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Word: overblown

Definition: inflated; exaggerated


Sentences Containing 'overblown'

"Newsweek", which noted that, while the "score may occasionally sound more like an overblown film soundtrack than the meaty orchestration of an opera," the production "effectively conjures up the dispiriting emptiness of Orwell's awful vision.
Emma Thrower of "The Hollywood News "also gave film a negative review by saying that "A frustrating blend of wooden and naturalistic, it is a surprise to realise author John Banville is responsible for a screenplay that often unfolds like an overblown television drama.
Groff Conklin, reviewing a 1951 edition, described "Slan" as "a little overblown, considerably melodramatic, but still really gripping adventure story."
Having read a Blumenthal-written story about Leonard Bernstein's FBI file, he indicated that he had read his mother's FBI file and, using comparison of the file to the tapes, said he thought the Stork Club incident was overblown.)
Having read an article by Blumenthal about Leonard Bernstein's FBI file, he indicated that he had read his mother's FBI file and by comparing the file to the tapes, said he thought the Stork Club incident was overblown.
Slant Magazine's Casey Boland found its songs "grandiose, overwrought, overblown, superfluous and occasionally among the greatest songs Rose has recorded to date."
This is us trying to recreate that overblown American FM-rock sound to the point where it almost becomes absurd. We really wanted to see how far we could take it."" Three different versions of the song are available: the original, a slightly modified version that was included on "Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus", "Ballad hits" and "Roxette hits" and the so-called "Us remix" which is used in the music video and in Kuschelrock vol.4.
Wildly overblown reports of "white slavery," in which young (mostly white) women were kidnapped by (mostly Asian) men and forced into prostitution, swept the nation.

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