blunted


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made dull or blunt

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Knights-errant knew and ought to know everything, Sancho," said Don Quixote; "for there were knights-errant in former times as well qualified to deliver a sermon or discourse in the middle of an encampment, as if they had graduated in the University of Paris; whereby we may see that the lance has never blunted the pen, nor the pen the lance.
Only I soon found out why my harpoon had not entered its skin and was blunted.
To Caderousse's great astonishment, the knife, instead of piercing the count's breast, flew back blunted.
thou hast done thy worst, and now thou standest before me resting thy hand on thy blunted blade.
All I ever saw, besides the articles just alluded to, were the six muskets preserved in the Ti, and three or four similar implements of warfare hung up in other houses; some small canvas bags, partly filled with bullets and powder, and half a dozen old hatchet-heads, with the edges blunted and battered to such a degree as to render them utterly worthless.
She would not voluntarily give unnecessary pain to any one, and though I may deceive myself, I cannot but think that for me, for my feelings, she would-- Hers are faults of principle, Fanny; of blunted delicacy and a corrupted, vitiated mind.
He is a marvel of depth and tenacity, the two only things against which intelligence and ardor are blunted.
That's why he nearly blunted my claws," said the Lion.
The growing remoteness of old age, though it had not diminished her curiosity about her neighbours, had blunted her never very lively compassion for their troubles; and she seemed to have no difficulty in putting the Beaufort disaster out of her mind.
He has blunted the blade of his penknife and broken the point off by sticking that instrument into his desk in every direction.