The time at which the flowers expand depends, as with all the early catkin-bearers, on the mildness of the season.
There is a coolness amid all the heat, a mildness in the blazing noon.
The close of November was marked by a succession of strong east winds, and a mildness of temperature, rare at this season.
One of the reasons for my mildness in public is that I have to be mild at home.
"This mildness will bring another change afore long," remarked Jack.
mildness which has never been put to the proof, is often only counterfeit.
I am preferably a man of mildness, but now and then I find myself in the middle of extremities.
I will learn how to treat you with the mildness that women need.
We love his mildness; we admire his mental possessions, his broad sympathies.
But it would have been a great mistake to mistake his mildness for softness.
Old English milde "gentle, merciful," from Proto-Germanic *milthjaz- (cf. Old Norse mildr, Old Saxon mildi, Old Frisian milde, Middle Dutch milde, Dutch mild, Old High German milti, German milde "mild," Gothic mildiþa "kindness"), from PIE *meldh-, from root *mel- "soft," with derivatives referring to soft or softened materials (cf. Greek malthon "weakling," myle "mill;" Latin molere "to grind;" Old Irish meldach "tender;" Sanskrit mrdh "to neglect," also "to be moist"). Originally of persons and powers; of the weather from c.1400, of disease from 1744. Also in Old English as an adverb, "mercifully, graciously."