blown

Definitions

  • "EVERYTHING WAS BLOWN TO PIECES."
    "EVERYTHING WAS BLOWN TO PIECES."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj blown breathing laboriously or convulsively
    • adj blown being moved or acted upon by moving air or vapor "blown clouds of dust choked the riders","blown soil mounded on the window sill"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Blown Covered with the eggs and larvæ of flies; fly blown.
    • p. p. & a Blown Opened; in blossom or having blossomed, as a flower.
    • Blown Out of breath; tired; exhausted.
    • Blown Stale; worthless.
    • Blown Swollen; inflated; distended; puffed up, as cattle when gorged with green food which develops gas.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • blown Swelled; inflated.
    • blown Spongy or porous from the presence of bubbles of air or gas: said of metal castings.
    • blown Stale from exposure, as to air or flies; hence, tainted; unsavory: as, blown drink (obsolete); blown meat; a blown reputation. See flyblown.
    • blown Out of breath; tired; exhausted: as, “their horses much blown,”
    • blown In farriery, having the stomach distended by gorging green food: said of cattle.
    • blown Emptied by blowing, as an egg.
    • blown Fully expanded or opened, as a flower: as, “the blown rose,”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Blown out of breath, tired: swelled: stale, worthless
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Quotations

  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas
    “I can't tell you how many shows I've done with full-blown migraine headaches.”
  • Simone De Beauvoir
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    “What is an adult? A child blown up by age.”
  • James Russell Lowell
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    “Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.”
  • E.E. (Edward. E.) Cummings
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    “A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.”
  • Sri Sarada Devi
    Sri Sarada Devi
    “As clouds are blown away by the wind, the thirst for material pleasures will be driven away by the utterance of the Lord's name.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket; a very few names may be considered as perpetual lamps that shine unconsumed.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bláwan; Ger. blähen, blasen; L. flare.

Usage

In literature:

He escaped being blown to pieces by dropping through an open hatchway.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
The tuft was at once blown out into the room.
"Rollo's Philosophy. [Air]" by Jacob Abbott
Eventually, a mine was blown here on the night of the final evacuation by the Australians.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
A Sikh had a leg almost entirely blown off.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
After this a small mine was blown up under our old trenches at Hill 60 and a platoon was wiped out there.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
The wind and the rain had almost blown her to pieces.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Whereas, if it were blown up now it might be repaired and their water taken when they needed it most.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
I'll bet you my old hat that if we do hit a mine and get blown up I go higher than you do!
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
If I had been in the cellar when you took me, I would at once have blown up all.
"It Might Have Been" by Emily Sarah Holt
A giant shell had blown up our dugout.
"World's War Events, Vol. II" by Various
Also, a cod-fish rises to the surface, and is easily taken, if blown.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
There is a large coal-mine here, and the people are in a deadly funk about being blown up.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Blocks of buildings were blown up with powder, guncotton, and dynamite, or torn down by men armed with axes and ropes.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
The ship was blown ashore and was under the Mexican guns.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Worst of all he had blown out the dynamic spark within himself that is the source of life and hope.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
The ballast tanks were "blown", and cautiously U75 rose to the surface.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
That night, when he had blown out his candle, he reviewed Thenard's proposition in the dark.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
The apple blossoms had gone, blown in fragrant drifts afar upon field and meadow.
"Master of the Vineyard" by Myrtle Reed
Mines were to be blown at an early hour.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
Great gouts of awful smelling fluid were flung out and blown to mist by the explosions.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
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In poetry:

Up where the cleaner
Winds are blown,
Where is the ecstasy
I have known?
"Rising Wolf" by Norman MacLeod
Empty. Dry.
In full-blown spring?
I feel like a twig."
- "That's an old song!
"Conversation With A Genius" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
Do I Northward turn--
O'er the waste lands lone,
Soft as eider down
Are the snowflakes blown.
"To Russia" by Ivan Nikitin
Heads forget heaviness,
Hearts forget spleen,
For by that mighty winnowing
Being is blown clean.
"The Day's March" by Robert Nichols
But you do not yet see me,
Who am a torch blown along the wind,
Flickering to a spark
But never out.
"To The Others" by Lola Ridge
Presently red roses blown
Will make all the garden gay..
Not yet have the daisies grown
On your clay.
"Spring In War-Time" by Edith Nesbit

In news:

So it's no surprise that her new "MDNA" tour gained some extra oomph from Thursday's blown-up stadium version at Yankee Stadium.
If declining payment rates force physicians to stop seeing new Medicare patients or drop some of their current ones, the American Medical Association worries that this problem of patient overload could become a full-blown crisis.
The entire town has been covered in foam blown ashore by strong winds from the North Sea.
After starting 3-1, the Mets have lost eight out of nine, and have repeatedly blown leads.
No recent book has blown a bigger hole in the proposition that the US must follow a policy of "positive engagement" with China than The Coming Conflict with China.
Patented is a method that includes converting a polyethylene resin into a film by a high-stalk blown extrusion process.
Polypropylene film Borealis Lyngby Denmark Borealis introduces Borpact BC914TF heterophasic copolymer for thermoformed, cast and blown film.
Music giants like Frank Zappa and jazzmen Art Blakey and Cecil Taylor were blown away by a 23-year-old Stanley Jordan who radically redefined the potentials of guitar music.
For NBA, door blown practically off hinges.
A second, smaller oil containment box has been lowered into the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the oil leak and blown-out well.
Infante says he was "blown away" by Delgado's arrangements.
Tom Wort's shoulder injury "blown way out of proportion ".
Romney aide's Etch a Sketch remark blown out of proportion .
Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer: Charges vs Floyd Mayweather blown out of proportion .
Broncos' Damond Smith, Doug Wiggins: Incident 'blown out of proportion '.
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In science:

If −1, then the curve must have valency at least three (since any −1 exceptional curve that could be blown down is a cutting divisor).
Rational polynomials of simple type
Thus, at most one point on L∞ is blown up and ˜L∞ · ˜L∞ = 0 or −1.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Lemma 3.5. A configuration of curves that contains two branches consisting of curves of self-intersection < −1 that meet at a valency > 2 curve of self-intersection greater than or equal to −1 as in Figure 2 (where the meeting curve is drawn with valency 3 for convenience) cannot be blown down to a Morrow configuration.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Figure 7 gives the dual graph of the partially blown up C where the label of each curve is now its self-intersection number.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Dual graph of partially blown-up configuration of curves.
Rational polynomials of simple type
The curve over infinity, L∞ is not blown up since there are no triple points.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Dual graph of partially blown-up configuration of curves for Fig. 10.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Hence the (1, 0) horizontal curves will be blown up at least m times and their proper transforms will have self-intersection < −m.
Rational polynomials of simple type
The outburst of transient radio jets, blown by central black holes, may be triggered by subcluster mergers (Bliton et al. 1998), or by accretion of the cooling material, producing a duty cycle.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
Now, if the beams inmediately below the uppermost block are suddenly blown off, it would start falling with acceleration g and zero initial velocity.
Some simple physical facts about the collapse of the Twin Towers
Now consider the case when the beams blown away are those above the m-th block.
Some simple physical facts about the collapse of the Twin Towers
Since the actual time seems to be around 17 s, this imply that the fraction of mass blown away from the pile as the walls are squashed is somewhat above 1/4 (assuming no matter fall from the back of the collapsed pile).
Some simple physical facts about the collapse of the Twin Towers
In other words each node v is blown up into n nodes vi where i is the direction the walk came from.
Quantum Random Walks Hit Exponentially Faster
The above mean-field treatment shows such an assumption to be unnecessary; what one sees at the glass transition are simple Arrhenius relaxations of no particularly large number density, blown up to impressive size by the small denominator of eq. (14).
Energy landscape - a key concept for the dynamics of glasses and liquids
It is likely that the hot X-ray wind, in travelling out into the IGM, has blown this hole in the intervening cold neutral material.
First Look XMM-Newton EPIC Observations of the Prototypical Starburst Galaxy M82
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