blunder out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blunder out utter impulsively "He blurted out the secret","He blundered his stupid ideas"
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Usage

In literature:

They had their work cut out, and blundered down from every quarter.
""Wee Tim'rous Beasties"" by Douglas English
Muttering, he blundered out of the bedroom, marched across the dining room and charged into the kitchen.
"Project Mastodon" by Clifford Donald Simak
He had blundered in, perhaps he might get out.
"Winning His Way" by Charles Carleton Coffin
John realized that he had so spoken purposely, trying to wipe out a new boy's first blunder.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Blunders and mistakes of all sorts might be set out, but it is not deemed advisable to pursue this matter any further.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
I think 'tis a blunder, and Fanny will find it out, likely enough.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
She was the door out of the mental trap into which his mind had blundered.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
He is not long in finding out his irreparable blunder.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
It was not till he must have been very hungry that he blundered out of the window, as he had doubtless blundered in.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
Joe and the crate blundered out of hearing, and Quentin looked cautiously round the water-butt.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
He had made, they said, a great blunder, and had found it out.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Sylvia, take this presumptuous and domineering devil out of me in time, lest I blunder as blindly after you are mine as I have before.
"Moods" by Louisa May Alcott
I blundered out something about Miss Jones, that she had no escort except me, and pressed into her room to find her.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
It is important for us to find out if we have blundered, if our plans have been disclosed.
"Ted Marsh on an Important Mission" by Elmer Sherwood
She heard him go blundering down the stairs and out into the street.
"Mummery" by Gilbert Cannan
I tell you, Bill, that for men trained to smelling things out, they're blunderers.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
He was afraid of getting into trouble, and as he had only blundered out of zeal, I let him off.
"The International Spy" by Allen Upward
The canalboat continued to go its blundering way, and scarcely a sound from out-of-doors reached the little boy's ears.
"The Corner House Girls Growing Up" by Grace Brooks Hill
ST. URSULA and the Eleven Thousand Virgins all created out of a blunder, i.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
All lights in the town were put out at eight-thirty, and we didn't want to go crawling and blundering about in the dark with our ambulance car.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
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In poetry:

In unexpected grooves of flight
A blundering bat swoops swiftly by;
From out a coppice drifts a bird's
Last plaintive melody.
"On Caragh Lake" by Clinton Scollard
Such rustic manners,--speech uncouth,--
(That somehow blundered out the Truth!)
Untried, untrained to bear
The more than kingly Care?
"Abraham Lincoln: An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
Then, out of Time and out of Space,
Is built an Hour and a Place
Where all an earnest, baffled Earth
Blunders and trips to make us mirth;
"The Playmate" by Rudyard Kipling
Out in the drizzly mist of a gray morning,
Off through the chill and dew,
And none too soon! Within an hour the Ogre
His dreadful blunder knew.
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates
If you the laws will take in hand,
You'll read the most--least understand.
Your journey's long, you may depend on't;
Never expect to reach the end on't.
You'll blunder, hurry, reel about,
And, after all, must give it out.
"The Jealous Head" by William Hutton

In news:

It's actually 0.37-inches, or 9.7 mm, which is thin, but nowhere near as thin as the blunder makes it out to be.
The US makes a diplomatic crisis out of a blunder.
Blunders with the systems, which handle tasks from entertaining with Pandora Internet radio to reading text messages and mapping out directions, have dragged on Ford's showings in surveys by Consumer Reports and J.D.
Blunders with the systems, which handle tasks from entertaining with Pandora Internet radio to reading text messages and mapping out directions, have dragged on Ford's (F) showings in surveys by Consumer Reports and J.D.
Blunders take Dallas out of the game early in Sunday's beatdown.
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In science:

The writer of the present paper finds in very difficult to understand why, to his best knowledge, this obvious blunder has not been pointed out in the century since Ref. was written.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
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