idea of bloodlessness -- of anaemia and death.


  • His early solitude narrowed his affinities, and gave a kind of bloodlessness to his style; clear in hue, fine in texture, it is apt to want the mellow tinge which indicates a robust and copious life.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867

  • The comparative "bloodlessness," however -- the absence of life and colour in the earlier and older writer -- acts as a sort of veil to them.

    The English Novel

  • Christopher Bigelow, a devout Mormon bored by the bloodlessness of mainstream Mormon culture, created the Sugar Beet, a website of Mormon satire modeled on The Onion, then started Zarahemla Books, a publisher of edgy Mormon literature.

    Holly Welker: Latter-Day Saints and Modern-Day Pioneers

  • “Many” suggests some quantification, and a willingness to have terror and rockets to keep land suggests a deep bloodlessness.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Bernstein (Robert!) Denounces Human Rights Watch:

  • Whatever dramatic effect is achieved by Batman's vicious "interrogation" is dulled by the film's general bloodlessness and the Joker's seeming imperviousness, etc.

    On Violence and Restraint in The Dark Knight

  • At least a part of the social process that leads these minds through that particular looking glass is the personal bloodlessness of their product.


  • All I wondered was, why was the approach to the "positive impact model" of game design taken by these industry luminaries simply to build familiar violent conflict and dress it up with a little side-order of moral intrigue or bloodlessness?

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The icy bloodlessness of bureaucratic language is usually directly proportional to the horrors it is trying to disguise.

    Think Progress » Cheney Calls Katrina an “Exercise.”

  • Say something, if you must, about toothlessness or bloodlessness or the kindness of hammering stakes into the hearts of undead shows.

    August 2004


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