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blindly

[blahynd-lee] /ˈblaɪnd li/
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
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English blindlīce; see blind, -ly
Related forms
overblindly, adverb
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Examples for blindly
  • In addition, children do not blindly imitate adults of the same gender.
  • 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.
  • Remember you are the donor so do not think that you have to give blindly.
  • Then he blindly staggers to his feet and lurches off the screen.
  • It blindly prints out the average after each chrominance table.
  • But many voluntarily embraced expansion-sometimes even blindly.
  • Most of us knew students whose families blindly footed their bills.
Word Origin and History for blindly
adv.

Old English blindlice; see blind (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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