buffeting buffeting  /bə ˈfeɪ ɪŋ/


  • (n) repeated heavy blows


  1. The controversy buffeting Governor Carlos Romero Barcel, who vehemently denies that any wrong was done, derives from the killing of two young leftists by Commonwealth police.
  2. The wild buffeting also bent part of the steering mechanism in the right wing.
  3. In the preceding weeks, Seattle journalists had struggled to make sense of the changes buffeting their profession.


  1. After years of dispute, cruise ship Pearl Mist gets closer to launch

    After a four-year buffeting in the legal system, the Pearl Mist has finally found haven in Maryland.        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. Rand Paul And Marco Rubio Pitch Christian Conservatives

    Two potential 2016 presidential contenders shifted their focus, briefly, from the wave of scandals buffeting the Obama administration and turned their attention to more worldly matters on Thursday — specifically the persecution of Christians around the globe. But in separate speeches at the Faith and...        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Rock and Roll, Economics, and Rebuilding the Middle Class

    Today, at 7:00 pm EST, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Alan Krueger will deliver remarks on income inequality and rebuilding the middle class at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As he'll discuss this evening, using rock and roll industry as a example is one of the best ways to explain economics -- many of the forces that are buffeting the U.S. economy can be understood in the context ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The White House


  1. "The desire for well-functioning markets does not require us to insulate asset prices or individual financial institutions from the buffeting of the marketplace," Mr. Warsh said in remarks to the School of Business at the State University of New...
    on Sep 21, 2007 By: Kevin Warsh Source: New York Times

  2. "We've never had these kinds of winds buffeting us," Ford said.
    on Apr 5, 2006 By: Bill Ford Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. Meantime, the central bank continues to grapple with the twin risks of inflation and deflation, as Martin Wolf writes in today's Financial Times: "Two storms are buffeting the world economy: an inflationary commodity-price storm and a deflationary...
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: Martin Wolf Source: Seeking Alpha (blog)

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