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synonyms for blind-sided

  • bushwhack
  • catch unaware
  • hit unexpectedly
  • sucker-punch
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How to use blind-sided in a sentence

On May 13 Polavieja arrived in Barcelona physically broken, half blind, and with evident traces of a disordered liver.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The blind Samson of labor will seize upon the pillars of society and bring them down in a common destruction.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
I do not wholly like these cold and stately English, yet I think I am not blind to their many sterling qualities.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
A one-sided view of the Memory proclaims that if vivid First Impressions are made in all cases, that is enough.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and out of darkness and obscurity the eyes of the blind shall see.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
It is a blind act of unconscious absorption, however little be absorbed.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
His watchmen are all blind, they are all ignorant: dumb dogs not able to bark, seeing vain things, sleeping and loving dreams.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Now, unless the interlocutor adopts the same method and declares what he would do, conversation is apt to become one-sided.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The blind man, missing his money, suspected who was the thief; but to accuse him would serve no purpose.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
I cannot put my own case to the Admiralty although the machines are wanted for overland tactics—a fatal blind alley.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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