Example sentences for: overblown

How can you use “overblown” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • International fears of American cultural hegemony are overblown.

  • The Washington correspondent of La Repubblica of Rome began an overblown front-page article as follows: "On the night of American witches--Halloween--right in the nest of American witches--Massachusetts--the spell that swallowed up four aircraft in four years in the same stretch of sky and sea seems to have been beating its wings and to have consumed another 217 lives flying on an Egyptian Boeing."

  • He wanted the Principals Committee to decide whether al Qaeda was "a first order threat" or a more modest worry being overblown by "chicken little" alarmists.

  • The second article was by critic and novelist David Gates in Newsweek , claiming in somewhat overblown newsweekly fashion that irony and ironic juxtapositions are "an inevitable response to the human condition.

  • However, while I agree that security is a serious issue, I reiterate that the hysterics with which security stories are played out in the media are generally overblown.


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