Mr. Kipling would have found no copy for the mildest of plain tales.
"Augustus, sir," replied the steward, in the mildest of tones.
Even if regarded in its mildest and least mischievous aspect, it can be nothing less than obtaining money under false pretences.
The General is a spendthrift, or, to put it in the mildest terms, a bad financier.
"Pert" was the mildest term to which Hal reduced his characterization of Miss Pierce, by the time the one-step ended.
That is probably the mildest degree in the scale of unpleasantness.
Very hard indeed it seemed to him—to proud Geoff, who had never yet taken in good part his mother's mildest reprimands.
Perhaps we may be pardoned the reproduction of one of the mildest of these naughtinesses.
At a hard gallop, Mr. M— (with the mildest and steadiest air and with perfect safety) took us right across country.
It had happened within seconds; the fifth prowler attack that night and the mildest.
Old English milde "gentle, merciful," from Proto-Germanic *milthjaz- (cf. Old Norse mildr, Old Saxon mildi, Old Frisian milde, Middle Dutch milde, Dutch mild, Old High German milti, German milde "mild," Gothic mildiþa "kindness"), from PIE *meldh-, from root *mel- "soft," with derivatives referring to soft or softened materials (cf. Greek malthon "weakling," myle "mill;" Latin molere "to grind;" Old Irish meldach "tender;" Sanskrit mrdh "to neglect," also "to be moist"). Originally of persons and powers; of the weather from c.1400, of disease from 1744. Also in Old English as an adverb, "mercifully, graciously."