Meaning: in a bland manner; "his blandly incompetent attempts"
From the first I had doubted him; he was so blandly plausible.
He was as courteous, as persuasive, as blandly dignified as ever.
There is a class of men in Bristol monstrously prejudiced against Blandly.
I got her through my old friend, Blandly, who has proved himself throughout the most surprising trump.
Blandly himself found the HISPANIOLA, and by the most admirable management got her for the merest trifle.
Postscript--I did not tell you that Blandly, who, by the way, is to send a consort after us if we don't turn up by the end of August, had found an admirable fellow for sailing master--a stiff man, which I regret, but in all other respects a treasure.
Look at him any time within the half hour before the curtain was up, he was a member of an eminent group--a rounded company of five or more whose stout figures, large white bosoms, and shining pins bespoke the character of their success. The gentlemen who brought their wives called him out to shake hands. Seats clicked, ushers bowed while he looked blandly on.