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01. The car was almost totally destroyed in the accident, but luckily none of the passengers was seriously [harmed].
02. There is a message on cigarette packages which warns that if a pregnant mother smokes, it can [harm] the baby.
03. Drinking alcohol can be very [harmful] to the unborn child.
04. Scientists originally claimed that Agent Orange, a chemical used to kill plants, was [harmless] for people, but now we know that it causes cancer.
05. The hijackers have not [harmed] any of the hostages, and seem willing to wait for the government to get its negotiators in place.
06. The child was completely [unharmed] in the accident, thanks to his seatbelt.
07. People used to think that cell phones were [harmless], but now we are hearing that they may be bad for your health if used too often.
08. Our dog looks quite fierce, but he would never [harm] anyone.
09. The Greek physician Hippocrates once said that one should make a habit of two things: to help or at least to do no [harm].
10. There is a Sanskrit proverb which holds that you sometimes forget the [harm] that was done to you, but never the [harm] you have done to others.
11. A squirrel can fall over 100 feet and remain [unharmed] because they use their tails as parachutes to help slow their descent.
12. The largest fish in the world is the whale shark, which is actually [harmless] because they eat only tiny plankton.
13. Drinking a little alcohol is really quite [harmless]. In fact, some studies have suggested it can even be good for your health.
14. Most snakes living near water are [harmless], though most will bite if cornered.

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