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dumb

[AS.]
Lacking the power or faculty to speak; mute.

dumb

mute. Commonly said of animals generally but their capacity for vocal communication makes it necessary on occasion to mute the mute. See devocalization.
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In even the most innocent cases of double-booking there is usually a fair bit of 'give us a couple of minutes' embarrassment while the incumbents sit dumbly in front of their folders.
When the suit crinkled like a cold plastic tarp, the bucks bolted, leaving me and my decoy staring dumbly at each other.
What would you say if a research company called you and asked, "Do you do research before giving your money away, or do you just dumbly write out checks to unknown charities?
16) Of course, the initial leader of the Federation fights very poorly and must be replaced-by a black woman, who emphasizes understanding the bugs (in order to kill them), not just dumbly shooting them.
The land where other people land When late at night They think on flight And, flying, here arrive Where we fools dumbly thrive ourselves.
I feared the possibility of parental footfalls, so I stood/there dumbly, numb like Adam did that day/he realized that he was naked but so was Eve - /that moment when shame first mated desire.
I dumbly had the audacity to ask this God to direct that story.
CEOs have really abused it as a tool, and the media at the top level just plays along dumbly.
During the English Peasant's Revolt of 1381, jean Froissaert had also argued that many of the rebels only dumbly followed the others like sheep (A.
The pinnacle of Henri Lloyd's offshore collection uses Gore-Tex [R] three-layer fabric technology to provide breathable comfort and dumbly waterproof and windproof protection.
O]nce the announcement was made, the officers were free to enter; it would serve no purpose to require them to stand dumbly at the door awaiting a response while those within brawled on, oblivious to their presence," Roberts wrote.
Brad was dumbly sacked by David Liddiment before bouncing back as ITV's brightest hope.