Blunder sentence examples

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  • It is difficult to suppose that such a blunder was not preconcerted.

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  • The blunder was soon committed.

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  • A burst of childish laughter greets my blunder, and the pantomime begins all over again.

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  • This tactical blunder cost him his popularity and materially assisted the secret operations of the king.

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  • Unfortunately his successor, Louis VII., almost destroyed his work by a colossal blunder, although circumstances seemed much in his favor.

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  • This may have been a proper thing to do if their distrust of Shelburne was incurable, but the next step, coalition with Lord North against him, was not only a political blunder, but a shock to party morality, which brought speedy retribution.

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  • This portion of the Path is indeed quite simple, and would require no commentary were it not for the still constantly repeated blunder that Buddhism teaches the suppression of all desire.

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  • The next blunder of the Polish refugees was to allow themselves to be drawn into a premature rising by certain Polish officers in Poland who, to prevent the incorporation of their regiments in the Russian army, openly revolted and led their troops from Warsaw to Cracow.

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  • But the first blunder, that of forming a general hypothetical conception of Rabelais and then adjusting interpretation of the work to it, is the commoner.

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  • The first blunder of the Hats was the hasty and ill-advised war with Russia.

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  • They decided that the two best authorities were k and B, and that when these differed the reading of B, except when obviously an accidental blunder, was probably right.

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  • The allies were thus afforded an opportunity of committing the very blunder which Napoleon longed for, namely to attempt a risky forward concentration.

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  • The issue of legal tenders, the greatest financial blunder of the war, was made contrary to his wishes, although he did not, as he perhaps ought to have done, push his opposition to the point of resigning.

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  • His one great economic blunder was the attempt to make the sale of spirits a government monopoly, which was an obvious infringement upon the privileges of the estates.

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  • It is an unprofitable inquiry who first made this blunder; probably many fell into it independently.

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  • This strategical blunder was turned to the best advantage by La Valette, who so prolonged the most heroic defence of.

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  • The news of this manifesto, arriving as it did simultaneously with that of Gdrgei's successes, destroyed the last vestiges of a desire of the Hungarian revolutionists to compromise, and on the 14th of April, on the motion of Kossuth, the diet proclaimed the independence of Hungary, declared the house of Habsburg as false and perjured, for ever excluded from the throne, and elected Kossuth president of the Hungarian Republic. This was an execrable blunder in the circumstances, and the results were fatal to the national cause.

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  • No Account Is Taken Of This Blunder In Chronology; And It Is Tacitly Supposed That The Calendar Has Been Correctly Followed From Its Commencement.

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  • It is a commentator's blunder to suppose that the founder of logic elaborated it into a system, and then applied it to the sciences.

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  • Elmenhorst's statement, that Musanus and Didymus in an earlier age wrote treatises with the name De ecclesi asticis dogmatibus, seems a plain blunder, if we compare Jerome's Latin with Eusebius's Greek.

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  • It was a blunder to have allowed him to go, and the blunder ended in a tragedy, for while out on a reconnaissance with a few troopers they were surprised by Zulus, and the Prince Imperial was killed (June r, 1879).

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  • Caligula, the half-insane predecessor of Claudius, had made in respect to this event some blunder which we know only through a sensational exaggeration, but which doubtless had to be made good.

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  • It made the great mistake of underrating the strength of its enemy; it suffered its agents to commit the strategical blunder of locking up the few troops it had in an untenable position in the north of Natal.

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  • The egregious blunder in the May Laws was the punitive clauses directed against the inferior clergy.

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  • The separation of sense and understanding is for him unjustifiable, and only paralleled by the extraordinary blunder of severing matter and form.

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  • Though the Scottish Churches Bill, the Unemployed Bill and the Aliens Bill were passed, a complete fiasco occurred over the redistribution proposals, which pleased nobody and had to be withdrawn owing to a blunder as to procedure; and though on the 17th of July a meeting of the party at the foreign office resulted in verbal assurances of loyalty, only two days later the government was caught in a minority of four on the estimates for the Irish Land Commission.

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  • As such they supposed the" dying out "must mean the dying out of a" soul "; and endless were the discussions as to whether this meant eternal trance, or absolute annihilation, of the" soul."It is now thirty years since the right interpretation, founded on the canonical texts, has been given, but outside the ranks of Pali scholars the old blunder is still often repeated.

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  • This division of the Vertebrata into hot and cold blooded is a curiously retrograde step, only intelligible when we reflect that the excellent entomologist had no real comprehension of vertebrate morphology; but he makes some atonement for the blunder by steadily upholding the class distinctness of the Amphibia.

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  • Not, however, all diseases of the nervous system conduct themselves on these definite paths, for some of them pay no attention to the geography of structure, but, as one may say, blunder indiscriminately among the several parts; others, again, pick out particular parts definitely enough, but not parts immediately continuous, or even contiguous.

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  • The lapwing's conspicuous crest seems to have been the cause of a common blunder among English writers of the middle ages, who translated the Latin word Upupa, property hoopoe, by lapwing, as being the crested bird with which they were best acquainted.

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  • The judicial murder of Laszlo Hu.iyadi (q.v.) by the enemies of his house (March 16, 1457) was therefore a stupid blunder as well as the foulest of crimes, and on the death of his chief assassin, Ladislaus V., six months later (Nov.

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  • He commanded a corps longer than any other, and his name was never mentioned as having committed in battle a blunder for which he was responsible."

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  • Thc Magyars were as usual stimulated to action by the disunion of their enemies; and Conrad and Ludolf made the blunder of inviting their help, a proceeding which disgusted the Germans, many of whom fell away from their side and rallied to thi head and protector of the nation.

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  • From the moment the apparent recrudescence of the Liberal split over this question seemed to have misled Mr Balfour, who resigned office on the 4th of December, into thinking that difficulties would arise over the formation of a Liberal cabinet; but, whether or not the rumour was correct that a blunder had been made at Stirling and that explanations had ensued which satisfied Mr Asquith and Sir Edward Grey, this anticipation proved unjustified.

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  • Yet the new administration did very well till, after resettling the government of India, and recovering from a blunder committed by their Indian secretary, Lord Ellenborough, they must needs launch a Reform Bill to put that dangerous question out of controversial politics.

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  • The Austrian Government committed the grave blunder of answering these demonstrations by press confiscations and by the dissolution of the town councils of Spalato and Sebenico.

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  • The second act of the drama may be said to open with the irretrievable blunder of Nicias in letting the Spartan Gylippus first land in Sicily, and then march at the head of a small army, partly levied on the spot, across the island, and enter Syracuse by way of Epipolae, past Euryelus.

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  • He regarded the Berlin visit as a blunder, chiefly owing to his profound distrust of Prussia; but Alexander ignored his representations, and in February 1807 he lost favour and was superseded by Andrei Eberhard Budberg.

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  • I tried frantically to slip out of my blunder.

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  • blunder around in the dark, at first.

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  • blunder in the history of the English people.

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  • Sam could see her blunder.

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  • This outburst of temper was a grave blunder.

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  • However, if you have this type of blunder, know that it's not a big deal and it happens.

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  • They simply wanted to find a scapegoat to blame for the recycling blunder.

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  • Abruptly Graham realized the enormity of his blunder in coming to the Council House.

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  • dissatisfyly were, needless to say, extremely dissatisfied at their legal team's blunder.

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  • Up percent last guard OJ period bennett wired becquerel's big blunder.

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  • In round 9, I won a pawn against the fifteen year-old Indian girl, only to blunder it back.

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  • In 1500 Louis made the blunder of calling Ferdinand the Catholic to help him in the conquest of Naples.

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  • Define more carefully than Locke did, with his blunder about "ideas," the process of perception, and you cut up scepticism by the roots !

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  • He threw himself into the party which looked to Monmouth as the representative of Protestant interests, a grave political blunder, though he afterwards was in confidential communication with Orange.

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  • Elected king of Denmark and Norway, he suc ceeded in subduing Sweden by force of arms; but he spoiled everything at the culmination of his triumph by the hideous crime and blunder known as the Stockholm massacre, which converted the politically divergent Swedish nation into the irreconcilable foe of the unional government (see Christian Ii.).

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  • The chiefs who had planned to hurl the famished warrior host upon the colony had committed an incredible blunder in neglecting to call the nation together under pretext of witnessing the resurrection.

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  • Hellanicus a generation later repeats this blunder, and identifies this Argive and Arcadian Pelasgus with the Thessalian Pelasgus of Hecataeus.

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  • Many have thought Melito's work, 7rfpli ivo'wpArov 6Ea, must have been a treatise on the Incarnation; but it is hard to think that Origen could blunder so.

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  • A computer ' flag ' is attached to each amended blunder and a cumulative record maintained for each participant.

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  • You'll likely wind up having to go out and move your cars once faculty discovers the blunder, but the prank can be quite humorous in the meantime.

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  • Even the most profoundly spoken actor has a blunder every once in awhile.

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  • What her Super Bowl blunder didn't do to her reputation, her personal life antics did.

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  • The layout of a tile floor can make the difference between a professional looking job and an obvious DIY blunder.

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  • The movie, while credited with turning around the cinema blunder that Joel Schumacher created, did not entirely translate into a game that could stand on its own.

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  • To avoid this budget blunder in the future, take advantage of the many gas price comparison Web sites available online.

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  • To avoid a marketing blunder that could alienate a portion of your target market, it's important to verify how the name you want to use translates into other languages.

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  • Some "boy cut" or bicycle-short style cheer underwear has the opposite problem of the bloomers - that is, the squared-off legs show under the hem of skirt, which again can be a bit of a stylistic blunder in terms of cheer.

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  • double cuffs and a blunder is january by the the subject had.

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  • invidious to say that the charge was a gross blunder.

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  • At this stage the Yugoslav delegation committed a grave tactical blunder, * Trumbic's views being overridden by the Balkan imperialistic aims of Pasic., While pleading for a plebiscite against Italy and doing lip service to an independent Albania within the frontiers of 1913, it added that in the event of any revision of those frontiers Yugoslavia would claim Skutari and all territory north of the river Drin (Drim).

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  • But this error in an astrological detail would not warrant us in assigning to the poet the blunder about Jacob and Laban in the same tale (see above).

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  • At this point began the second great attachment of his life, his unfortunate infatuation for Madame Recamier, under whose influence he committed the worst blunder of his political career.

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  • 64) to have died is probably a blunder for Hamath.

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  • " If I do not blunder, it is Saturday, July 26, 1740.

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  • To whom should I confess my blunder?

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  • In any case the decision taken in 1521 was a blunder.

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  • But even in this crowning triumph the cramping egotism of his nature - a mental vice which now grew on him rapidly - fatally narrowed his outlook and led him to commit an irretrievable blunder.

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  • Under the influence of their fear of a French naval force King Charles's ministers committed a great blunder.

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  • (b) The connexion which Irenaeus tries to establish between Polycarp and John the apostle is probably due to a blunder.

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  • Yet it was not the king who benefited by this blunder.

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  • Such a ministry could not afford to make a single blunder.

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  • The dictionary definition of a blunder is "a gross mistake."

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  • In the states something of a near-universal blunder that.

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  • Still they paid for this monumental blunder in the biggest fashion, beaten by a VERY poor Portugal on penalties.

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  • The catastrophic blunder had cost years of lost research.

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  • No greater tactical blunder in principle could have been committed by the party under these conditions.

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  • A late Queens ' goal following a Jesus defensive blunder spoilt what was a very good afternoon for Jesus.

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  • The question of taxes brings us to the Toriesâ fatal strategic blunder.

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  • blunder detection.

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  • blunder rate for external quality assessment samples was 0.2% .

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  • costly blunder every now and again.

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  • If the principle of the universe is impersonal or unconscious, personal consciousness in finite spirits comes to wear the appearance of a blunder.

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  • On the Roman Catholic side the employment of compulsion against heretics has never been acknowledged as a blunder; and this method of silencing opposition has found champions in the bosom of the Church down to the most recent years.

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  • From the first they meditated a national rising, but their ignorance, enthusiasm and simplicity led them to commit blunder after blunder.

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