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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOWLED OVER

But what I don't understand is how it came about that the wagon was bowled over.

I feel all bowled over from anxiety and waiting around so long.

The ball told, and a cow was bowled over, and lay sprawling on the plain.

Many were bowled over by the heat before they had gone two miles.

You bowled over Brenton; now he appears to be bowling over his wife.

If he's going, to be bowled over he might as well find it out.

He would have been one of the last men I should have expected to be bowled over.

I didn't mean to offend you;—I was just bowled over, that's the simple truth!

You don't realize how completely you're bowled over, I mean t'say.

Blackie was hit by the rushing bear and bowled over like a ten pin.

WORD ORIGIN

game played with balls, mid-15c. (implied in bowlyn), from gerund of bowl "wooden ball" (early 15c.), from Old French bole (13c., Modern French boule) "ball," ultimately from Latin bulla "bubble, knob, round thing" (see bull (n.2)).

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