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War and Peace
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  • But Kutuzov went on blandly smiling with the same expression, which seemed to say that he had a right to suppose so.
  • He laughed blandly at her naive diplomacy but listened to what she had to say, and sometimes questioned her carefully about the Penza and Nizhegorod estates.
  • Count Ilya Rostov smiled blandly and nodded approval.
  • Having listened to her mother’s objections, Helene smiled blandly and ironically.
  • "But, my dear princess," answered Anna Mikhaylovna blandly but impressively, blocking the way to the bedroom and preventing the other from passing, "won’t this be too much for poor Uncle at a moment when he needs repose?

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