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bland
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
lacking stimulating characteristics — especially in the flavor of food
  • Dan let the new headmaster maul the fingers of his right hand; Dan looked into the pretty-blonde blandness of Sam's vacant, detached smile.
    p. 325.4
  • His role in Hurd's Church was usually that of a bland master of ceremonies, for he rarely delivered a sermon himself; he introduced one guest preacher after another, each one more flamboyant or controversial than himself.
    p. 119.3
  • Canon Mackie is a tall, stooped, bland-faced man, so plainly ugly that his ungainly size is unthreatening—and so plainly decent that even his stubbornness of mind is not generally offensive.
    p. 228.4
  • We left scarcely any marks on Mary Magdalene's ground-length robe, on her bland, snowy face, or on her open hands—outstretched in apparent supplication.
    p. 275.9

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