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bland
used in The Sound and the Fury

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Definition
lacking stimulating characteristics — especially in the flavor of food
  • They set it in the water and a moment later Bland came out, with the sculls.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (15% in)
  • Shreve said he always had Are you going tolook after Benjy and Father The less you say aboutBenjy and Father the better when have you everconsidered them Caddy Promise You needn'tworry about them you're getting outin good shape Promise I'm sick you'll have topromise wondered who invented that joke but then he always had considered Mrs Bland a remarkably preserved woman he said she was groomingGerald to seduce a duchess sometime.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (31% in)
  • Mrs Bland said.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (66% in)
  • I didn't remember how many chins Mrs Bland had, either.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (66% in)
  • "Gerald," Mrs Bland said.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (66% in)
  • "You,Gerald," Mrs Bland said.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (66% in)
  • Mrs Bland was talking to them.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (70% in)
  • "Quentin Compson," Mrs Bland said.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (70% in)
  • "Nonsense," Mrs Bland said, but her voice sort of died away and she stared at me for a moment,and the girls drew their breaths in withasoft concerted sound.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (70% in)
  • "Fiddlesticks,"Mrs Bland said briskly.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (70% in)
  • "Now, Quentin,you tell me what all this foolishness is about," Mrs Bland said.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (70% in)
  • "Hush up,Spoade,"Mrs Bland said.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (70% in)
  • Mrs Bland said so.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (71% in)
  • Butstill I couldn't stop it and then I knew that if I tried too hard to stop it I'd be crying and I thoughtabout how I'd thought about I could notbe a virgin, with so many of them walkingalong in the shadows and whisperingwith their soft girlvoices lingeringin the shadowy places and the words comingout and perfume and eyes you could feel not see, but if it was that simple to do it wouldn't be anythingandif it wasn't anything, what was I and then Mrs Bland said, "Quentin?
    2 — June 2, 1910 (71% in)
  • What did Mrs Bland say?
    2 — June 2, 1910 (85% in)
  • If you cant be a Bland, the nextbest thingis to commit adultery with one or get drunk and fight him, as the case may be.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (86% in)
  • Tell Mrs Bland I'm sorry I spoiledher party.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (88% in)
  • And then Spoade said they were goingsomewhere, would not be back until late, and Mrs Bland would need another cavalier.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (92% in)
  • Then I laid it face upon the table and took Mrs Bland's letter and tore it across and dropped the pieces into the waste basket and took offmy coat, vest, collar, tie and shirt.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (92% in)
  • He met her gaze blandly, innocent and open.
    4 — April 8, 1928 (14% in)

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