Piombo rubbed his hands violently,--with him the surest symptom of joy; he had taken to this habit at court when he saw Napoleon becoming angry with those of his generals and ministers who served him ill or committed blunders
The government which had stood so long that men were used to it, as they are used to a hereditary despotism, had begun to be accused Of blunders
and even of financial abuses.
As long as it was only the left drawer instead of the right, and red ink instead of black, I thought it must be the chance blunders
of a forger, as you say.
Critics forgave the blunders
of the piece for the sake of its principal character.
And the prince began explaining all the blunders
which, according to him, Bonaparte had made in his campaigns and even in politics.
At least he might have found relief in raging at his stupidity, as he had raged at the grotesque blunders
that had brought him to prison.
She might make the unfortunate blunder
of taking you seriously.
I worried over that heedless blunder
for an hour, and called myself a great many hard names, meantime.
He made several efforts to creep out of his scrape, but the old man's eye was upon him and he made blunder
A great topographical blunder
occurred here in former editions.
I don't know what to say to that," said Sancho, "unless that the historian made a mistake, or perhaps it might be a blunder
of the printer's.
So the duke had more than enough to think about; accordingly he fared at chess as he had fared at tennis; he made blunder
and the officer with whom he played found him easy game.
He walks the poop darting gloomy glances, as though he wished to poison the sea, and snaps your head off savagely whenever you happen to blunder
Because it irritates me to see a clever man blunder
The adventure was like a blunder
that one had committed at a party so horrible that one felt nothing could be done to excuse it: the only remedy was to forget.