Thesaurus / overblown

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She was very much like an overblown Adelphi heroine, and they could see her act for nothing.

The ConvertElizabeth Robins

By following this rule the overblown rose often makes herself beautiful.

Woman as DecorationEmily Burbank

The storm which threatened the former was overblown, and he was in season to avert that by which the latter was threatened.

The Life of Francis MarionWilliam Gilmore Simms

Cornelia blushed; but some of the loose petals of the overblown rose in her bosom became detached, and floated earthward.

BressantJulian Hawthorne

Miss von Schwarzenberg's air of dreamy sentimentality dropped from her as the petals of an overblown rose at some rude touch.

The MessengerElizabeth Robins

Or ‘Friar Tuck’ so overblown He tipped the scale at fifteen stone.

She did not add that the coral and silver brocade gave Mrs. Pletheridge a curious resemblance to an overblown prize hollyhock.

Life and GabriellaEllen Glasgow

Sometimes whole communities became straitened by the collapse of these overblown enterprises.

One of them is growing like a creeper around the branches of this overblown gorse-bush.

He looked like an overblown schoolboy, and though I felt so sorry for him, I could hardly help laughing.

The Moon and SixpenceW. Somerset Maugham

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