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blindly

Line breaks: blind¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈblʌɪndli
 
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Definition of blindly in English:

adverb

1Without being able to see; unseeingly: she began groping blindly in the dark
More example sentences
  • Nothing like sopping wet drunks stumbling around blindly in the light from dying embers.
  • He stared at him blindly, his eyes almost vacant.
  • Reaching out blindly to where she should've been, Dante whispered her tarnished name.
Synonyms
2Without understanding or using one’s judgement; unthinkingly: don’t blindly accept dogma as justification
More example sentences
  • It is no badge of courage to blindly accept the actions taken in our name by our government.
  • In terms of the larger historical and social questions, they proceed blindly.
  • When we study the Buddhist dharma, we are not supposed to blindly accept what we are told.

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