mildness

Definitions

  • Very mild Gentleman
    Very mild Gentleman
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mildness mercifulness as a consequence of being lenient or tolerant
    • n mildness acting in a manner that is gentle and mild and even-tempered "his fingers have learned gentleness","suddenly her gigantic power melted into softness for the baby","even in the pulpit there are moments when mildness of manner is not enough"
    • n mildness good weather with comfortable temperatures
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Experiments conducted in Germany and at the University of Southampton in England show that even mild and incidental noises cause the pupils of the eyes to dilate. It is believed that this is why surgeons, watchmakers, and others who perform delicate manual operations are so bothered by noise. The sounds cause their pupils to change focus and blur their vision.
    • n Mildness The quality or state of being mild; as, mildness of temper; the mildness of the winter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mildness The state or quality of being mild, in any sense of that word; gentleness of disposition, manner, action, or effect; moderateness of quality or character; placidity; softness; yieldingness.
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Quotations

  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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    “Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.”
  • John Donne
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    “As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no.”
  • Brother Lawrence
    Brother Lawrence
    “We must do our business faithfully, without trouble or disquiet, recalling our mind to God mildly, and with tranquility, as often as we find it wandering from him.”

Usage

In literature:

The climate is mild, healthful and vigorous, inclining to much outdoor life the year around.
"A Review of the Resources and Industries of the State of Washington, 1909" by Ithamar Howell
A Brahmana should ever be mild.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
A person should speak and spit before the king only mildly.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
We managed things by mild indirections, by absurd circumlocutions.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
He did not fit in a gentler generation, and a mild life had no charm for him.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
That night the wind shifted to the south and brought in a mild spell of weather.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
The day was clear and curiously soft for the season, even on the Marsh where the winters are usually mild.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
On the contrary, the silence and gloom were somewhat unusual, considering the mildness which prevailed.
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
She had a nice, plaintive face, and spoke in a mild, deprecating voice.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
And even my mildness, as my crime, accuse.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume 5 (of 18)" by John Dryden
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In poetry:

And now comes forth the next good shield,
With a sun dispelling the mirk;
And that by Asbiorn Milde is borne;
He sets the knights’ backs at work.
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
I love thee: thou art calm and strong;
Firm in the right, mild to the wrong;
Thy heart, in every raging throng,
A chamber shut for prayer and song.
"To Aurelio Saffi" by George MacDonald
O! twain in spirit, we shall know
Thy like no more, so fierce, so mild,
One breast shorn clean to rest the bow,
One milk-full for thy warrior child.
"Quatrains" by Charles Hamilton Musgrove
The sun's now setting in the west—
Mild are his beams on hill and plain;
No sound is heard save Killoch burn,
Deep murm'ring down its woody glen.
"All hail! ye dear romantic scenes" by Robert Tannahill
Unto our Maker praises sing,
Who gave to us so mild a king,
And saved us from the deadly sting,
Tho' we offend;
To us no foe can danger bring,
If he defend.
"The Praise Of B----" by Susannah Hawkins
Heard it in dreams, an angel voice
Soft as the zephyr's tone?
The yearning of a Mother mild
To clasp once more her three months' child
But a few days her own?
"Richard Ely Collins," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney

In news:

Organic Valley Mild Shredded Cheddar Cheese .
Mild yellow onion 2 oz.
While the peppers have a mild spice, the filling is flavorful and kid-friendly.
Most cases are usually mild.
I love it best on the grill and when it's fishy flavor is mild, not overwhelming.
WESTFIELD — Western New York has enjoyed quite a mild winter so far this winter.
Three plump meatballs in a pool of fire-engine-red tomato sauce were light and mild, just begging to be served alongside spaghetti ($6).
Still tweaking routine to highlight mild contempt for blacks, Hispanics, and hippies.
With momentum created by a mild winter, Chautauqua County second quarter housing sales increased.
Mild winter aiding Finley finances.
Jesus Flores has 'mild' hamstring strain, not headed to disabled list.
10 Wild (and Occasionally Mild) Business Predictions for 2012.
Middle East home to mild but exotic oregano species.
Native North Americans used passionflower primarily as a mild sedative.
29 Monday: Sunny and mild.
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In science:

The theorem provides, in part, that under mild conditions on µ (finite first logarithmic moment), the rates of exponential growth of the eigenvalues of the product are almost everywhere constant.
Thin triangles and a multiplicative ergodic theorem for Teichm\"uller geometry
The triangle comparison property from the previous section is used to argue that most sample paths are well-approximated by Teichm¨uller geodesics, under mild assumptions given below.
Thin triangles and a multiplicative ergodic theorem for Teichm\"uller geometry
Kaimanovich and Masur have showed that under mild conditions on the measure µ (see below), almost every sample path {yn} of (Y , Γ, µ) converges to a uniquely ergodic foliation—call it F —on the boundary of Teichm¨uller space.
Thin triangles and a multiplicative ergodic theorem for Teichm\"uller geometry
The discussion above suggests that the fitting formula by ST02 works well when the barrier is not too complicated (i.e. only mildly nonlinear).
On Random Walks with a General Moving Barrier
We also introduce a novel w-adjusting heuristic which, even though it does not always lead to a Markov chain, is still guaranteed to converge to the uniform distribution under relatively mild conditions.
A study of the edge-switching Markov-chain method for the generation of random graphs
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