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  • n. The condition of being innocuous

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being innocuous; harmlessness.


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  • I always fare the best with my innocuousness, which is up to 20 percent conscious.

    The Other Einstein

  • And the trend toward "programs of towering innocuousness" by all the commercial networks has been steady and unstoppable for the past 60 years.

    Jeffrey Shaffer: Take A Bow, Mr. Corwin

  • I knew that to set out with the express aim of 'reaching as many sets as possible' would mean studying to write soap operas, or gags, or programs of towering innocuousness.

    Jeffrey Shaffer: Take A Bow, Mr. Corwin

  • Cancel that innocuousness, then, because if you are Austin or Wade or Armstrong or any of the seven other receivers on the field for Redskins workouts this week, each of those drills is being parsed, and each one matters.

    Competition is intense for Washington Redskins wide receivers

  • When audiences finally got to see the much-talked-about pro-life Superbowl ad featuring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow in January, many were taken aback by its innocuousness.

    Tim Tebow: Focus On The Family Commercial Will Cost Him Endorsement Deals

  • And on an April morning in 1995, its innocuousness was forever laced with toxins: number-two diesel fuel, ammonium nitrate, shrapnel, the very smell of death. » Murrah

  • This is yet another example of the calculating and methodical nature of their tactics -- which, of course, calls into question the innocuousness of earlier statements they and their supporters have made about MLK/Johnson, Obama being a "kid," Obama "shucking and jiving" and his past drug use etc.

    Hillary Campaign Opens Fire On Obama Over Reagan Comments

  • "The mostly quiet and unspectacular invasion of illegal immigrants does not focus the attention of the nations the way open warfare does, but is all the more insidious for its stealth and innocuousness."

    Boing Boing

  • He surrendered early to the demand for an independent prosecutor because he felt so secure about the innocuousness of the case.

    The Confessions of Bill

  • Well, good for Paula, but not good for the show, which fights to keep expiring from terminal innocuousness, and loses.

    This Goodbye Is A Bad Buy


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