• WordNet 3.6
    • adv blatantly in a blatant manner "they blatantly violated the laws"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Blatantly In a blatant manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • blatantly In a blatant manner.
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  • Jean Rostand
    “It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.”


In literature:

Byron refers to Smollett as an authority for "blatant beast," apparently forgetting that the figure originated with Spenser.
"Notes and Queries, Number 78, April 26, 1851" by Various
In China that is to be classed among the blatantly new.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
All such vices are so blatant and gross as to become objects of observation and intelligence.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
More young students are misled by blatant flattery than anything else.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
He was rather secretive and mysterious than blatant or dashing, and this, of course, made him, on the whole, more interesting to women.
"The Limit" by Ada Leverson
At other times the great bull would merely have been enraged at this blatant clamor and taken it as a challenge.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
They entered a reception room, with little tables around the sides, music blaring and blatant, a wide dancing floor, and a scurrying throng.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
But you needn't broadcast your animal desires so blatantly.
"Equation of Doom" by Gerald Vance
The sound of music, the peculiar blatant noise of trumpets smote the air.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
There never was anything cheap nor blatant about him.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various

In poetry:

None of the hold and blatant sin
The disregard of pain,
The glorious deeds of sacrefice
which follow in wars train.
"Peace -- November 11, 1918" by General George S Patton Jnr
For that which we call folly here,
Is wisdom in that favoured sphere;
The wisdom we so highly prize
Is blatant folly in their eyes.
"My Dream" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Next they who had first enthroned it,
And blatantly hymned its fame,
Now, curdling their smiles, disowned it,
And secretly schemed its shame.
"A Snow-White Lily" by Alfred Austin
A blatant bugle tears my afternoons.
Out clump the clumsy Tommies by platoons,
Trying to keep in step with rag-time tunes,
But I sit still; I've done my drill.
"The Calls [unfinished]" by Wilfred Owen
Below are the blatant lights in a huddled squalor;
Above are futile fires in freezing space.
What can they give that you should look to them for compassion
Though you bare your heart and lift an imploring face?
"Waters Of Babylon" by Louis Untermeyer
Peter Dawking, scorning party,
As an Independent ran;
Joseph Jones, loud, blatant, hearty,
Was a solid party man.
But the electors up at Wombat vowed to him alone they'd stick
Who would give his sacred promise for the "bridge across the crick".
"The Bridge Across the Crick" by C J Dennis

In news:

Disney's new "Bolt" is a blatant rip-off of Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story": The talking toy who thinks it's invincible and has its illusions shattered is replaced by a talking dog who thinks it's invincible and has its illusions shattered.
Right turns on red at Mohawk Commons must be prohibited *Change Montgomery County's government *GOP's trickle-down economic theory a hoax *Media maintains its blatant bias for Obama *Political system broken.
Apple Sues Samsung For 'Blatant Copying ' in Galaxy Tablets, Smartphones.
EA is suing Zynga for copyright infringement , the company announced today EA is claiming that Zynga's The Ville "blatantly mimics" EA's The Sims Social.
The notion that emotional feelings and love interest ceases at the gates of the prison is blatantly absurd.
Oct 31, 2012 — An Olive Hill police officer alleges that his recent demotion is a blatant act of political retaliation by Mayor Danny Sparks.
While some spaces are blatantly swiped, others get away with it because they're misusing a permit stemming from a child's or relative's disability .
Political satirist Jon Stewart did a masterful job last night skewering Fox News Channel for its blatant hypocrisy regarding the issue of gun violence in America.
This is as blatant an example of intentional, no-gray-zone dishonesty as I can remember from a news operation, counting Fox as such.
4, a blatant show of disrespect began to unfold.
"The gun sales were so blatant, the buyer could drive up and have a gun delivered to the car," the US Attorney's Office said in a news release.
The difference between a winner and a loser rarely looks as blatant as it did Dec 21 in Foxborough, Mass.
Those who follow the travails of Egyptian Copts suggest the source of his militant anti-Islamism, and determination to make the blatantly inflammatory film , is less mysterious than the film 's origins.
We know that the Romney campaign disdains fact-checkers — they said so — but now their blatantly false ad about the auto industry that's blanketing the Ohio airwaves is being called out by automaker executives.
Last week, the Special Education Parent Teacher Organization (SEPTO) was blatantly trying to make me mad.

In science:

The probabilities specified for this model are grounded in a blatantly incomplete description of the two-particle state.
Local Causality and Completeness: Bell vs. Jarrett
As discussed in detail by these authors, there are many considerations which support this hypothesis, the most blatant one being that bipolar outflows are observed around virtually all accreting ob jects in the Universe: stars, black holes and galaxies.
Jet-regulated cooling catastrophe
We note that the discrepancy would be even more blatant had we used WMAP 5 year parameters (Dunkley et al. 2009) since the Universal baryon fraction goes up to 18% for this cosmology.
Jet-regulated cooling catastrophe
But it comes along with the danger of vagueness, if not blatant vacuous phraseology (especially when physicists express their views).
Is realism compatible with true randomness ?
In fact, it is not possible to generically improve on input perturbation methods for all matrices without violating blatant non privacy [DN03].
Beating Randomized Response on Incoherent Matrices