blend in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blend in cause (something) to be mixed with (something else) "At this stage of making the cake, blend in the nuts"
    • v blend in blend or harmonize "This flavor will blend with those in your dish","This sofa won't go with the chairs"
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Quotations

  • T. S. Eliot
    T.%20S.%20Eliot
    “For every life and every act consequence of good and evil can be shown and as in time results of many deeds are blended so good and evil in the end become confounded.”

Usage

In literature:

The Talisman's broadside followed so quickly that the two discharges were blended in one.
"Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader" by R. M. Ballantyne
And in this it does not simply multiply by two, but the blended powers are far more than two times one.
"Woman in Modern Society" by Earl Barnes
Every syllable blended into the next in perfect harmony; to hear a few words was like listening unto music.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
Time has, by degrees, in all other places and periods, blended and coalited the conquered with the conquerors.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
In him two remarkable personalities were blended with a peculiarly happy result.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
The faint quiver in the air brought with it, as always, the rumble of the guns, but he believed that it was not a blended sound.
"The Forest of Swords" by Joseph A. Altsheler
At length they meet and blend: the distinction is lost, the polluted Arve is absorbed in the haughty and majestic Rhone.
"Scenes in Switzerland" by American Tract Society
To reconcile and blend the two systems became, in many of these, a necessity.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
A cluster of stars viewed in a small telescope will often seem like a nebula, for the rays of the stars become blended.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
Miss Clegg's attitude as she stood in the doorway was one of blended commiseration and disgust.
"Susan Clegg and Her Friend Mrs. Lathrop" by Anne Warner
Rich colors blend, soft light falls upon the many articles of a connoisseur's collection, and, taken in all, the scene is dazzling.
"Miss Caprice" by St. George Rathborne
In their countenances was blended a twofold expression, composed of ferocity and despair.
"The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
In his character there was a singular blending of the good and the bad.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
Perhaps the most effective way of growing annuals is to arrange them in harmonious blendings or contrasts of colour.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
However, though HUMOUR and WIT are thus absolutely different in themselves, yet we frequently see them blended together.
"An Essay towards Fixing the True Standards of Wit, Humour, Railery, Satire, and Ridicule (1744)" by Corbyn Morris
I am engaged in writing a book on the Dynamic Force of Modern Art, and a solo on the Moo does not blend well with such labour as mine.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, January 28th, 1920" by Various
Jupiter and Saturn rolled together like drops of lambent flame about to blend in one.
"The Story of the Other Wise Man" by Henry Van Dyke
The highest religious hopes, the meanest magical mummeries are blended in this religion.
"The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological" by Andrew Lang
Not since the absorbing adventures of D'Artagnan have we had anything so good in the blended vein of romance and comedy.
"The Passenger from Calais" by Arthur Griffiths
The whole, the two rays of the Divine Ego, are joined and blended as one in our union.
"Within the Temple of Isis" by Belle M. Wagner
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In poetry:

Blest in Union's holy ties,
Let our grateful song arise,
Every voice its tribute lend,
All in loving chorus blend!
"Hail, Columbia!" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
All day, sea-melodies
Blend with oarsmen’s stroke,
In the Fleet of the Butterflies,
The craft of the fisher-folk.
"Alcatraz" by Ina Donna Coolbrith
Perhaps to no other vision
Could the scene be just the same,
For blendings in the picture
Had on me a special claim.
"A Picture" by Jared Barhite
When the day comes to an end,
And we have won the fight,
Faith and praises all shall blend,
In welcome of the night.
"Glory To The Lord" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Lovely she in frame and feature!
Blended purity and grace!--
The Creator in the creature
Glowed in her expressive face!
"On The Death Of Mrs. Jessie Willis." by George Pope Morris
Glad millions in wild rapture sing
Hosannaed hopes of welcoming,
While praises blend in harmonies,
When Christmas comes.
"When Christmas Comes" by Freeman Edwin Miller

In news:

MPN/Courtesy photo Pairing your dish with wine is an excellent way to enhance and blend the flavors found in the ingredients of a dish.
The name is a tribute to a blend of coffee created by Terrapin Beer Co. And Atlanta's Jittery Joe's that is used in this coffee stout.
Three groups will bring their unique blend of gospel, bluegrass and country during the Lake Region Pioneer Thresherman's Association's Threshing Days Friday and Saturday in Dalton.
She may be forced to wear a school uniform when pursuing an education, but Honey Boo Boo refuses to blend in with the other kids at her local Georgia school.
Ross double planetary mixers with a slightly tilted configuration are used in the preparation of pastes, gels, granulations and free-flowing dried powder blends.
At least some undercover officers have been using dark tint on front side windows to blend in better with the tinted cars of the drug dealers they track.
But in the African spiny mouse the team found that the ear hole does close, which is quite a feat considering the complex blend of cartilage, skin, hair, and other tissues that make up ears.
Less so is the blend of seriousness and exuberance found in Rico Worl's skateboard designs.
In high-stakes heists, as in Hollywood, you'd hope to be able to rely on a blend of exhaustive planning, exquisite plotting and unfailing execution to get the job done.
All the themes in the Coen Brothers' previous films blend harmoniously.
Mediterranean, Arabic and North African influences create a charming blend in this ancient capital.
PRODUCT EVALUATION Beforewinter blends into spring and then into summer, we had the chance to ride some snow-track-equipped quads in the cold Pacific Northwest.
The Michael David Winery in Lodi winery pushes the limits of creativity, not only in terms of unique blends but also equally out-of-the box labeling and nomenclature.
"The whole plan is the aliens are trying to blend in.".
Meadow rug in a wool-silk blend in Oatmeal by Tufenkian Artisan Carpets, 800-432-9917.
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In science:

Small relative shifts in the neighbor position are changing the degree of blending, thus influencing the photometry of the fainter component.
A simple method of correcting magnitudes for the errors introduced by atmospheric refraction
An example of blended ob jects is a pair of two first stars in Fig. 1 namely 22806 and 22807, whose positions are 10 pixels apart and there is another brighter star situated roughly in the middle of them.
A simple method of correcting magnitudes for the errors introduced by atmospheric refraction
Moreover, they form a partition of unity, or a blending system, in this space.
Generalized $C^1$ quadratic B-splines generated by Merrien subdivision algorithm and some applications
The observed line fluxes of each blend is presented in Table 2.
Spitzer-IRS Sectroscopy of the Prototype Wolf-Rayet star EZ CMa (HD 50896)
Observed mid-IR fine structure line intensities (units of 10−12 erg cm−2 s−1 ) in EZ CMa (uncorrected for potential blends with He ii lines), and adopted atomic parameters, including statistical weights of the upper and lower levels, ωu and ωl , transition probability, Aul , and collision strength Ωul at Te=14000K.
Spitzer-IRS Sectroscopy of the Prototype Wolf-Rayet star EZ CMa (HD 50896)
In the case of a magnetic field with significant multipole components, two (or more) hot polar caps could be very close on the star surface and their emission could be blended in a single peak.
On the polar caps of the 3 Musketeers
Ob jects which were classified by HSTphot as extended, blended or containing bad pixels were discarded, as were probably blended stars or stars in crowded areas with PSF fit χ2 > 2.5.
A Study of the Type II-P Supernova 2003gd in M74
As the supernovae age it becomes increasingly difficult to measure the minimum of the Fe i i λ5169 line as a blended trough begins appearing as shown in Figure 9.
A Study of the Type II-P Supernova 2003gd in M74
An extension down to 300 nm (Rayleigh scattering, Huggins ozone bands at 330 nm, although the latter are blended with SO2) is desirable. Access to the near-infrared (to 1.1 µm or 1.3 µm) is equally important because of the H2O and CO2 bands in this spectral region.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
Truncation blends in easily with Algorithm 6.1.
Truncated Groebner fans and lattice ideals
Blending as an explanation for the solar results presumably implies that the center-to-limb effect in the solar data is due to chance.
The Transparency of Solar Coronal Active Regions
We identify this line for the first time in an active region spectrum, and use it to estimate the strength of the Fe XVI blend at 15.26 ˚A.
The Transparency of Solar Coronal Active Regions
These results are thus consistent with Fe XVI blending at 15.26 ˚A in the low-temperature active region spectra.
The Transparency of Solar Coronal Active Regions
Thus the diagnostics all appear consistent with each other in the blending scenario.
The Transparency of Solar Coronal Active Regions
As opposed to dense star fields in the disk of our Galaxy, open clusters located away from the galactic plane are sparse enough for blending to be negligible.
Planets in Stellar Clusters Extensive Search. IV. A detection of a possible transiting planet candidate in the open cluster NGC 2158
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