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Some residents grumbled about the forecasts being overblown, but others sounded a better-safethan-sorry note and even expressed sympathy for the weatherman.
We will strongly fight and prove the allegations to be overblown," said Stuart M.
Walpole's fusion of the exotic and the supernatural may have been original enough to start an enduring literary genre, but his overblown dialogue and silly characters reduced this novel in print to little more than an academic footnote for generations.
Both remixes of "The Sodom and Gomorrah Show" (one sinewy new wave, one glitch-pop) surpass the overblown LP incarnation, while Michael Mayer's techno take on 2004 single "Flamboyant" wisely preserves its hilarious lyric.
When the Daily Bulletin's report received national attention, Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff dismissed mounting congressional concerns, stating, "I think the stories are overblown.
The Large Fireman: His neglect to fix his own stairs/led us to buy the plank,/and even install it/for the overblown leg of/his pregnant wife,/for the celery-stalk legs/of his several kids,/for the vein-blackened legs/of his mother-in-law/and for his own white legs/that took such things for granted.
At the same time, she's continued working as an individual artist, though one who does not believe in overblown and grandiloquent art--an art that she resists.
Tired and overblown, I'd happily get a blowtorch and make baked bean tins with the new Herbie DVD Extras A Day At The Races featurette, deleted scenes.
that American politics has become tainted with the odor of fascism are often dismissed as engaging in overblown and thus invalid rhetoric.
Although the practice was never common and may have been overblown in some media accounts, "Other egregious forms of child labor are unfortunately widespread," reports Global Exchange.
New research, however, suggests this positive spin on sulfur may be overblown.
GENTLEMEN: By this point in Campaign 2004, the voting public has been treated to a few thousand ads attacking John Kerry's overblown Vietnam record and uncountable references to George Bush's complete lack of same.