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01. The victim was hit over the head with a [blunt] instrument of some kind.
02. The hunter clubbed the dying animal over the head with the [blunt] end of his spear.
03. My boss was very [blunt] in saying that he didn't think I was doing a very good job.
04. According to my book on palm reading, fingers which are short and [blunt] indicate a stubborn character.
05. The arrow was so [blunt] that it couldn't pierce the target.
06. My darts are getting [blunt] and won't stick into the dartboard very well.
07. She was careful to [blunt] her criticism of his work because she didn't want to hurt his feelings too much.
08. Whereas Chinese chopsticks are [blunt] at the eating end, Japanese chopsticks are pointed.
09. He [blunted] the axe trying to cut firewood on a cement pad.
10. Lester B. Pearson once suggested that politics is the skilled use of [blunt] objects.
11. A few hours of piano lessons have [blunted] her enthusiasm for learning to play a musical instrument.
12. She tends to be rather [blunt] in speaking to the staff, but people appreciate her honesty nonetheless.
13. His [bluntness] sometimes got him trouble with those employees who were a bit more sensitive.
14. We'd better sharpen this knife, it's getting pretty [blunt].
15. When our children were little, the only kitchen knives we had were pretty [blunt] because we were afraid that they'd cut themselves.

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