“We are going through a period of transition,” he told me blandly in accentless English.
A blandly written, barely acted sitcom about high schoolers but geared toward adolescents?
"Now, you know better than that, Harran," remonstrated S. Behrman blandly.
"I was just interviewing the Prince," explained Dan, blandly.
Commonly, as a chief Hanway manager, he lay as blandly close and noncommittal as a clam.
"I have not done much, but I have accomplished something," said he, blandly.
He made no answer, and Roy continued, blandly confidential still.
"Morlache would be quite content with your word," said Jekyl, blandly.
Im sorry to see that poor Andover is dead, said the Canon, blandly.
"It does me good even to witness the pleasure it yields," said Upton, blandly.
1660s, from Italian blando "delicate," or Old French bland "flattering, complimentary," both from Latin blandus "smooth-talking, flattering, alluring," perhaps from PIE *mlad-, nasalized variant of *meld-, extended form of root *mel- (see melt). Related: Blandly; blandness. Latin also had blandiloquentulus "flattering in speech," which might have yielded a useful English *blandiloquent.