Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DULLS

But she is cunning in love's ways and dulls Shakespeare's resentment with "I don't hate you."

But the worst is that it discourages and dulls one for the work.

The morning air, buoyant and balmy, dulls the edge of anguish.

There is in some natures so great a hoard of generosity, that it often dulls their acuteness.

A shadow crossed her mind, as a Spring-mist dulls the glory of May.

It dulls their weak feelings, and then they think themselves strong.

It is not that it dulls our moral sense, but it gives us a peculiar tolerance of its own.

Earnestness sharpens the faculties; indolence corrodes and dulls them.

Emotion excites his imagination, but it confuses and dulls his intellect.

Up to a certain degree, practice may do much, but too much of it dulls the sense of smell.