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It is possible that there has been a blending of the two incidents.

It is the blending of experience with the present action of the mind.

Nothing could be more perfect than the blending of courtesy and familiarity.

The outlines of the far-off mountains were blending into one huge shadow.

Everywhere he sees the shadings, the blending of the meaning of words.

In the whole appearance of the man there was a blending of the bluff and the sharp.

No other American nation constitutes so varied a blending of races.

There is no pride like the pride of ancestry, for it is a blending of all emotions.

The color of her face was like a delicate peach, white with a blending of red.

It is here that the business of blending and bottling the wine is carried on.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, blenden, "to mix, mingle, stir up a liquid," in northern writers, from or akin to rare Old English blandan "to mix," blondan (Mercian) or Old Norse blanda "to mix," or a combination of the two; from Proto-Germanic *blandan "to mix," which comes via a notion of "to make cloudy" from an extended Germanic form of the PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.); also blind (adj.)). Cf. Old Saxon and Old High German blantan, Gothic blandan, Middle High German blenden "to mix;" German Blendling "bastard, mongrel," and outside Germanic, Lithuanian blandus "troubled, turbid, thick;" Old Church Slavonic blesti "to go astray." Figurative use from early 14c. Related: Blended; blending.

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