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    A blunt statement can be as false as any other.

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    A boycott is, inherently, a blunt instrument. It is an imperfect weapon, a carpet bomb, when all involved would prefer a surgical strike.

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    Alan Blunt got in touch with me and asked me to put you up here for the rest of the week, to pretend that you're my son. I have to say, you don't look anything like me." "I don't look anything like myself either," Alex said.

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    A hot iron, though blunt, will pierce sooner than a cold one, though sharper.

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    After you have written a thing and you reread it, there is always the temptation to fix it up, to improve it, to remove its poison, blunt its sting.

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    Always do things the least interesting way, the most blunt way, and you make a better movie. This is my experience.

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    All means prove but blunt instruments, if they have not behind them a living spirit.

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    Chekhov - shall I be blunt? - is the greatest short story writer who ever lived.

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    Better stop short than fill to the brim. Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt. Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it.

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    Can I be blunt? Yes. Can I be diplomatic? Yes. Can I concoct a mixture of vinegar and honey when the circumstances warrant? Yes.

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    Censorship laws are blunt instruments, not sharp scalpels. Once enacted, they are easily misapplied to merely unpopular or only marginally dangerous speech.

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    Frankly, and let me be blunt, Wikipedia as a readable product is not for us. It's for them. It's for that girl in Africa who can save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around her, but only if she's empowered with the knowledge to do so.

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    Don't confuse being stimulating with being blunt.

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    Every small wrong, every minor act of cruelty, every act of petty bullying was symbolic of a greater wrong. And if we ignored these small things, then did it not blunt our outrage over the larger wrongs?

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    Fame was initially this kind of blunt tool that was thrust into my hands very young.

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    If we blunt Russian efforts now to be aggressive, we may be pleasantly surprised by the policy options that become available to us, in terms of working with a better Russia.

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    He is deformed, crooked, old and sere, Ill-faced, worse bodied, shapeless everywhere; Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind; Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.

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    I don't think the rhetoric toward President Trump from media sources or media commentators is any worse than what Franklin Roosevelt got from a conservative press in another era. And Roosevelt was, you know, not as blunt as Trump about the press, but, you know, there was an ideological press back then, when we had multiple newspapers in town.

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    He was always smoothing and polishing himself, and in the end he became blunt before he was sharp.

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    How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.

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    If a shop has a lot of sections I'll end up putting my record above the James Blunt CDs since he ripped off my bloody artwork and he's selling millions of records! I try to get people to buy mine accidentally.

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    If you're analytical, you have to be blunt. That's by definition. You can't analyze something and not be blunt about it. What would you rather hear if not the truth?

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    I'm gonna be blunt and plain, if one ever looks at me like that I'm gonna kill him and tell God he died.

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    I guess I'm one of those girls who can be too honest about things for my own good, but I expect it back. I expect people to be honest and blunt with me, too.

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    I know I'm a pop star. But sometime I'd like to be a rock star.

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    I rap for listeners, blunt heads, fly ladies and prisoners

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    I'm pretty sure Adele and James Blunt were dumped by the same man.

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    I tend to be reasonably blunt, maybe a little bit too much. But I just- I always respected people that tell the truth. And I've always wanted people to tell me the truth.

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    I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument. He told me to knock myself out.

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    On Update, the only real original thing was trying to take away the cleverness of the punchline and make it as blunt as possible.

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    Killing a person with a 8 cm ling blunt knife is a bloody affair.

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    The bilateral relationship is unshakable, but playing politics with that relationship could blunt Secretary Kerry's enthusiasm for being Israel's primary defender.

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    People in power tend to find poetry dangerous to them because it is dislocating, they can't catch it, can't control it. They prefer coherence, what's blunt and has clarity.

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    Rosencrantz: Shouldn't we be doing something--constructive? Guildenstern: What did you have in mind? ... A short, blunt human pyramid...?

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    She was lonely without Blunt, but she was lonelier at the idea that the world went on as though she had not loved him.

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    The blunt large questions become connected to smaller, apparently esoteric ones.

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    Recreation is intended to the mind as whetting is to the scythe, to sharpen the edge of it, which otherwise would grow dull and blunt,--as good no scythe as no edge.

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    Silence is the bluntest of blunt instruments.

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    Stones are raw, they blunt my paw, but words will never hurt me.

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    The finest edge is made with the blunt whetstone.

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    Time apparently did nothing but blunt grief’s sharpest edge so that it hacked rather than sliced.

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    The past is a life sentence, a blunt instrument aimed at tomorrow.

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    There is absolutely, 100 percent, a light at the end of the tunnel for anyone who stutters.

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    'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.

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    I wish I could have told you how much talking and writing to you meant to me all year. How you were my bullshit detector. How you listened and kept me true, even when I wanted to block my ears, because you had no filter between your thoughts and your mouth. How you were my best friend, and how it was only because of you that I never felt isolated or desperate to attach myself to anyone at Laurinda.

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    What did you have in mind? A short, blunt human pyramid?

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    Blunt turned to the man in question with a helpless grin, "You have always proven yourself a mystery to me, good fellow!" Falconer lifted one corner of his mouth, "Then I have succeeded, Blunt.

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    Bombs and bullets don't discriminate.

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    Insincerity was taxing once you’d breathed the refreshing air of artless candor.

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    To be quite blunt, I make pictures for money, to pay the rent.There are some great artists in the business. I am not one of them.