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He hemmed and hawed, and finally had to blurt out that he didn't own the place.

To blurt out your secret in some drunken moment, and be hanged at last!

Tode's egotism would have compelled him to blurt out that fact.

It seemed altogether too fine for my family, but I could only blurt weakly, "Yessir."

It was on the tip of his tongue to blurt out: “And lose your shot at the estate?”

I wanted you to lose your temper—it was conceivable that you might blurt out something.

I managed to blurt out, trying to second her efforts against our tormentor.

Nurse Yorke must not blurt out the tidings in her common way!

How indiscreet I am; I blurt out every thing that is in my heart.

Mallston was then emboldened to blurt out, "We've named him."

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, probably echoic. Related: blurted; blurting. As a noun, 1570s, probably from the verb.

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