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 Meanings and Examples of BLUNT
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blunt
 a.  having a dull edge or end; not sharp; lacking in feeling; insensitive
Classic Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
1  This malignant and terrible contortion, combined with the low forehead, blunt nose, and prognathous jaw gave the dead man a singularly simious and ape-like appearance, which was increased by his writhing, unnatural posture.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
2  Through the bars of the prison, through the sleep haze that deflected them, blunt arrows bruised her; of love, then of hate.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
3  The Black Knight thanked his deliverers with a dignity they had not observed in his former bearing, which hitherto had seemed rather that of a blunt bold soldier, than of a person of exalted rank.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
4  "No," said Eustacia, looking vaguely through the window at the fire, which just then so much engaged her mind that she did not resent her grandfather's blunt opinion.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 5 An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated
5  The head had been beaten in by repeated blows of some heavy and blunt weapon.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
6  The tip had been cut off, not bitten off, but the cut was not a clean one, so I deduced a blunt pen-knife.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
7  They have been cut off with a blunt instrument, which would hardly happen if a student had done it.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
8  He liked Jo, for her odd, blunt ways suited him, and she seemed to understand the boy almost as well as if she had been one herself.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
9  "No, I don't," was the blunt reply.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
10  I'll try not to, but I'm always possessed to burst out with some particularly blunt speech or revolutionary sentiment before her.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
11  We both bowed, and then we laughed, for the prim introduction and the blunt addition were rather a comical contrast.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
12  And though his questions were unpleasantly blunt, they seemed actuated by a friendly interest.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
13  His black shoes were blunt and not well polished.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
14  The blunt head of the column pushed.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
15  Topsy gave the short, blunt laugh that was her common mode of expressing incredulity.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  She is blunt about her personal life.
2  According to the police, his attackers beat him with a blunt instrument.
3  I hate to be blunt, Frankie, but she just didn't strike me as being very ladylike.
4  The victim suffered a blow to the head from a blunt instrument.
5  A blunt knife may be sharpened on a stone, but if a man is stupid there is no help for his stupidity.
6  The autopsy revealed that the deceased had been hit with a blunt instrument.
7  The blunt comment made Richard laugh in spite of himself.
8  Let me be quite blunt your work is appalling.
9  She is rather blunt in speech.
10  The mini-exams in English, science, and maths are a blunt instrument which will reveal little about children's abilities.
11  The blunt instrument obstinately refused to reveal itself and he doubted if there were any more revelations to be got out of anybody.
12  Public employee unions are demanding in blunt terms that Democrats make the tax code more progressive.
13  I suffered a blunt refusal when I called him.
14  Although he was blunt and gruff with most people, he was always gentle with children.
15  A cigar with a long, tapering body and blunt ends.