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Word: blunder

Definition: error; stupid mistake


Sentences Containing 'blunder'

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.
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.
The despairing way in which my mother and I look at each other, as I blunder on, is truly melancholy.
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.
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.

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