mild-mannered mild-mannered

Definition(s):

  • (adj) behaving in or having a mild or gentle manner

Usage(s):

  1. Stan Shih, a mild-mannered Taiwanese electrical engineer working on gadgets such as desktop calculators, saw a better way.
  2. The man responsible for the mania is Wayne Gould, 60, a mild-mannered New Zealand puzzle enthusiast, formerly a judge in the criminal courts of Hong Kong.
  3. It takes a lot to get mild-mannered Attorney General Alberto Gonzales hot under the collar.

News

  1. Things to do in Southwest Florida

    Broadway Palm's 'Funny Money' In this comedy, mild-mannered Henry Perkins accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase and discovers it's full of cash.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The News-Press

  2. Al Lewis: The Man of Steel and Ben Bernanke

    Superman and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are both mild-mannered. They are both calm, even in the face of global disasters. They are both sometimes said to be from other planets, reports Al Lewis.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Market Watch

  3. Lewis: Man of Steel vs. Ben Bernanke

    Superman and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are both mild-mannered. They are both calm, even in the face of global disasters.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Denver Post

Quotes

  1. "The inside of his heart was just a very kind heart and in professional sports you don't always find that," Madsen said. "He was a mild-mannered good guy."
    on Aug 23, 2007 By: Mark Madsen Source: USA Today

  2. "If you can't sit there and answer a question from a professional, mild-mannered, respectful reporter like Chris Wallace, then the hatred for journalists is showing," Ailes said in an interview with The Associated Press. "All journalists need...
    on Sep 27, 2006 By: Roger Ailes Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I don't know who this kid thinks he's playing with," Sauerbrun said of Martin Gramatica, "but I'm not the most mild-mannered guy. If he would have said the wrong thing to me, there's no telling what I might have done."
    on Mar 30, 2005 By: Todd Sauerbrun Source: TheNewsTribune.com

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