from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Causing no hurt; harmless.
- adjective Having no hurt; unhurt.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Inflicting no injury; harmless; innoxious.
- Having received no injury; unharmed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Doing no injury; harmless; also, unhurt; without injury or harm.
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- adjective Not causing hurt,
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Hector gave Ajax a sword, which so long as he fought against enemies, served for his help and defence; but after he began to hurt harmless creatures with it, turned to his own hurtless bowels.
They had him stand in the Peace Stead and they brought against him all the things that had sworn to leave him hurtless.
"Because I have drawn an oath from all dangerous and threatening things to leave Baldur hurtless," said Frigga.
Lady Allonby meanwhile regarded him, as she might have looked at a frog or a hurtless snake.
When one is dead, stones strike the soft of one's throat and fall soft away, one is hurtless.
The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story
The floor was firm and smooth, whereas the old hall had a floor which imitated the billows of the ocean, on which very recently a beautiful girl had slipped and lamed herself for many months and where hurtless falls were frequent.
History of the University of North Carolina. Volume II: From 1868 to 1912
I have committed many foolish acts, but innocent and hurtless.
But ill tongues would fall hurtless were there no believers to give them credit; as robbers could not continue to pilfer were there no receivers of stolea goods.
A Lecture On Heads As Delivered By Mr. Charles Lee Lewes, To Which Is Added, An Essay On Satire, With Forty-Seven Heads By Nesbit, From Designs By Thurston, 1812
The political storms of forty years had gone hurtless over their heads, and in a certain sort of dreamless sleep San Ildefonso had still remained true to the red, white, and green flag that had long since disappeared from every part of the State save here, where it was still loved and revered as the banner of the soil.
Flash of hurtless lightnings, laugh of thunders loud and glad,
A Channel Passage and Other Poems Taken from The Collected Poetical Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne—Vol VI
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