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[hurt-lis] /ˈhɜrt lɪs/
unhurt; uninjured.
harmless; innocuous.
Origin of hurtless
First recorded in 1350-1400, hurtless is from the Middle English word hurtles. See hurt, -less
Related forms
hurtlessly, adverb
hurtlessness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I have committed many foolish acts, but innocent and hurtless.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • Come, as you have played Despair with me I will play the part of Una with you and bring you hurtless from his dark cavern.

    Mathilda Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • When one is dead, stones strike the soft of one's throat and fall soft away, one is hurtless.

  • "Because I have drawn an oath from all dangerous and threatening things to leave Baldur hurtless," said Frigga.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • They had him stand in the Peace Stead and they brought against him all the things that had sworn to leave him hurtless.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Military exercises, when performed by two parties of cavaliers with hurtless weapons, were called tournaments.

  • The lances were hurtless, the points being either removed altogether, or covered with broad pieces of wood, called rockets.

  • These things (I hope) will not be so necessary for your use, as they are hurtless to know, and effectual where need requires.

    The Life of a Conspirator

    Thomas Longueville

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