“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.
"Suppose you mind your own business," suggested O'Sullivan, blandly.
Commonly, as a chief Hanway manager, he lay as blandly close and noncommittal as a clam.
At any rate, he blandly ignored it, as he turned to address Carrington.
He made no answer, and Roy continued, blandly confidential still.
“I surely could not have said so, as I am not cognisant of the fact,” answered Munebrega blandly.
Im sorry to see that poor Andover is dead, said the Canon, blandly.
"I was just interviewing the Prince," explained Dan, 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.