Example sentences for: overblown

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

  • Not only is the piece already a gush for the show, but--not to be a party-pooper--the last paragraph seems somehow overblown after reading the news accounts of Arkan's slaying, since he headed what was really "really a paramilitary orgainzation."

  • 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.

  • A few dissenters--such as Fox's Juan Williams--argue that Waco's importance is overblown.

  • I do have one more somber thought, though, because I really am troubled about this, even though I can see no way to let off even a tiny rant without personally contributing to the very problem of which I speak: I do believe the press, and in particular the broadcast press, took leave of its collective senses last weekend when that little plane disappeared--surely not the first time such a thing has happened, but I am afraid that the net result, following day after day of relentless, nonstop, overblown, breathless, self-referential, nearly entirely content-free coverage, has been the transformation of a single publicly shared tragedy into something venomous.

  • But reviewers agree that the recording succeeds--in spite of Domingo, and in spite of James Levine's "overblown conducting" (Alan Blyth, the Daily Telegraph )--mainly because of the cast, which includes soprano Cecilia Bartoli and Thomas Hampson.


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