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Word: blunder

Definition: error; stupid mistake


Sentences Containing 'blunder'

After its first blunder-born discovery by a Dutchman, all other ships long shunned those shores as pestiferously barbarous; but the whale-ship touched there.
Certainly no nation that lived simply in all respects, that is, no nation of philosophers, would commit so great a blunder as to use the labor of animals.
Due to a serious blunder on the part of the Soviets, some of this traffic was vulnerable to cryptanalysis.
Fifty years later, baseball writer Joe Falls recalled Hostetler's blunder in a column in the Detroit News, writing: "If anyone symbolized the futility of wartime baseball —both in Detroit and America — it was outfielder Chuck Hostetler of the Tigers, the man who fell on his face in the 1945 World Series."
Game 6 is also remembered for Chuck Hostetler's baserunning blunder.
In another plate, the prodigious blunder is made of representing the whale with perpendicular flukes.
In every threat and in every compliment there was a blunder; for they thought that my chief desire was to stand the other side of that stone wall.
On November 30, 2007, in what is now considered the critical blunder of his campaign, he stated that he would rather support Mikheil Saakashvili in the case of a second-round run-off against the oligarch Badri Patarkatsishvili.
The despairing way in which my mother and I look at each other, as I blunder on, is truly melancholy.
The scholar in me is not surprised when our leaders blunder, although the pundit in me is dismayed when they do.
The uprising at Ashbourne was not seen favourably at the time with the Meath Chronicle calling it a "tragic blunder".
This, by what the OED calls a "strange blunder", derived the word from the Latin "aura" as a diminutive, and also defined it as meaning a halo or glory covering the whole body, whilst saying that "nimbus" referred only to a halo round the head.
When it is intended to carry the meaning of "therefore", it is often used to explain one's blunder/negative consequences.

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