Blindly we ran through the gloom, blundering
against boulders, forcing our way through gorse bushes, panting up hills and rushing down slopes, heading always in the direction whence those dreadful sounds had come.
The unfortunate delay can be apportioned between a blundering
pilot and an intrusive sandbank.
Outside it, in the scene of his actual life, he moved with a growing sense of unreality and insufficiency, blundering
against familiar prejudices and traditional points of view as an absent-minded man goes on bumping into the furniture of his own room.
The other, after a conscientious effort to build a terrestrial paradise out of the same materials, with the addition of a "grave and stately stork," spoils it all by blundering
upon the ghastly truth at the last.
I supposed that for some reason or other -- and Heaven knows what ingenuity men exercise to torment themselves -- Dirk had got it into his head that his wife cared for Strickland, and with his genius for blundering
he might quite well have offended her so that, to anger him, perhaps, she had taken pains to foster his suspicion.
She had reached the point of blundering
, and she comprehended with terror that she was saying what she ought not to have said.
Some have felt that these blundering
lives are due to the inconvenient indefiniteness with which the Supreme Power has fashioned the natures of women: if there were one level of feminine incompetence as strict as the ability to count three and no more, the social lot of women might be treated with scientific certitude.
if I'd known what mischief I was doing to that mighty delicate machine of mine, you wouldn't have caught me reading by firelight, or studying with a glare of sunshine on my book," said Mac, peering solemnly at a magnified eye-ball; then, pushing it away, he added indignantly, "Why isn't a fellow taught all about his works, and how to manage 'em, and not left to go blundering into all sorts of worries?
Few of them are able, and so we all go blundering, as you say.
From the blank darkness outside came in, through the aperture that served for a window, all the ever unfamiliar noises of night in the wilderness--the long nameless note of a distant coyote; the stilly pulsing thrill of tireless insects in trees; strange cries of night birds, so different from those of the birds of day; the drone of great blundering
beetles, and all that mysterious chorus of small sounds that seem always to have been but half heard when they have suddenly ceased, as if conscious of an indiscretion.
But now in prison, /in freedom/, he thought over and criticised all his actions again and by no means found them so blundering
and so grotesque as they had seemed at the fatal time.
For this reason, blundering
sinners need never fear to approach God for forgiveness.
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