- 1(Of a revolution or conflict) without violence or killing: a bloodless coupMore example sentences
- Nowhere is this link between the form and the content of bloodless revolution more recognizable than in Scott's Old Mortality.
- In three months of daily protests, except for a few instances of arson and the police murdering one protestor, the Black Power revolution was bloodless.
- But bloodless revolutions have been rather rare in Europe.
- 2(Of the skin) drained of colour: his bloodless lipsMore example sentences
- His purple eyes are dull, and his skin is as bloodless as a corpse's.
- And it was hard enough to think about her in the dream, what with her pale skin and bloodless face.
- Her hair was pure white, her skin was ivory white, and her lips were almost bloodless.
- 2.1(Of a person) cold or ruthless: a shrewd and bloodless Hollywood mogulMore example sentences
- Martha is a bloodless engineer in the kitchen, as well as a disciplinarian in the dining room.
- Until recently compilations of slave trade statistics have seemed to reduce one of the darkest episodes in world history into a set of abstract and bloodless figures.
- Oh, and that nuke strike may be the most bloodless terrorist attack in the history of film.
- 2.2Lacking in vitality; feeble: a bloodless chorusMore example sentences
- It was mechanical, lifeless, bloodless and monotonous, but the material was brilliant.
- In their universe all is bland, bloodless, bleached of character.
- Giving has an emotional component, after all, and most of the new charity sites still feel a bit bland and bloodless.
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- His key allies are now in place in the new Commons and the bloodlessly reshuffled government.
- ‘Things seem to be going as planned, however, not as bloodlessly as I would have liked, ’.
- The crushing of the Commune ended the dominance of French politics by the threat of Parisian uprisings that had begun in 1789, although the practice was revived, bloodlessly, in 1968.
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- An example of the authors' bloodlessness is their assertion that ‘Henry V's troops before the Battle of Agincourt were scared and concerned about the future’.
- Seen close, she's even more pale than she appeared under club lights two nights ago, and there's a bloodlessness to that pallor that I've never seen but have heard described.
- As the exhibition notes say, the drawing has ‘an air of sweetness, safety, bloodlessness.’