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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.
But it is part of a growing sense that irrational media coverage--including articles trumpeting overblown fears of a clampdown on civil liberties--has crippled our ability to effectively use the military and police.
The manner in which some architects choose to describe their work is at times obscure, sometimes overblown, and often extremely baffling.
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.
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.
Hard to dismiss because it has been so influential, but it really has seen better days and at times is merely a historic piece of overblown pop