Which preposition to use with blunts

in Occurrences 21%

Then he posted his auxiliaries before the line of Carthaginians, in order that men who were made up of the refuse of all nations, and who were not bound by honor but by gain, might not have any retreat open to them in case they fled; at the same time that the first ardor and impetuosity might be exhausted upon them, and, if they could render no other service, that the weapons of the enemy might be blunted in wounding them.

with Occurrences 5%

Never before had the poor of his parishes been so well cared for; but Swift chafed under his yoke, growing more and more irritated as he saw small men advanced to large positions, while he remained unnoticed in a little country church,largely because he was too proud and too blunt with those who might have advanced him.

from Occurrences 5%

They either "Fall blunted from the indurated breast" without any perceptible result, or they absorb it like a passion.

to Occurrences 4%

"Ha!" exclaimed Joe Blunt to the Indians near him, "the lad's not used to that game; try him at a race.

for Occurrences 3%

" Baptista thought his manner was somewhat blunt for a lover; but being glad to get Katherine married, he answered that he would give her twenty thousand crowns for her dowry, and half his estate at his death: so this odd match was quickly agreed on, and Baptista went to apprise his shrewish daughter of her lover's addresses, and sent her in to Petruchio to listen to his suit.

as Occurrences 3%

As blunt as Ignorance. King.

at Occurrences 2%

The head was massive in bulk, but finely sculptured; the nose blunt at the bottom but refining upward to where it joined a pair of strong and honest eyebrows; the mouth and eyes surrounded with delicate markings, and the whole face based upon a thick white beard, boldly and squarely trimmed.

without Occurrences 1%

"We'll change clothes with each other, and then I'll be Ben Blunt without waiting till I get to the great city.

against Occurrences 1%

For surely the weapons of criticism ought not to be blunted against an editor, who can imagine that he is restoring poetry, while he is amusing himself with alterations like these: for, This is the sergeant, Who like a good and hardy soldier fought;

by Occurrences 1%

They wanted amusement only, and since they had blunted by idleness the desire for simple and wholesome amusement, they called for something more sensational.

into Occurrences 1%

In twenty minutes, after many a hazardous passage along a steep bare surface, he came to a spot where the knife edge of the ridge was broken down and blunted into a fairly level space a hundred yards across.

like Occurrences 1%

They were streaked with translucent irradiations of light, which at one time appeared sharp like the points of swords, at another, blunt like broken swords.

on Occurrences 1%

Their footsteps are suddenly blunted on the floor of a hall paved with immemorial dust that will never dance in any wind.

about Occurrences 1%

The rest of usit is well to be quite blunt about itsimply do not count in this connection.

Which preposition to use with  blunts