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synonyms for dulls

  • anesthetic
  • balmy
  • calming
  • deadening
  • dozy
  • drowsy
  • dull
  • hypnotic
  • mesmerizing
  • narcotic
  • nodding
  • numbing
  • opiate
  • sedative
  • slumberous
  • snoozy
  • somniferous
  • somnolent
  • soothing
  • tranquilizing
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How to use dulls in a sentence

To ourself in this: but now break off; too much Taken at once of the most curious viands, Dulls the sharp edge of appetite.
THE PLAYS OF PHILIP MASSINGERPHILIP MASSINGER
Army life dulls the sensibilities to the spectacle of suffering.
LIFE'S MINOR COLLISIONSFRANCES WARNER
It is not that it dulls our moral sense, but it gives us a peculiar tolerance of its own.
CHAUCER AND HIS TIMESGRACE E. HADOW
Of the asceticism that deadens the senses, as of the vulgar profligacy that dulls them, it was to know nothing.
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAYOSCAR WILDE
Look, for all the cloud that now veils thy gaze and dulls mortal vision with damp encircling mist, I will rend from before thee.
THE AENEID OF VIRGILVIRGIL
To open my eyes is the refinement of cruelty, for ignorance, at least, dulls the edge of misery.
THE LIFE OF A CELEBRATED BUCCANEERRICHARD CLYNTON
It dulls the edge of the pupil's enthusiasm to be told in advance that some of the text is not worthy to be remembered.
THE TEACHING OF HISTORYERNEST C. HARTWELL
Truth expands the mind and quickens the understanding, while fiction dulls the perceptions and impairs the memory.
SCRAPS OF BIOGRAPHYVARIOUS
All the sewer gas the indigestion produces comes back this way, spoils my comfort, and dulls my strength.
THE NEW GLUTTON OR EPICUREHORACE FLETCHER
A clouded sky dulls the herbage, a cloudless heaven brightens it, so that the grass almost reflects the firmament like water.
NATURE NEAR LONDONRICHARD JEFFERIES
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