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Blunt

1. Anthony. 1907--83, British art historian and Soviet spy
2. Wilfred Scawen. 1840--1922, British poet, traveller, and anti- imperialist
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I have had some hard blows in my time: they don't seem to have blunted my sense of feeling as I thought they had.
His nerves had become blunted, numb, while his mind was filled with weird visions and delicious dreams.
The soul of him was good, and yet it was twisted, and maimed, and blunted by the savagery of his life.
As it was, her delicate insight was dulled, her fine perception was blunted.
I know you of old for a ready scoundrel, but you never had a stout heart; and hard work, with (maybe) chains upon those legs of yours, and shorter food than when I "pinched" and "ground" you, has blunted your wits, or you would not come with such a tale as this to me.
John's river, some quartz crystals with their edges blunted from attrition, and mixed with gravel on the sea-beach.
And have we not a right to say in his defence, that the true lover of knowledge is always striving after being--that is his nature; he will not rest in the multiplicity of individuals which is an appearance only, but will go on--the keen edge will not be blunted, nor the force of his desire abate until he have attained the knowledge of the true nature of every essence by a sympathetic and kindred power in the soul, and by that power drawing near and mingling and becoming incorporate with very being, having begotten mind and truth, he will have knowledge and will live and grow truly, and then, and not till then, will he cease from his travail.
She had not been made sleepy, as Chris had; but the keen edge of her vitality had been blunted, and she was experiencing a sweet and pleasing lassitude.