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neutral -- as in: played at a neutral site
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The House of Mirth
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  • Seated under the cheerless blaze of the drawing-room chandelier—Mrs. Peniston never lit the lamps unless there was "company"—Lily seemed to watch her own figure retreating down vistas of neutral-tinted dulness to a middle age like Grace Stepney's.
  • Ruling the turbulent element called home was the vigorous and determined figure of a mother still young enough to dance her ball-dresses to rags, while the hazy outline of a neutral-tinted father filled an intermediate space between the butler and the man who came to wind the clocks.

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  • Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
    Elie Wiesel (Nobel Acceptance Speech)
  • I try to read Sana's face as I join them, but her expression is carefully neutral.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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