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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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and the rest of it, the lyrics dumbly repeating the line about liking cerveza over and over, liking cerveza at the seaside, liking cerveza in the mountains, liking cerveza while riding in a car, just liking cerveza, and the stubble-faced locos, the limping one and the one recently having taken to wearing the farmer's sombrero made of rough basket-woven grass, fraying, they would dance with each other, flapping their arms like chicken wings, looking at their feet in worn boots that were doing a step that didn't seem Mexican whatsoever even if it was akin to the classic hat dance, theirs was more of a jig, toothlessly shouting about Cerveza
But what is truly surprising is how the authorities dumbly oblige the traffickers by being fearsome.
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?
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.
The tableau of a group of zombies feasting dumbly on human flesh, a sine qua non of any example of the genre, is the culminating, festival moment of disgust.
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.
Laforgue does not want to follow generations of left-wing Balzacians who have found the novel dumbly reactionary.
We chant in unison with Obama that we want change, we yell "yes we can," and then stand dumbly by as he coldly votes away our civil liberties.