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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUFFETING

But nearly a year of buffeting about had taught him many things.

Giant hands with claws of foam were clutching, buffeting us.

There is a rhythm to this chaos of crossing, buffeting waves.

The salty spray increased to a gentle rain, buffeting her cheeks.

How well calculated to stand the buffeting of the winds and waves!

Otherwise, in the buffeting of that terrible storm, they might fail to find it.

How would she stand the buffeting to which she was being subjected?

It seemed as though a thousand riotous misfortunes were buffeting their hearts.

The waves were buffeting the canoe about like a log in a whirlpool.

At the same moment there came a sort of dull flapping or buffeting at the window.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to strike with the fist or hand; cuff, box, slap; from Old French bufeter "to strike, slap, punch," from bufet (see buffet (n.2)). Related: Buffeted; buffeting.

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