Attention all other religions, your hell is a tame paradise compared to the dark, bloody underworld of Buddhism.
Everywhere, sprinkler systems and contract workers with hoses are fighting to tame the arid desert into lush submission.
If not addressed, all of this might make the Middle East or even Iran look like tame matters.
One hundred and seventeen of their tame M.P.s introduced a bill to impeach her on 14 charges of alleged “misconduct.”
That's tame compared to the C-word and racism other Republicans have thrown on the social network.
Thus have the influences of our institutions begun to tame and change the savages of the western wilderness.
It was so tame that he used to lie down and place his head on its body as on a pillow.
It seems a tame ending that villainy should get off unpunished.
Eva thought this extremely poor and tame, beside her own lovely ideal.
It is chiefly known as a tame animal, and its occurrence in the wild state has been doubted.
Old English tom, tam "domesticated, docile," from Proto-Germanic *tamaz (cf. Old Norse tamr, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch tam, Old High German zam, German zahm "tame," Gothic tamjan "to tame"), from PIE *deme- "to constrain, to force, to break (horses)" (cf. Sanskrit damayati "tames;" Persian dam "a tame animal;" Greek daman "to tame, subdue," dmetos "tame;" Latin domare "to tame, subdue;" Old Irish damnaim "I tie up, fasten, I tame, subdue"). Possible ulterior connection with PIE *dem- "house, household" (see domestic). Meaning "spiritless, weak, dull" is recorded from c.1600.
early Middle English teme, from Old English temian "make tame" (see tame (adj.)); form altered 14c. by influence of the adjective. Related: Tamed; taming.