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unobtrusive
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
fitting in so as not to attract much attention or disturb
  • Mr. Tulliver felt very much as if the air had been cleared of obtrusive flies now the women were out of the room.
    1.7 — Book 1 Chapter 7 — Enter the Aunts and Uncles (96% in)
  • Playful discussions—sometimes serious ones—were going forward, in which both Stephen and Maggie revealed themselves, to the admiration of the gentle, unobtrusive Lucy; and it more than once crossed her mind what a charming quartet they should have through life when Maggie married Philip.
    6.6 — Book 6 Chapter 6 — Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (35% in)

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