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All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
Henry Miller

Meaning of "a leap in the dark" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A LEAP IN THE DARK

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A LEAP IN THE DARK

a heavy hand
a high hand
a hollow leg
a home from home
A horizon
a horse of another colour
A into G
a king´s ransom
a la plancha
a law unto itself
A level
a lick and a promise
A list
a little bird
a load of
a lump in one´s throat
a matter of life and death
a matter of opinion
a mensa et thoro
a mite

WORDS THAT END LIKE A LEAP IN THE DARK

bookmark
Clark
Danmark
dark
Denmark
go dark
Hyde Park
landmark
mark
national park
park
pitch-dark
Registered Trademark
shark
shot in the dark
spark
stark
the park
trademark
whistle in the dark

Synonyms and antonyms of a leap in the dark in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a leap in the dark» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A LEAP IN THE DARK

Find out the translation of a leap in the dark to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a leap in the dark from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a leap in the dark» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在黑暗中的飞跃
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

un salto en la oscuridad
570 millions of speakers

English

a leap in the dark
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंधेरे में एक छलांग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قفزة في الظلام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

скачок в темноте
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um salto no escuro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অন্ধকারে একটি ছিপি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un saut dans l´inconnu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lompat dalam kegelapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein Sprung ins Ungewisse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

暗闇の中で飛躍
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

어둠 속에서 도약
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

A leap ing peteng
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một bước nhảy vọt trong bóng tối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இருட்டில் ஒரு பாய்ச்சல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गडद मध्ये एक उडी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Karanlıkta sıçrama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

un salto nel buio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skok wciemno
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стрибок в темряві
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

un salt în întuneric
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα άλμα στο σκοτάδι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n sprong in die donker
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ett språng i mörkret
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

et sprang i mørket
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a leap in the dark

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A LEAP IN THE DARK»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A LEAP IN THE DARK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a leap in the dark

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QUOTES WITH «A LEAP IN THE DARK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word a leap in the dark.
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Henry Miller
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A LEAP IN THE DARK»

Discover the use of a leap in the dark in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a leap in the dark and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the Amer
The political stakes, this book demonstrates, were extraordinary: first to secure independence, then to determine the meaning of the American Revolution.
John Ferling, 2003
2
Britain 1851-1918: A Leap in the Dark?
Britain 1851-1918 is a comprehensive core text from the Schools History Project covering the history of Britain from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the First World War.
Michael Willis, 2006
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A Leap in the Dark
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
Albert Venn Dicey, 2008
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A Leap in the Dark A Criticism of the Principles of
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide.
Albert Venn Dicey, 2012
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Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of ...
The story that unfolds is at times a tale of folly, at times one of appalling misinformation and confusion, and now and then one of insightful and dauntless statesmanship.
John Ferling, 2007
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Making a Leap: Theatre of Empowerment : a Practical Handbook ...
A leap for joy suggests celebration; we are exuberant, in the air, powerful and filled with energy. We also have a clarity of vision as we are high up and no longer crowded by obstacles in our view. Taking a leap in the dark, however, is a risk: ...
Sara Clifford, Anna Herrmann, 1999
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The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims: The State's Role in ...
This book offers a much-needed reassessment that foresees the continuing integration of Muslims into European civil society and politics in the coming decades.
Jonathan Laurence, 2011
8
John Adams: A Life
The book brings to life an exciting time, an age in which Adams played an important political and intellectual role. Indeed, few were more instrumental in making American independence a reality.
John Ferling, 2010
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The Wisdom of the Heart
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. Every sign of growth is a revolt against death. Even death itself, finally, is regarded as the means to another kind of growth. In one form or ...
Henry Miller, 1941
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Recent Themes in Early American History: Historians in ...
Among his recent works are Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence (2007), Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 ( 2004), A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic (2003),  ...
Donald A. Yerxa, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A LEAP IN THE DARK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a leap in the dark is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pike County lawmaker heads up anti-third term movement
“It is a leap in the dark.” Fault in out scars. Blame it on President Rutherford B. Hayes. Hayes, a Republican awarded the office in 1876 by a ... «Hannibal.net, Jul 15»
2
Sinead Ryan: Why I turned down Shane Ross and decided not to …
Many who go into politics have taken a leap in the dark (and in some cases a pay cut) in the interests of public service: Stephen Donnelly and ... «Herald, Jun 15»
3
A leap in the dark
If today is your birthday, here is some good news: you have an extra second in which to celebrate it. If it is tomorrow, however, then you have a ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
4
Retire the Flag, Move Beyond Certainty!
Uncertainty -- 'I am about to make a leap in the dark' -- turned out to be all the certainty he needed." Actually he'd just discovered more truly ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
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UPDATE 2 – Greek parliament votes for referendum on bailout deal
Political Analyst Eftychis Vardoulakis told Anadolu Agency Sunday that the proposal for a referendum was a leap in the dark towards high-risk ... «Fulton News, Jun 15»
6
Driven team of two are on the road to success with Capelle UK
"I took a bit of a leap in the dark at the tender age of 51, not knowing what I might find out there, or if indeed I would find anything. "I had known ... «Lincolnshire Echo, Jun 15»
7
Kelly McParland: Liberal voting plan requires a leap of faith that …
Will Canadians be content to take a leap in the dark based solely on trust that the Liberals will make the right decision in the end? That's a lot of ... «National Post, Jun 15»
8
Op-ed: One Trans Man's Unexpected Journey Into Fatherhood
My journey to fatherhood has been a leap in the dark of similar proportions. My wife, Rachel, and I determined with relative ease that we ... «Advocate.com, Jun 15»
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The Guardian view on Greece's debt crisis: the ultimatum game
A new drachma would be a leap in the dark, with the disruption of contracts certain and a wipeout of savings likely, even if devaluation could ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Michael Russell: When the tide turned: 20 years since historic Perth …
Later the Tory candidate was filmed on the doorstep telling voters it was either him “or a leap in the dark with the SNP”, to which the voter ... «The National, May 15»

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