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Tameness

noun
1.
The quality of being vapid and unsophisticated.  Synonyms: jejuneness, jejunity, vapidity, vapidness.
2.
The attribute of having been domesticated.  Synonym: domestication.






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"Tameness" Quotes from Famous Books



... humor and of jocose speech for which Charles Lamb in his lifetime was well known. These (not his best thoughts) can be separated from the rest, and may attract the notice of the reader, here and there, and relieve the tameness of a not very ...
— Charles Lamb • Barry Cornwall

... market-day, soon after the year 1746, where she gave vent to her political partiality, to the great offence of the rabble of that city. Being zealous in their loyalty when there was no danger, in proportion to the tameness with which they had surrendered to the Highlanders in 1745, the mob inflicted upon poor Jean Gordon no slighter penalty than that of ducking her to death in the Eden. It was an operation of some time, for Jean was a stout woman, and, struggling with her murderers, often got her head above water; ...
— Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated • Sir Walter Scott

... present time, and he can turn for relief to the epistle "Studiosus" addresses to "Alcander." If the lines of "The Minstrel" who hails, like Longfellow in later years, from "The District of Main," fail to satisfy him, he cannot accuse "R.T. Paine, Jr., Esq.," of tameness when he exclaims:— ...
— Ralph Waldo Emerson • Oliver Wendell Holmes

... would necessarily diminish their influence. Salazar even set out for Spain, to solicit the government for the president, Nuno de Guzman; but was shipwrecked on the coast near Coatzacualco, and had to return to Mexico. Estrada died soon after being superseded, which he owed more to his own tameness than to any right the members of the court could found on his majestys orders, which left the government entirely with him, without saying any thing of the association of Guzman; who yet usurped the sole government to himself as president. Estrada ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. IV. • Robert Kerr



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