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  • adj. not alarming; assuaging alarm


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  • In Canada's case, the spending on land-mine alternatives is small and unalarming: $1.5 million for "nonlethal" computer simulation technology.

    It's Not A Pretty Picture

  • However, this is entirely unalarming, for the following reasons: (1) For Herder, this is emphatically something that must be done for all national groupings equally (not just or especially Germany!).

    Johann Gottfried von Herder

  • I'd been expecting this, though I'd tried to make my message as unalarming as possible without lessening the urgency of it.


  • While animals had followed -- or possibly preceded -- the plants to land, most of them were comparatively small and unalarming.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • I want to start doing something other than sleeping past noon and waking up in surprise to find that the little red dot on my unalarming alarm clock has made its way to the "PM" column.

    nspblues Diary Entry

  • "In addition, as Wolfie's lawyer, I am advising him that he should, under no circumstances, answer questions until the legal guidelines regarding the interrogation of children are implemented — principally, a full understand­ing of what he's being questioned about, absence of pressure, unalarming surroundings, and the presence of an adult he knows and trusts."

    Fox Evil

  • She shaped a thought herself, a light, unalarming “Hello, who are you?” sort of thought, and directed it gently at the green-jelly mass on the rocks.

    The Complete Federation Of The Hub

  • That body, like gravity, ever acting, with noiseless foot, and unalarming advance, gaining ground step by step, and holding what it gains, is ingulfing insidiously the special governments into the jaws of that which feeds them.

    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

  • The boy looked back at him for a moment uncertain how to respond, where even this unalarming presence was still an unknown quantity.

    The Heretic's Apprentice

  • The wizard's deep, beautiful voice was gentle and unalarming in the buried stillness of the firelit stone room.

    The Silent Tower


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