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  • First the letters, then the library, then the nuts in the muffin, and now the unblunted sword.


  • Everything that had been happening to them—the threatening letters, the lost essay, being locked in the library, the nuts in the muffin, the unblunted sword, the burglary—was designed to make them fail.


  • Together, it's Strauss and Hofmannsthal; apart, and I am not sure that I have been impressed with either of them though Steinman's wit and style is unblunted.

    Meat Loaf, Music, and Kultur

  • They also share a moderate fuck-the-system streak as yet unblunted by the Fox windfall.

    Will Success Spoil

  • I quote: the novella is a perfect length for a science fiction story: long enough to enable you to flesh out the details of a strange alien world or a bizarre future society, to give such a setting some depth, complexity, and heft...and yet, still short enough for the story to pack a real punch, some power and elegance and bite, unblunted and unobscured by padding.

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • And yet, not in her words, perhaps, but in her voice, in her face, in her attitude, there were signs of a soft brooding spirit, of a sensibility unblunted and profound, playing over her thoughts and deeds, and investing her manner with an habitual gentleness.

    Night and Day, by Virginia Woolf

  • He, a noble, loved the fair daughter of the poor musician, and followed them in their flight from the persecutions of his friends; but soon the mighty leveller came with unblunted scythe to mow, together with the grass, the tall flowers of the field.

    The Last Man

  • His love of literature was unsated; his love of life — of the young, of the innocent, of the gay — was unblunted.

    The Death of the Moth, and other essays

  • He had just begun to teach the preceding year, and was full of love for his subject and for teaching, and had an as yet unblunted ambition to reach even the slowest of students.

    Richard E. Smalley - Autobiography

  • A few fell to the hidden spikes, but the charge went home almost unblunted.

    And Other Tales Of Valdemar


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