But, with his blandest smile, Benjamin asked one of these formidable mercenaries whether Mr. Crookenden was within.
The latter met the stare with a look of the blandest serenity.
Matinsky has the blandest confidence in her judgment and discretion.
And it was all repeated to him in the blandest manner in the world.
The judge immediately interposed, with one of his blandest smiles, "We all know it, Sir Fletcher."
I bowed and returned in the blandest tone, "That is not known to you at any rate, Sir."
We found our sarcastic little skipper in the blandest and most urbane humour.
While they were making the arrangements, Algy came up in his blandest manner.
"Madame makes an excellent pleasantry," he said with a smile of the blandest.
We all think so,” said Haight, in his blandest manner, “Mr. Morgan especially.
1660s, from Italian blando "delicate," or Old French bland "flattering, complimentary," both from Latin blandus "smooth-talking, flattering, alluring," perhaps from PIE *mlad-, nasalized variant of *meld-, extended form of root *mel- (see melt). Related: Blandly; blandness. Latin also had blandiloquentulus "flattering in speech," which might have yielded a useful English *blandiloquent.