The time at which the flowers expand depends, as with all the early catkin-bearers, on the mildness of the season.
But it would have been a great mistake to mistake his mildness for softness.
The close of November was marked by a succession of strong east winds, and a mildness of temperature, rare at this season.
The disease is, for all its mildness, one of the most obstinate known.
"This mildness will bring another change afore long," remarked Jack.
There is a coolness amid all the heat, a mildness in the blazing noon.
I am preferably a man of mildness, but now and then I find myself in the middle of extremities.
One of the reasons for my mildness in public is that I have to be mild at home.
We love his mildness; we admire his mental possessions, his broad sympathies.
mildness which has never been put to the proof, is often only counterfeit.
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."