blindly

[blahynd-lee]
adverb
1.
in a blind manner: We felt our way blindly through the black tunnel.
2.
without understanding, reservation, or objection; unthinkingly: They followed their leaders blindly.
3.
without continuation: The passage ended blindly 50 feet away.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English blindlīce; see blind, -ly

overblindly, adverb
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blind (blaɪnd)
 
adj
1.  a.  unable to see; sightless
 b.  (as collective noun; preceded by the): the blind
2.  (usually foll by to) unable or unwilling to understand or discern
3.  not based on evidence or determined by reason: blind hatred
4.  acting or performed without control or preparation
5.  done without being able to see, relying on instruments for information
6.  hidden from sight: a blind corner; a blind stitch
7.  closed at one end: a blind alley
8.  completely lacking awareness or consciousness: a blind stupor
9.  informal very drunk
10.  having no openings or outlets: a blind wall
11.  without having been seen beforehand: a blind purchase
12.  (of cultivated plants) having failed to produce flowers or fruits
13.  (intensifier): not a blind bit of notice
14.  turn a blind eye to disregard deliberately or pretend not to notice (something, esp an action of which one disapproves)
 
adv
15.  without being able to see ahead or using only instruments: to drive blind; flying blind
16.  without adequate knowledge or information; carelessly: to buy a house blind
17.  (intensifier) (in the phrase blind drunk)
18.  bake blind to bake (the empty crust of a pie, pastry, etc) by half filling with dried peas, crusts of bread, etc, to keep it in shape
 
vb
19.  to deprive of sight permanently or temporarily
20.  to deprive of good sense, reason, or judgment
21.  to darken; conceal
22.  (foll by with) to overwhelm by showing detailed knowledge: to blind somebody with science
23.  slang (Brit) (intr) to drive very fast
24.  slang (Brit) (intr) to curse (esp in the phrase effing and blinding)
 
n
25.  (modifier) for or intended to help blind and partially sighted people: a blind school
26.  a shade for a window, usually on a roller
27.  any obstruction or hindrance to sight, light, or air
28.  a person, action, or thing that serves to deceive or conceal the truth
29.  a person who acts on behalf of someone who does not wish his identity or actions to be known
30.  old-fashioned, slang (Brit) Also called: blinder a drunken orgy; binge
31.  poker a stake put up by a player before he examines his cards
32.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) hunting Brit name: hide a screen of brush or undergrowth, in which hunters hide to shoot their quarry
33.  military a round or demolition charge that fails to explode
 
[Old English blind; related to Old Norse blindr, Old High German blint; Lettish blendu to see dimly; see blunder]
 
usage  It is preferable to avoid using phrases such as the blind. Instead you should talk about blind and partially sighted people
 
'blindly
 
adv
 
'blindness
 
n

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Example sentences
After three decades blindly pursuing growth, the government is starting to
  grapple with the environmental costs.
On one of those earlier visits they agreed they must accept blindly whatever
  occurred to them in this bizarre republic.
He'd recognized her only when she threw her unguarded, emphatic glance at
  everyone behind her in the queue-boldly but blindly.
But it must ultimately come down to exercising human judgment rather than
  relying blindly on statistical models.
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