from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Gentleness of manner; mildness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Gentleness, tameness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Tameness; gentleness; mildness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Tameness; habitual mildness or gentleness.
It gives a "mansuetude" (new word for me) to the chill of winter.
Paul, I vaticinate that the mansuetude of your response will bring out the best of my muliebrity.
It is apodeictic that the caliginosity of the agrestic embrangle periapts with mansuetude.
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With mansuetude compossible with my muliebrity, I condemn those niddering, olid morons who, in caliginosity of understanding, vilipend our English by attempting to exuviate words for which they cannot see any present custom.
To this religion of such charming mansuetude whenever it has the upper hand, a Protestant engineer named Gerard is converted by puerile arguments which in any other domain than the theological would seem to be the divagations of a lunatic; and the Cure Bonnet proclaims the necessity of passive obedience by the masses to the
Princely and naturall mansuetude then of my merite.
To this religion of such charming mansuetude whenever it has the upper hand, a Protestant engineer named Gerard is converted by puerile arguments which in any other domain than the theological would seem to be the divagations of
I love to bring these aborigines back to the mansuetude they showed to the early voyagers, and before (forgive the involuntary pun), they had grown accustomed to man and knew his savage ways.
He veneered his whole character with such an engaging mansuetude as served to deceive the most penetrative of those he met, and not even the most suspicious of his Ottawa acquaintances had ever insinuated that a surface so calm and unruffled as his could ever cover a phase of character which could be nocent or even objectionable in the least degree.