We ain't as mealy-mouthed and as p'lite and as smooth-tongued as the moderns.
Why are we so mealy-mouthed in denouncing these golden-idol men?
I s'pose you've been pumping that mealy-mouthed landlubber of a Dolph.
But the visual image in the masterly original Greek is not so mealy-mouthed.
He was not straitlaced, or mealy-mouthed, or overburthened with scruples.
The days of mealy-mouthed suavity had not yet come to the Faculty.
Howsever, when theyre a settled, Ill no be mealy-mouthed wi them.
He's mealy-mouthed with the woman, and mealy-mouthed with the man, and mealy-mouthed with everybody.
What's more, there was the mealy-mouthed Marvell to reckon with.
"Keep your mealy-mouthed compassion for yourself," he retorted, sneering.