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unobtrusive
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition fitting in so as not to attract much attention or disturb
  • It throws its unobtrusive tinge throughout the room, with a faint ruddiness upon the walls and ceiling, and a reflected gleam upon the polish of the furniture.
    Introductory (79% in)
  • Pearl, that wild and flighty little elf stole softly towards him, and taking his hand in the grasp of both her own, laid her cheek against it; a caress so tender, and withal so unobtrusive, that her mother, who was looking on, asked herself—"Is that my Pearl?"
    Chapter 8 -- The Elf-child and the Minister (83% in)
  • Not the less, however, came this importunately obtrusive sense of change.
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (22% in)

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