Yet a moment like this seems so overblown, so grandiloquent, and so self-consciously heroic that it simply stuns me.
So much public sculpture comes off as oversized and overblown – as plop art, with pretensions to grandeur and greatness.
Boustany echoed an idea that many came to believe, that talk of doomsday was overblown.
But it would be incorrect to conclude from that that the AIDS crisis was overblown.
Others wondered whether our own nostalgia for the series is overblown.
One of them is growing like a creeper around the branches of this overblown gorse-bush.
Or ‘Friar Tuck’ so overblown He tipped the scale at fifteen stone.
Cornelia blushed; but some of the loose petals of the overblown rose in her bosom became detached, and floated earthward.
One of these is notoriously tumidity—an overblown exaggeration of phrase.
She did not add that the coral and silver brocade gave Mrs. Pletheridge a curious resemblance to an overblown prize hollyhock.