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bland
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

4 uses
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Definition
lacking stimulating characteristics — especially in the flavor of food
  • "It's no use, John Clay," said Holmes blandly.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (88% in)
  • The man who entered was a sturdy, middle-sized fellow, some thirty years of age, clean-shaven, and sallow-skinned, with a bland, insinuating manner, and a pair of wonderfully sharp and penetrating grey eyes.
    Adventure III — A Case of Identity (72% in)
  • "You will excuse me," said Holmes blandly, "but I could not help overhearing the questions which you put to the salesman just now.
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (73% in)
  • "Indeed, Doctor," said Holmes blandly.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (45% in)

There are no more uses of "bland" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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