Ponsoldt wanted to ensure the teen sex in his film was neither glorified nor tame.
Attention all other religions, your hell is a tame paradise compared to the dark, bloody underworld of Buddhism.
If not addressed, all of this might make the Middle East or even Iran look like tame matters.
He left the crowd with a Greek aphorism—“to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.”
“America counted on President Obama to rescue the economy, tame the deficit, and help create jobs,” Romney said.
Thus have the influences of our institutions begun to tame and change the savages of the western wilderness.
A tame egret ruffled her white plumes at the Princess's shoulder.
It seems a tame ending that villainy should get off unpunished.
Reminds me of a cat'mount I tried to tame once, only he's twice as ugly.
It is chiefly known as a tame animal, and its occurrence in the wild state has been doubted.
Old English tom, tam "domesticated, docile," from Proto-Germanic *tamaz (cf. Old Norse tamr, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch tam, Old High German zam, German zahm "tame," Gothic tamjan "to tame"), from PIE *deme- "to constrain, to force, to break (horses)" (cf. Sanskrit damayati "tames;" Persian dam "a tame animal;" Greek daman "to tame, subdue," dmetos "tame;" Latin domare "to tame, subdue;" Old Irish damnaim "I tie up, fasten, I tame, subdue"). Possible ulterior connection with PIE *dem- "house, household" (see domestic). Meaning "spiritless, weak, dull" is recorded from c.1600.
early Middle English teme, from Old English temian "make tame" (see tame (adj.)); form altered 14c. by influence of the adjective. Related: Tamed; taming.