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neutral as in:  played at a neutral site

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  • The game will not be played at either school. Instead, it will be played at a neutral site.
    neutral = not favoring either side
  • Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.   (source)
    neutrality = not taking a side in a conflict
  • I guess even though she was neutral, she didn't want to be seen with me.   (source)
    neutral = not favoring either side
  • "Hey," says Hayden, "I'm Switzerland: neutral as can be, and also good with chocolate."   (source)
  • The Tradition says that an oasis is neutral territory, because both sides have oases, and so both are vulnerable.   (source)
    neutral = not involved in a struggle
  • Mayella's hostility, which had subsided to grudging neutrality, flared again.   (source)
    neutrality = not favoring any side in a disagreement
  • He was neutral in the first war of gods and Titans.   (source)
    neutral = not favoring either side
  • They'd all met there yesterday, on neutral ground.   (source)
  • Thus, therefore, the floor of our familiar room has become a neutral territory, somewhere between the real world and fairy-land, where the Actual and the Imaginary may meet, and each imbue itself with the nature of the other.   (source)
  • At that point, any boys who had still been on his side now jumped ship and were clearly neutral.   (source)
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  • Except for Savanna's group, the girls were neutral at first.   (source)
  • David Henry, in a neutral accent that placed him as an outsider.   (source)
    neutral = not making a strong impression (as belonging to the region)
  • They had been taking careful precautions in the desert, but the camel driver explained to the boy that oases were always considered to be neutral territories, because the majority of the inhabitants were women and children.   (source)
    neutral = not involved in the war
  • The oasis is neutral ground.   (source)
  • The girls are staying neutral.   (source)
    neutral = not favoring either side
  • anyway, you have all these neutrals, i say, pointing to the list. if you get them on your side, things will even up a bit.   (source)
    neutrals = people not favoring either side in a dispute
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neutral as in:  a carbon-neutral building

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  • This store only sells gender neutral clothing.
    neutral = not affected (in this case, clothes made to be worn regardless of gender)
  • Admissions at that college are race neutral.
    neutral = not affected (in this case, admissions are not affected by gender)
  • The committee is suggesting some cost neutral improvements.
    neutral = not affected (in this case, improvements that do not affect cost)
  • They're encouraging the use of Mx. as a gender-neutral replacement for Mr. and Ms.
    neutral = not affected (in this case, a title not affected by gender)
  • Disgust, for example, is 1, contempt is 2, anger is 7, defensiveness is 10, whining is 11, sadness is 12, stonewalling is 13, neutral is 14, and so on.   (source)
    neutral = unaffected
  • The notation "7, 7, 14, 10, 11, 11," for instance, means that in one six-second stretch, one member of the couple was briefly angry, then neutral, had a moment of defensiveness, and then began whining.   (source)
    neutral = having no effect
  • Even in its rubble, like an exploded volcano, the configuration of the ghetto was familiar to her (she had lived on its perimeter), but as with all movie scenes of war-blasted Europe she tended to narrow her eyes to slits, as if to filter out the wasteland and render it even more a smudge, a neutral blur.   (source)
  • Made from all natural ingredients, it neutralizes odor-causing fungi and bacteria.   (source)
    neutralizes = makes something have no effect
    standard suffix: The suffix "-ize" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.
  • It would take individual Marine riflemen on the ground to charge and neutralize these defenses.   (source)
    neutralize = make something so it has no effect
    standard suffix: The suffix "-ize" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.
  • Sometimes, though, when his heartbeat neutralized and his body became functional again, he would turn off the lamp and stand in the darkness of the basement.   (source)
    neutralized = stopped being so strong
    standard suffix: The suffix "-ize" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.
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  • Effortlessly, my father neutralized the man's intrusive thrust without disturbing the social atmosphere.   (source)
    neutralized = made to have no effect
  • General Kuribayashi's vast tunneling system assured that many Marines were shot as they moved past a "neutralized" nest that had been quickly repopulated from below the ground.   (source)
  • There was some research not long ago which came up with the interesting discovery that the oxalic acid content of spinach tends to neutralize a lot of the calcium, which you probably need also.   (source)
    neutralize = make so it has no effect
  • She detested New York subway trains for their grime and their noise, but even more for the claustrophobic nearness of so many human bodies, the rushhour jam and jostle of flesh which seemed to neutralize, if not to cancel out, the privacy she had sought for so long.   (source)
  • In the crucial years, the fact that the Party was not a hereditary body did a great deal to neutralize opposition.   (source)
    neutralize = make something so it has no effect
  • In his capacity as an administrator, it is often necessary for a member of the Inner Party to know that this or that item of war news is untruthful, and he may often be aware that the entire war is spurious and is either not happening or is being waged for purposes quite other than the declared ones: but such knowledge is easily neutralized by the technique of doublethink.   (source)
    neutralized = made to have no effect
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neutral as in:  decorated in neutral colors

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  • All the apartments I've looked at have such boring neutral colors.
  • It dropped no bombs, passing peacefully overhead, but its appearance was a telling sign of how far over Japan the Americans were now venturing, and how little resistance the Japanese could offer. ... At the work sites, the prisoners hid their excitement behind neutral faces to avoid provoking the guards, who were unusually tense and hostile.   (source)
    neutral = not showing feelings or opinions
  • The one girl picked a nice neutral shade, so it wasn't too bad.   (source)
    neutral = not striking in appearance
  • Mrs. van Daan, Dussel and I were doing the dishes, and I was extremely quiet. This is very unusual for me and they were sure to notice, so in order to avoid any questions, I quickly racked my brains for a neutral topic.   (source)
    neutral = non-controversial
  • Or they can be in negative sentiment override, so that even a relatively neutral thing that a partner says gets perceived as negative.   (source)
  • Using the deceptively neutral term "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere," Japanese propaganda claimed that Japan's aim was to free its neighbors from white colonial rule.   (source)
  • So they had to keep on neutral subjects.   (source)
  • So he stood still, holding his expression neutral, as the second swing connected with his head.   (source)
    neutral = not showing feelings or opinions
  • The answer came in a neutral way.   (source)
    neutral = not striking
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neutral as in:  Put the car in neutral.

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  • When the car is in neutral, I hear a whistling noise.
  • We need to get the economy out of neutral and start growing again.
    neutral = an inactive or unengaged state
  • He tells me to put the car in neutral and guide it with the steering wheel.   (source)
    neutral = so the gears are unengaged
  • Her back hurt so bad it felt as though that old car had run her over, rather than sat in neutral while she and Iko pushed and pulled it through the back roads.   (source)
    neutral = a state with gears unengaged
  • "We'll put the car in neutral," I said.   (source)
    neutral = a state where the gears are unengaged
  • You didn't put it in neutral.   (source)
    neutral = so the gears are unengaged
  • I sprinted for my Bug, jumped in, put it in neutral, and was truly thankful that our driveway was ridiculously steep when my wonderful car rolled smoothly and silently into the street.   (source)
    neutral = unengaging the gears
  • Cinder allowed one overwhelming cry of relief, then jammed her foot into the clutch and pulled the transmission out of neutral, reciting the instructions she'd downloaded a week ago and had been studying ever since.   (source)
    neutral = a state with gears unengaged
  • He puts the stick into neutral for me.   (source)
    neutral = so the gears are unengaged
  • I stop the car and put it in neutral.   (source)
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  • All hope gone to neutral.†   (source)
  • Chaotic Neutral, sugar.†   (source)
  • Careful, neutral words, with a hidden question behind them: What did you expect?†   (source)
  • And then, before Edgar could react, Claude reached past him and flipped the transmission lever up into neutral.†   (source)
  • "To what do I owe the pleasure?" he asked, his voice flat, neutral, unreadable.†   (source)
  • Someone truly neutral will then be able to comment on whether we're the heroes or villains of history.†   (source)
  • Putting the truck into neutral, Vince flipped the switch on the winch.†   (source)
  • A land of optimism, precision, and political neutrality, it was the Switzerland of the hotel.†   (source)
  • And it was the first time I noticed "TV accents"—the neutral accent that so many news anchors had.†   (source)
  • Lale keeps his face neutral.†   (source)
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  • The basketball court is a strange patch of neutral ground, a meeting place for every element of a neighborhood's cohort of young men.†   (source)
  • Mother was mum, bored and neutral on the subject.†   (source)
  • Looking across the table at him, all I got was a strange, detached, neutral feeling.†   (source)
  • Her voice had the same slow, neutral cadence as a bedtime book.†   (source)
  • Neutral ground.†   (source)
  • Although America was officially neutral, many Americans supported the French.†   (source)
  • My sister is kind of neutral, but she is sensitive about certain things.†   (source)
  • Uncle Vernon was still glaring at Harry, who tried to keep his expression neutral.†   (source)
  • The plants aren't entirely water-neutral.†   (source)
  • The game was played Valentine's night on a neutral court in Casa Grande.†   (source)
  • And it is neutral.†   (source)
  • I tried to say the name neutrally, glad I hadn't said it before in this conversation.†   (source)
  • Mae corrected her face, tried to look neutral.†   (source)
  • Kabuo backed into neutral and drifted, his heart beating hard in his chest.†   (source)
  • "An unusual boy," said the pastor neutrally, as he drove me home.†   (source)
  • She kept her face neutral as he toyed with a ring on his finger.†   (source)
  • "Oh, yes," I say neutrally.†   (source)
  • A rumen, however, is naturally neutral or non-acid.†   (source)
  • "I know," he said, nodding, his tone neutral.†   (source)
  • Kai glanced at Torin, but his adviser's face was neutral.†   (source)
  • "You're just doing your job," Alex says, keeping his voice neutral.†   (source)
  • Piper tried to keep her expression neutral, but if that vial could cure Jason's memory ...Do I really want that?†   (source)
  • Innocent is a neutral word.†   (source)
  • I told her, as neutrally as I could, about how Tommy and I had come across it that day while she'd been gone with the others.†   (source)
  • "Everett," said Hobie neutrally.†   (source)
  • It was only a cabinet minister talking about Turkey giving up its neutrality sometime soon.†   (source)
  • Her eyes were gray and neutral.†   (source)
  • I kept my expression neutral.†   (source)
  • In neutral territory.†   (source)
  • Her voice was dull and neutral.†   (source)
  • I said as neutrally as I could manage.†   (source)
  • The cabin was as we found it, except for the fact that the MObius cube was in a neutral state.†   (source)
  • "Hmm, this one doesn't seem to be picking anything up," she said in a completely neutral voice.†   (source)
  • They have to be sort of neutral, so they have their own Norwegian post office down there.†   (source)
  • Better meet them on neutral ground, like at a restaurant.†   (source)
  • Holland's neutrality would be respected.†   (source)
  • His face is arranged into a perfectly neutral expression, his therapist face.†   (source)
  • Sophie asked, keeping her voice carefully neutral.†   (source)
  • Neutral.†   (source)
  • She sometimes felt that his praying was not neutral towards her, in fact she suspected it carried a hint of reproach, though why she felt this she could not say, for he had never told her to pray nor berated her for not praying.†   (source)
  • I am a neutral country.†   (source)
  • This is a neutral place.†   (source)
  • I think Lumumba wants to be neutral, more than anything.†   (source)
  • Almost exactly neutral, good.†   (source)
  • His voice is neutral, but his eyes aren't.†   (source)
  • "Thanks for the birthday picnic," she said, trying to keep her tone neutral.†   (source)
  • Carver stands in a neutral corner of the kitchen.†   (source)
  • I'm not neutral.†   (source)
  • I felt my stomach clench, but kept my face neutral.†   (source)
  • She fights to keep her expression neutral.†   (source)
  • Dan aimed for neutrality, hoping to lower the tension in the room.†   (source)
  • C.E.T. convened on a neutral island of Old Earth, spawning ground of the mother religions.†   (source)
  • How I Stayed Neutral   (source)
  • elda-a gender-neutral honorific of great praise Eyddr eyreya onr!†   (source)
  • That's what it means to be neutral.†   (source)
  • I tried to look neutral.†   (source)
  • Dan Rather scored 10.46 — which translates to an almost perfectly neutral expression — when he talked about Mondale, and 10.37 when he talked about Reagan.†   (source)
  • The farthest he went was the neutral zone of the kitchen.†   (source)
  • The food often gave us something neutral to talk about.†   (source)
  • She knew the neutral bland things: how to ask for a glass of water, how to say good morning and good afternoon and good night.†   (source)
  • Is it better to commit evil and attempt to balance it with an exalted act than to live a resolutely neutral life?†   (source)
  • Nor is it neutral.†   (source)
  • She heard his voice before she saw him, another tone, slightly lower than David's and slightly more nasal, with a neutral northern accent; crisp air, edged with snow, floated into the room with every syllable.†   (source)
  • It was a neutral-pressure whole-body suit with a hood and a full-face respirator.†   (source)
  • I asked, my voice carefully neutral as I attempted to break the ice.†   (source)
  • He blames weak parents for the excesses of the sixties youth counterculture, advocates spanking disobedient children with a "neutral object," and says that parents must convey to preschoolers two fundamental messages: "( 1) I love you, little one, more than you can possibly understand ...(2) Because I love you so much, I must teach you to obey me."†   (source)
  • Won't we be on neutral ground?†   (source)
  • Women leaders were then judged by gender-neutral standards.†   (source)
  • Thalia nodded, and Clarke pulled it back, trying to keep her face neutral as she unwrapped the bandage.†   (source)
  • He tromped on the pedal, trying to find neutral.†   (source)
  • That had been two weeks ago, and since then we'd talked several times, sticking to neutral topics like what was happening with Rubber Records (not much yet, but there was talk of A Meeting) and how Monkey was (good, but suffering through an infestation of fleas that had left everyone at the yellow house scratching and cranky).†   (source)
  • "Hi, Aphrodite," I said, trying to sound neutral.†   (source)
  • Shift from neutral to reverse.†   (source)
  • I filled him in-trying to be objective and accurate, value-neutral.†   (source)
  • His response, too, though meant to be as neutral as possible, was completely inappropriate, and they both knew it.†   (source)
  • So few people of Asian ancestry had settled there, it was like heading for a neutral country.†   (source)
  • "How do you like safety?" was pretty neutral.†   (source)
  • She noted that the speed lever was at neutral.†   (source)
  • That's neutral enough.†   (source)
  • It was nearly impossible for him to remain neutral.†   (source)
  • Shells were bursting all around me, souls were tortured and I was powerless in the confines of imposed neutrality—hopes were dying.†   (source)
  • Lisa Spence, the flight lead at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, sat beside Swean.†   (source)
  • American neutrality remained firm, which led Genet, who knew nothing of American politics, to conclude he must rally the American people against the President.†   (source)
  • "Oh," I say, keeping my expression carefully neutral.†   (source)
  • But his tone had been strangely flat, neutral; and he had not once looked Marijke in the eye.†   (source)
  • But when last I did, they broke their neutrality and helped me safeguard the Book of Thoth.†   (source)
  • I school my face back to what I hope is neutral and force my shoulders to relax, or to at least look relaxed.†   (source)
  • "So it seems," he said, his face completely neutral.†   (source)
  • But it seemed to Deo that Kayanza was becoming a "neutral ground," a place where Tutsis from the mountains and Hutus from the lakeside could mingle without fear.†   (source)
  • Their hopes were, however, short-lived as they turned to the amino-acid analysis: AMINO ACID ANALYSIS DATA OUTPUT PRINT SAMPLE 1 — BLACK OBJECT UNIDENTIFIED ORIGIN — SAMPLE 2 — GREEN OBJECT UNIDENTIFIED ORIGIN — SAMPLE 1 SAMPLE 2 NEUTRAL AMINO ACIDS GLYCINE 00.00 00.00 ALANINE 00.00 00.00 VALINE 00.00 00.00 ISOLEUCINE 00.00 00.00 SERINE 00.00 00.00 THREONINE 00.00 00.00 LEUCINE 00.00 00.00 274 MICHAEL CRICHTO.†   (source)
  • A makeweight flying to the void Supplemental asteroid Or compensatory spark Shoots across the neutral dark.†   (source)
  • Bridge tried to keep her face neutral.†   (source)
  • His tone was neutral, but tension showed in his walk.†   (source)
  • Nine percent were neutral.†   (source)
  • He tries to keep his voice calm, neutral.†   (source)
  • He would not commit himself; he kept his voice carefully neutral.†   (source)
  • Then screen showed neutral gray with a hint of scan lines.†   (source)
  • My guess was that he was there to act as a neutral peacemaker.†   (source)
  • Second only to Cassius in all of Ten-Towns, Kemp's opinion carried great weight, especially to the people of Caer-Konig and Caer-Dineval, who, in light of Bryn Shander's unshakable neutrality in their struggle, sought the favor of Targos.†   (source)
  • Think, for example, of how you guys has now become a generic form of address: it is gender-, age-, and class-neutral, and decidedly informal.†   (source)
  • We met on neutral ground, at dusk.†   (source)
  • It's neutral.†   (source)
  • The handlers—who include everyone from those security men who double as cooks to the scientists who bring these children into the world—must remain morally neutral and emotionally detached in order to do their work properly.†   (source)
  • If Mike Monsky wanted to see her:, he could come to Las Vegas, or take her someplace neutral.†   (source)
  • BIG DEAL But the gym's neutral territory.†   (source)
  • Actually, time itself is neutral; it can be used either destructively or constructively.†   (source)
  • At other times, the people may be neutral.†   (source)
  • Even Fox is barely neutral.†   (source)
  • I'd spend a great deal of time talking to them about being open-minded and neutral and the importance of a fair trial, but I knew the goal of jury selection was to try to make sure the trial was anything but fair.†   (source)
  • That is, although he looked into the mirror while he lathered, he didn't watch where his brush was moving but, instead, looked directly into his own eyes, as though his eyes were neutral territory, a no man's land in a private war against narcissism he had been fighting since he was seven or eight years old.†   (source)
  • "Abby," Merrick said neutrally.†   (source)
  • In the new and neutral hiding place he cut the university out, went to his classes and left as soon as he could, to live in his new-found memories.†   (source)
  • Bortz's face stayed neutral.†   (source)
  • I lowered it over my head and tried to throw all of my faculties into neutral.†   (source)
  • Only her tongue had slipped its tether (making her speech not slurred but simply runaway, sometimes breakneck) and as on the previous night, I listened and watched in wonder while the powerful solvent of those grain neutral spirits set loose her inhibitions.†   (source)
  • No, in this war I was neutral.†   (source)
  • The Med would be theirs, Africa cut off from Europe, NATO outflanked on the south, and one by one all our allies—except England—would fall into their laps or declare themselves neutral.†   (source)
  • With his ear pressed flat to the floor he heard the clutch thump in, the bump of the gear going into neutral, the louder thump of the clutch being released.†   (source)
  • Good Country People Besides the neutral expression that she wore when she was alone, Mrs. Freeman had two others, forward and reverse, that she used for all her human dealings.†   (source)
  • When Woodrow Wilson, sorrowfully determined upon a policy of "armed neutrality" in early 1917, appeared before a tense joint session of Congress to request legislation authorizing him to arm American merchant ships, the American public gave its immediate approval.†   (source)
  • He might have made up his mind to be as neutral as he knew how.†   (source)
  • "The majority of the workers are citizens from Two," says Beetee neutrally.†   (source)
  • "China —" the bridal consultant traced the plate's edge with a neutrally manicured finger.†   (source)
  • "It doesn't work that way," Edward said, the careful neutrality gone from his suddenly harsh tone.†   (source)
  • She floated above them, gazing down neutrally, absently braiding them with other preoccupations.†   (source)
  • "Everyone has secrets," she replied neutrally.†   (source)
  • Her heart took a frightened leap in her chest, but she managed to speak neutrally.†   (source)
  • He's astern of us 'cause of the turn we made," Jones observed as neutrally as he could.†   (source)
  • She swallowed and said neutrally, "I think it's healing well.†   (source)
  • "We might be able to," Foster said neutrally, "but as you say, the crew is a complication.†   (source)
  • With careful neutrality, Morris said: "We're investigating a crime scene.†   (source)
  • "Lot of fake Berchems out there," I said neutrally.†   (source)
  • "Maybe it won't be too busy," she'd said neutrally.†   (source)
  • "He had difficulty concentrating," said Modig neutrally.†   (source)
  • Tyler said neutrally "In that I don't have forty thousand hours of flight time.†   (source)
  • On impulse we forget the rule that requires us to maintain our neutrality.†   (source)
  • Tristas points to the tattoo of his fiancée's name and declares neutrality.†   (source)
  • Worse, perhaps, was the unfolding of several hundred newspapers, signaling an insulting neutrality.†   (source)
  • It worked: Stinky became neutrally buoyant, hovering at whatever depth it was placed at.†   (source)
  • "Boeing figured that if it had to do reentry, aerodynamic was good," Steve said neutrally.†   (source)
  • "Just love the people," Tyler said neutrally.†   (source)
  • Now he looked back at her, startled out of the careful neutrality he had maintained all through his visit.†   (source)
  • Snowman asks, as neutrally as possible.†   (source)
  • "Yes," I say neutrally.†   (source)
  • I was delivered to this mission deep in the jungle, where, amidst the careful neutrality of the sisters, a rumpled novice named Soeur Liselin might pass a few months unnoticed.†   (source)
  • "Every year," Mrs. Merrill added neutrally; she looked miserably envious of Owen's face-concealing scarf.†   (source)
  • His voice had been neutral but it was the flat neutrality of the practical joker's voice just before the bucket of water descends.†   (source)
  • A moderately handsome black-haired young man stared at her, though, and she willed her face into neutrality while his gray eyes took her in.†   (source)
  • The Swiss diplomat, who spoke both Russian and Italian fluently, exemplified his nation's reputation for neutrality by listening to both men with his mouth shut.†   (source)
  • "It explains," he says, gritting his teeth, "why, under a pretense of neutrality—as if such a thing is possible!†   (source)
  • Though Dorian's palms began sweating, he schooled his features into neutrality as he said, "No, I don't.†   (source)
  • "I see," Edmonds said neutrally.†   (source)
  • These same reports say that the Germans attempted to corner the Brits into signing a mutual declaration of neutrality, but the Brits would have none of it.†   (source)
  • "Hi, Richard," she said neutrally.†   (source)
  • "She was," says Grace neutrally.†   (source)
  • They sat in the courtroom in heavy silence and they looked at the tall, gray figure, not with hope-they were losing the capacity to hope —but with an impassive neutrality spiked by a faint question mark; the question mark was placed over all the pious slogans they had heard for years.†   (source)
  • Santos had reached a terrified ambassador in London with a question so loaded it made a political party's private poll look like the essence of nonpartisan neutrality.†   (source)
  • With sick call suspended and the door to the medical tent nailed shut, Doc Daneeka spent the intervals between rain perched on a high stool, wordlessly absorbing the bleak outbreak of fear with a sorrowing neutrality, roosting like a melancholy buzzard below the ominous, hand-lettered sign tacked up on the closed door of the medical tent by Captain Black as a joke and left hanging there by Doc Daneeka because it was no joke.†   (source)
  • Neutrality is respected only when defended by adequate power; a weak nation forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.†   (source)
  • Adams could rightly claim to have held to the ideals of union and neutrality, but his unrelenting independence—his desire to be a President above party—had cost him dearly.†   (source)
  • Smuts, then deputy prime minister, was campaigning around the country for South Africa to declare war on Germany while the prime minister, J. B. Hertzog, advocated neutrality.†   (source)
  • Each session, just one person does all the talking, the Professor of Philosophy, and he talks and talks and talks to faces that have turned into masks of neutrality.†   (source)
  • Genet was still stirring up trouble, but then, to Adams, Genet was a fool whose head had been turned by too much popular attention, and there was far more harmony over the issue of neutrality than Adams had expected.†   (source)
  • But on April 22 in Philadelphia, before Genet arrived, Washington issued a Proclamation of Neutrality, a decision Adams had no part in but affirmed what he had long said about keeping free from the affairs ofEurope.†   (source)
  • "So ...Drath," Tyler said neutrally.†   (source)
  • But the strongest lines, those underscoring his determination to maintain American neutrality, were delivered directly for the benefit of Congress and the foreign diplomats present, not to say the opposition press.†   (source)
  • "Oh, yes," Mrs. Cranshaw said, with the most perfect note of neutrality that descended past condescension and straight to contempt.†   (source)
  • I think to christen my place Peacefield, in commemoration of the peace which I assisted in making in 1783, of the thirteen years peace and neutrality which I have contributed to preserve, and of the constant peace and tranquility which I have enjoyed in this residence.†   (source)
  • He instantly knew the general outline of their territory in the galaxy and, as he probed a bit more, their strategic relationship, competitive neutrality, with the Glatun.†   (source)
  • But as an old realist, and one who had read more of history and experienced more of it than any of those in his audience, he also knew how extremely difficult, if not impossible, neutrality would be to achieve and maintain in a world at war.†   (source)
  • Will you settle for neutrality?†   (source)
  • Long a man of decided temperament, Adams was as determined as he had ever been to maintain the policy of neutrality established by Washington, while refusing to submit to any indignities or to sacrifice American honor—he was determined, in essence, to fulfill his own inaugural promises.†   (source)
  • Essentially, this pod is a sealed, energy-neutral environment.†   (source)
  • His tone had been neutral the day before, but now he sounded worried.†   (source)
  • "I saw you talking to Randy," I said, trying to keep my voice neutral.†   (source)
  • The Swiss Guard chopper churned in neutral as Langdon and Vittoria approached.†   (source)
  • Keeping her face neutral, she said simply: "Oh?"†   (source)
  • "Are you the letumosis victim?" one asked in a neutral voice, holding up an ID scanner.†   (source)
  • I asked, trying to sound as neutral as possible.†   (source)
  • "They're both out there," he says, and though his voice is neutral, I can tell he doesn't approve.†   (source)
  • Her eyes were gray and neutral, her lips slightly open as she stared straight-on at the camera.†   (source)
  • He coasted down and turned into Susan Marie's drive with Abel's truck still in neutral.†   (source)
  • "If the gun is gone," I said, voice calm and neutral, "I won't just break your legs."†   (source)
  • Although her lips were set in a grim line, her voice, when she spoke, was carefully neutral.†   (source)
  • "I—er, I guess," I said, careful to keep my face neutral.†   (source)
  • "Look at all this," he said finally, doing his best to keep the conversation neutral.†   (source)
  • She looked at Shay for support, but her friend's expression was carefully neutral.†   (source)
  • After this we adopted the more neutral signal, "fifteen."†   (source)
  • After a few neutral questions — "Want a coffee?†   (source)
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