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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blindlyadverb

    without seeing or looking

    "he felt around his desk blindly"

  2. blindlyadverb

    without preparation or reflection; without a rational basis

    "they bought the car blindly"; "he picked a wife blindly"

Wiktionary

  1. blindlyadverb

    In a blind manner; without sight; sightlessly.

  2. blindlyadverb

    Without consideration or question.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Blindlyadverb

    Etymology: from blind.

    The old king, after a long debate,
    By his imperious mistress blindly led,
    Has given Cydaria to Orbellan’s bed. John Dryden, Indian Emp.

    How ready zeal for interest and party, is to charge atheism on those, who will not, without examining, submit, and blindly swallow their nonsense. John Locke.

    How seas, and earth, and air, and active flame,
    Fell through the mighty void; and, in their fall,
    Were blindly gather’d in this goodly ball. John Dryden, Silenus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blindlyadverb

    without sight, discernment, or understanding; without thought, investigation, knowledge, or purpose of one's own

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blindly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blindly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of blindly in a Sentence

  1. Chen Yixin:

    We must stay cautious, not be blindly optimistic and must not have war-weariness..., we should not reduce the vigilance against the epidemic and the requirements of prevention and control.

  2. Joanna Lipari:

    Think of how we forgive or redeem the alcoholic or the drug addict, we don't blindly believe they are 'cured,' but we allow the space for their behavior to show they're redeemed.

  3. Foreign Minister Wang Yi:

    We've no intention of replacing or leading anyone, and I suggest American friends study and understand more about China's 5,000 years of accumulated historical and cultural traditions and not just blindly apply American thinking to judge China, if they're clear on this point, the prospects for Sino-U.S. ties will become bright.

  4. Alan Regenberg:

    This may feel like you're blindly passing it out, but it may be the best we can do, it may be impossible to separate people on the basis of prognosis out of the pool of kids under 2.

  5. Professor Arnold:

    Don’t blindly fall into it, be prepared to assess it, reject it, or embrace it and do so in a thoughtful and knowing way rather than being sucked in.

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