Blindly



in a blind manner:
We felt our way blindly through the black tunnel.
without understanding, reservation, or objection; unthinkingly:
They followed their leaders blindly.
without continuation:
The passage ended blindly 50 feet away.
Contemporary Examples

Rediscovering Richard Dawkins: An Interview J.P. O’Malley September 22, 2013
A Nation of Onlookers: India’s Violence Against Women and America’s Guns Dilip D’Souza December 21, 2012
Whose Heads Will Roll on Nov. 5? John Batchelor October 27, 2008
Is the Pill Killing Your Sex Drive? Joyce C. Tang May 16, 2010
Cheney’s Love Letter to Himself Paul Begala September 6, 2011

Historical Examples

Audrey Craven May Sinclair
The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Emile Zola
Jokes For All Occasions Anonymous
The Cavalier George Washington Cable
The Path of the King John Buchan

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