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Antonyms for harmlessly

in a harmless manner

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I have once or twice seen sudden changes of expression on her pinched lips, and heard sudden inflexions of tone in her calm voice, which have led me to suspect that her present state of suppression may have sealed up something dangerous in her nature, which used to evaporate harmlessly in the freedom of her former life.
But they rattled harmlessly off his steel buckler, while he laughed and minded them no more than if they had been hail-stones.
The bullet whizzed harmlessly by Meriem's head and an instant later she had disappeared into the foliage of the tree.
As I raised my long-sword to deal the creature its death thrust it halted in its charge and, as my sword cut harmlessly through the empty air, the great tail of the thing swept with the power of a grizzly's arm across the sward and carried me bodily from my feet to the ground.
So saying, he spurred his horse upon Little John, and rising in his stirrups smote with might and main, but Little John ducked quickly underneath the horse's belly and the blow whistled harmlessly over his head.
The fellow was charging with couched spear, but Carthoris leaped to one side, and as the great thoat and its rider hurtled harmlessly past him he swung his long-sword in a mighty cut that clove the green carcass in twain.
He aimed a mighty blow at the ape-man's head, a blow which swung harmlessly through thin air as Tarzan ducked from its path, and then the Arab felt the other's horse brushing his leg, a great arm shot out and encircled his waist, and before he could recover himself he was dragged from his saddle, and forming a shield for his antagonist was borne at a mad run straight through the encircling ranks of his fellows.
His revolver exploded harmlessly in the air, and then another hand wrenched it from him and hurled it far into the underbrush.
Quite as a matter of course he ducked, and the fist flew harmlessly past, pivoting the man who had driven it.
The crowd roared with delight as Sir Nigel would stoop his head to avoid a blow, or by some slight movement of his body allow some terrible thrust to glance harmlessly past him.
Amman, July 2 (BNA): Three missiles harmlessly landed near the Jaber border post on Jordan's northern border as Syrian air force jets targeted rebels inside Syrian territory.
Amman, July 1 (Petra) -- Three missiles landed harmlessly Saturday afternoon near the Jaber border post on Jordan's northern border as Syrian air force jets targeted rebels inside Syrian territory, according to a statement issued by the General Command Headquarters of the Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army.
Many a farmer has seen foxes running harmlessly through their flocks.
The belief appears to be among certain elements of the population that threats, bullying and obnoxious remarks peter out and dissipate into the ether, anonymously, harmlessly and without legal repercussion.