One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Patients admitted to Yaba found it difficult to be released from the asylum, where the staff aimed at reducing patients to harmlessness rather than nursing them to mental health.’
- ‘The task of the forensic entomologist in cases of phobia is primarily to confirm that there is an insect involved, and to reassure sufferers about the harmlessness of the insects.’
- ‘But in the buzzing reality of daily life, bees collect from hundreds of types of plants, so whatever toxins they pick up are diluted to the point of harmlessness.’
- ‘A lot of churches seem to make it their main job to assert their own harmlessness, advertising a ‘safe, accepting environment’.’
- ‘Interestingly, the premise that marijuana is harmless because it's just a plant could also be used to explain the harmlessness of cocaine and heroin.’
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