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dumb

lacking the power to speak, either because of defects in the vocal organs or because of hereditary deafness; mute

dumb

Passive. Not performing any business processing. See dumb network and dumb terminal.
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She looked dumbly at the big fella white master, her eyes large with fright; nor did the trembling of her body cease for a long time after he had made her lie down.
Michael alone made no sound, suffering dumbly in the bedlam of misery.
The captain could not control them, but McCoy's gentle presence seemed to rebuke and calm them, and the muttering and cursing died away, until the full crew, save here and there an anxious face directed at the captain, yearned dumbly toward the green clad peaks and beetling coast of Pitcairn.
They sat dumbly acquiescent, with the exception of Dr.
There was an evil light in his eyes; his silence was the brute silence that threatens dumbly.
Her head drooped; she made no reply; she waited, dumbly obedient to the firmer will than her own.
She struggled dumbly between them, they did not know why, soundless and ghastly, till she sank exhausted on a couch.
Then he fell to dumbly playing, without striking the notes, while his little pupil was taken to an open window for air, and was otherwise petted and restored.
This went on for a few minutes, and the whole time I stood there dumbly thinking, Wait, there was a championship?
The UK dumbly believes we are saving the planet by destroying vast areas of it while larger countries carry on polluting it.
To make things even more ridiculous, those who impose the sanctions, the EU and the US, demand of third countries, such as Macedonia, to stand in line with the obedient and implement them and dumbly watch how the sanctions are violated by certain countries.