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oh verb lohn

  • s  puffed up with vanity
    overblown oratory
  • s  past the stage of full bloom
    overblown roses

  • This story is overblown and irrelevant.
  • Granted he is (to put it delicately) an unusually hard-driving and successful businessman, but the Bill Gates of our imagination is absurdly overblown.
  • So this notion that I'm a moderate is slightly overblown, and quite frankly a lie.
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  • Treasuries Set for First Weekly Gain Since April Amid Fed Bets
    Treasuries were poised for their first weekly gain since April as some investors said speculation was overblown that the Federal Reserve could disclose plans to slow its bond-buying program soon.
    June 14, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • ‘Man of Steel’ Depicts a Striving Stranger in a Strange Land
    Henry Cavill in "Man of Steel," directed by Zack Snyder. More Photos » At once frantically overblown and beautifully filigreed, “Man of Steel” will turn on everyone it doesn’t turn off. Summer blockbusters have a way of encouraging multiplex Manichaeism, though I propose a middle way.
    June 13, 2013 - New York Times
  • 'Crack baby' scare overblown, teen research says
    Research in teens adds fresh evidence that the 1980s 'crack baby' scare was overblown, finding little proof of any major long-term ill effects in children whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy.
    June 11, 2013 - Detroit Free Press

  • Monty Williams in WWL (blog)
    No. To be honest with you, I'm not,Williams said Wednesday. "I'm tired of hearing about all that to be honest with you. It's overblown and we've been talking about it for two years."
  • Steve Yzerman in SI.com
    I feel like my image as a great leader is greatly overblown because I played with some of the greatest hockey players,said Yzerman, a comment that was met by groans in the sold-out crowd. "I stand here humbly saying 'Thank you.' Any...
  • Khalid Abdalla in International Herald Tribune
    The reason the decision was made was for the safety of the boys. Everything else is secondary to that,actor Khalid Abdalla said at the premiere Tuesday in Los Angeles. "Clearly there is a controversy, but I think it's overblown, and I...

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