buffeted buffeted  /bə ˈfeɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities

Usage(s):

  1. The initial cost was steep, but the company, headquartered in the western Indian city of Pune, was no longer buffeted by the seesawing cost of fossil fuels.
  2. But despite his prosperous and settled appearance, this 39-year-old management consultant is being buffeted by forces far beyond his control.
  3. March could easily have come off as a preachy pill, but Brooks plays him as a paradox--an intellectual buffeted by passion, a man of faith bedeviled by doubt.

News

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    A weekend special-ordered for Dads is on tap, a sunny and warm springtime showcase promising to shine on outdoor Father's Day celebrations. The National Weather Service predicts that today and tomorrow will be a marked change from the rain, gray skies and blustery winds that buffeted southwestern Connecticut earlier in the week.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Westport News

  2. Norwalk forecast: A shiny gift for Dads

    A weekend special-ordered for Dads is on tap, a sunny and warm springtime showcase promising to shine on outdoor Father's Day celebrations. The National Weather Service predicts that today and tomorrow will be a marked change from the rain, gray skies and blustery winds that buffeted southwestern Connecticut earlier in the week.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Norwalk Citizen

  3. Fast-moving storm fells trees, drops hail, disrupts travelers

    A fast-moving storm system that affected much of the eastern United States buffeted the D.C. area with rain and wind Thursday, leaving behind downed trees, thousands of power outages and unofficial reports of at least three tornadoes touching down in Maryland. No one appeared to have been seriously injured in ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  1. "The government cannot just leave people on their own to be buffeted about," said British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "While they may postpone purchases in tough times, they're unlikely to abandon them," said Chief Executive Steve Jobs on a conference call with analysts. "We may get buffeted around by the waves a little bit, but we'll be fine and stronger...
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Steve Jobs Source: Reuters

  3. "It can be hard to stay calm as it rages," Mr Blair told party activists at a Labour conference yesterday. "But, however buffeted, it should not change our course or our confidence."
    on Feb 3, 2007 By: Tony Blair Source: Independent

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