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  • adverb In a muted manner.


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  • ROBERTS: Turning now to the economy, President Obama sounding a familiar theme these days once again taking a somewhat mutedly optimistic tone in his speech yesterday at Georgetown University.

    CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2009

  • Putting her characteristic feverish intensity in the service of the medical fads of her day, she once again strikes the note to which her contemporaries vibrated, and to which we ourselves may helplessly, if somewhat more mutedly, respond.

    Catacomb Efreet

  • (She's played, mutedly, by Juliet Stevenson, who is only four years older than Mr. Firth.)

    Arabs, Jews Duel,

  • Entrepreneurship will continue, at least somewhat mutedly, as entirely new green-friendly, social support and preventive health enterprises are established.

    The Great Leveling, Phase 1

  • And if we are reacting mutedly, than we're inviting further attacks and further arming of Hezbollah.

    CNN Transcript Jul 16, 2006

  • Kenneth nodded sympathetically, and through the trees the track announcer mutedly called for the start of another race.

    Wake Up, Sir!

  • Looking at the woman, demurely gowned in mutedly iridescent silk, her fingers resting lightly on her husband's sleeve, Derian was at first inclined to dismiss those rumors as mere superstitious talk.

    Through Wolfs Eyes

  • "Yes," she said mutedly, her gaze on the task she was doing.

    Inconstant Star

  • "The checks and balances begin to break down," Hanno said mutedly, through a cloud of blue smoke.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • "I thank you, dear old friend," she answered mutedly, "but I do have my own road before me."

    The Boat of a Million Years


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