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 Meanings and Examples of BLUNDER
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blunder
 n.  serious mistake typically caused by ignorance or confusion
Classic Sentence: (59 in 4 pages)
1  He saw his blunder before she could take it up: she wanted sympathy, not consolation.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
2  She had somehow made a blunder.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
3  In another plate, the prodigious blunder is made of representing the whale with perpendicular flukes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
4  Notwithstanding the Hurons were necessarily ignorant of the little channels among the eddies and rapids of the stream, they knew the common signs of such a navigation too well to commit any material blunder.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
5  The big eyes told Tom his blunder and he stopped, confused.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
6  He made several efforts to creep out of his scrape, but the old man's eye was upon him and he made blunder after blunder.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
7  A frightened look in Becky's face brought Tom to his senses and he saw that he had made a blunder.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
8  Did an opinion chance to be expressed concerning billiards, on that subject too he was at least able to avoid committing a blunder.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I
9  Mack loses a whole army, the Archduke Ferdinand and the Archduke Karl give no signs of life and make blunder after blunder.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
10  But when they had marched for about an hour in the dense fog, the greater part of the men had to halt and an unpleasant consciousness of some dislocation and blunder spread through the ranks.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XIV
11  Mr. Bhaer stood by, watching her blush and blunder, and as he watched, his own bewilderment seemed to subside, for he was beginning to see that on some occasions, women, like dreams, go by contraries.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
12  Perceiving myself in a blunder, I attempted to correct it.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
13  The despairing way in which my mother and I look at each other, as I blunder on, is truly melancholy.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
14  But, probably from the mental fatigue he was beginning to feel, he made a blunder in speaking of the trial, and this blunder he recalled several times with vexation.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 6
15  He had committed his first blunder, by falling into the ambush of the bench by the Gladiator.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IX—ECLIPSE
Example Sentence:
1  Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
2  I think he made a tactical blunder by announcing it so far ahead of time.
3  I fear lest we commit an inexcusable blunder.
4  He said that the tax was a major political blunder.
5  The criminal's fatal blunder led to his capture.
6  Instead, Mr Blomkamp's ramshackle film doesn't quite focus on anything, but blunders around from one gory shoot-out to the next without stopping to say anything coherent about robotics, law enforcement, South Africa or anything else.
7  Success covers a multitude of blunders.
8  She blundered when she added up the bill.
9  He blundered about in the dark, feeling for the light switch.
10  Police blundered by not releasing more details about the case to focus public interest.
11  He had innocently blundered into a private dispute.