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Bloodlessly

Bloodless \Blood"less\, a. [AS. bl[=o]dle['a]s.]

  1. Destitute of blood, or apparently so; as, bloodless cheeks; lifeless; dead.

    The bloodless carcass of my Hector sold.
    --Dryden.

  2. Not attended with shedding of blood, or slaughter; as, a bloodless victory.
    --Froude.

  3. Without spirit or activity.

    Thou bloodless remnant of that royal blood !
    --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- Blood"less*ly, adv. -- Blood"less*ness, n.

WordNet

bloodlessly

adv. in a bloodless manner; without shedding blood; "the coup disposed of the dictator bloodlessly" [syn: without bloodshed] [ant: bloodily]

Wiktionary

bloodlessly

adv. In a bloodless manner.

Usage examples of "bloodlessly".

They extended from within the bowels of the data-processing unit—from which the cover plate had been removed—and into the man's bare torso below his rib cage, melding bloodlessly with the flesh.

The thing shot straight to one of the secretaries and bloodlessly pierced the back of her head.

In his mind he could see himself in that wretched condition gleaming mercurial eyes, a wormlike probe bursting bloodlessly from his forehead to seek obscene conjugation with the computer.

They extended from within the bowels of the data-processing unit-from which the cover plate had been removed-and into the man's bare torso below his rib cage, melding bloodlessly with the flesh.

His voice changed, subtly, into a tone of sarcasm so light it stabbed bloodlessly.

I might kill him with the sword-but I couldn't defeat him bloodlessly.

They bloodlessly erased His solitary arm, then His armored torso and throat, until all that remained was His bearded head, floating disembodied in space as It screamed obscenities at the heavens.

They bloodlessly erased His solitary arm, then His armored torso and throat, until all that remained was His bearded head,.

Within two Standard Days, the Effer'wyckean capital of Luculent was bloodlessly occupied by the League with parades and celebrations of great pomp and ceremony.