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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of milden.


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  • In the supple swaying of her stately figure there was much beauty and power; her sternness had mildened; the circles under her eyes had grown larger during the night, her face paler and leaner; her large eyes had deepened.


  • Enhancing every other stellar image, the screen mildened this one, for it would have burned a hole in the retina of a naked eye.


  • The sight of her mildened the harshness that had risen in him.

    A Circus of Hells

  • Could we suspect a Committee of Members of Congress of a joke appreciable by mere members of the human family, could we suppose them in a thoughtless moment to have carried into legislation a mildened modicum of that metaphorical language which forms the staple of debate, we should make no remonstrance.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 33, July, 1860

  • The political tone is also mildened in the revision, as where he changes

    Among My Books Second Series


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