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Word: innocuous

Definition: harmless


Sentences Containing 'innocuous'

An allergic reaction to certain otherwise innocuous substances - allergens, typically dust and mold spores (e.g. Aspergillus spp.).
At first, the songs are innocuous: Xander and Anya say they argued, sang, and danced about "Monkey Trouble"; Willow and Tara shared a duet about dinner.
For example, very young children are generally not expected to mediate their internal thoughts and feelings when communicating in the same way that an older child or adolescent would be reasonably expected to – this ubiquitous phenomenon is evident when a child’s “brutally honest” observation or candid remark is deemed innocuous, or even endearing or cute (e.g. “Teacher, my mommy said your head looks like an old potato, but it’s more like a turnip, huh?”); yet if an adolescent or adult displayed the same degree of frankness or inconsideration for the feelings of others, it would likely be deemed inappropriate or offensive.
He said that initial reports of blood spots, secret underground chambers, mysterious pits, and metal restraint shackles, were all innocuous or misidentified.
His first appearance was a relatively straight, innocuous character in "Martin" in 1977; however, he played a menacing biker called Blades in his next film "Dawn of the Dead" (1978), a role he reprised in zombie form with a cameo appearance in the 2005 continuation of the series, "Land of the Dead".
Once, in a letter to John Jay, Robert Morris spoke of an innocuous letter from "Timothy Jones" (Deane) and the "concealed beauties therein," noting "the cursory examinations of a sea captain would never discover them, but transferred from his hand to the penetrating eye of a Jay, the diamonds stand confessed at once."
The court noted that: "Against this superficially humorous backdrop, we must decide whether this seemingly innocuous business practice constitutes unlawful discrimination within the meaning of a county ordinance."
The psychic ingests it, blurts out the innocuous ingredients and discovers that she accidentally drank a truth serum.
This latex is poisonous in the Euphorbioideae, but innocuous in the Crotonoideae.
When the young Tobias is about to marry her, Asmodeus proposes the same fate for him, but Tobias is enabled, through the counsels of his attendant angel Raphael, to render him innocuous.
With the exception of the annoyance of feeling multiple itches and a potentially minuscule feeling of pain, it is an innocuous condition.

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