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Word: blunt

Definition: having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt


Sentences Containing 'blunt'

Except on the crown, which was raggedly bald, he had stiff, black hair, standing jaggedly all over it, and growing down hill almost to his broad, blunt nose.
I should therefore advise the student to try the blunt ended round brushes first, as they give a much more even touch, and one much more suited to painting in planes of tone.
The blunt ended form is the best for general use.
It is no honest and blunt tu whit tu who of the poets, but, without jesting, a most solemn graveyard ditty, the mutual consolations of suicide lovers remembering the pangs and the delights of supernal love in the infernal groves.
``Here, excellency,''said Peppino, offering him a little blunt knife and a boxwood fork.
Several different expedients, however, may be fallen upon, which will effectually blunt the edge of all those incitements to diligence.
The head had been beaten in by repeated blows of some heavy and blunt weapon.
In the surgeon's deposition it was stated that the posterior third of the left parietal bone and the left half of the occipital bone had been shattered by a heavy blow from a blunt weapon.
"Is a tall man, left-handed, limps with the right leg, wears thick-soled shooting-boots and a grey cloak, smokes Indian cigars, uses a cigar-holder, and carries a blunt pen-knife in his pocket.
The tip had been cut off, not bitten off, but the cut was not a clean one, so I deduced a blunt pen-knife."
It increased my sufferings greatly to see the pats she gave him for punishment on the bridge of his blunt nose, while he winked his eyes, and licked her hand, and still growled within himself like a little double-bass.
As soon as they got into order they divided into two parties, performed mock skirmishes, discharged blunt arrows, drew their swords, fled and pursued, attacked and retired, and in short discovered the best military discipline I ever beheld.
By conversing with the _Houyhnhnms_, and looking upon them with delight, I fell to imitate their gait and gesture, which is now grown into a habit; and my friends often tell me, in a blunt way, “that I trot like a horse;” which, however, I take for a great compliment.

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