A laugh went up at my appearance,--a laugh that was not lessened or softened by the dead man stretched and grinning on the deck before us; a laugh that was as rough and harsh and frank as the sea itself; that arose out of coarse feelings and blunted
sensibilities, from natures that knew neither courtesy nor gentleness.
Poignant as it was, the sense of suffering caused by the miserable end of my brief, presumptuous love seemed to be blunted
and deadened by the still stronger sense of something obscurely impending, something invisibly threatening, that Time was holding over our heads.
The sensibilities of the class you are attacking are soon blunted
His uneasiness, his exasperation, his scorn were blunted
at last by all these trying hours.
It was now observed that her sense of smell was almost entirely destroyed; and, consequently, that her taste was much blunted
blade edges are a reliable indicator of web abrasion.
The scientists contend also that stretching around blunted
microcracks eventually stiffens the material to the point that it can't deform any more, leading to the massive breaking of chemical bonds that sums into ordinary fractures (SN: 1/4/03, p.
Each team member gets two blunted
arrows and a bow.