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  • v. Simple past of blow away.


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  • Following his formula of dividing the race into three sections, he blew away his rivals in the mountains, winning three stage victories in the Alps, including a time trial on the now-legendary climb to L’Alpe d’Huez.


  • With a puff she blew away the luminous thistledown and nameless creature and watched as they caught an updraft and soared until they disappeared skyward as the souls of the dead are claimed to do.

    Cold Mountain

  • The woods stood thick with honours, and earth lay smiling under the tokens of the summer's harvest, and the promise for the coming year; and the wind came in gusts over the lower country and up the hill-side, with a hearty good-will that blew away all vapours, physical and mental, from its path, bidding everything follow its example and be up and doing.


  • The pain had faded to a dull pounding that throbbed in time with her heartbeat, and the medspray was congealing her spilled blood, turning it to a dust that blew away as they rose.


  • Kamikaze is Japanese for “divine wind,” a reference to a storm in the 13th century that blew away a fleet of invading Mongols.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • If Conley turned out to have been the one who blew away their father, the tragedy would be compounded.

    Blood Test


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