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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bludgeon.


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  • He tries to offset Boehner's criticisms by pointing out that the GOP kept the votes on the prescription drug bill for hours so that their members could be "bludgeoned" into supporting it -- I gather that contrasts favorable, in Hoyer's mind, to the process his colleagues are going through right now.

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • But I really did feel like this "little gem" of a film kind of bludgeoned me with the cliché stick, and so I feel obligated to speak out.


  • Nonetheless, the Bush administration, in acquiescence to the Lobby, has "bludgeoned" its European partners to go along with its uncompromising support for the Jewish state despite all the obvious perils from it.

    The Power of Israel in the United States

  • (I don't know that she has been "bludgeoned" for it. Daily Fashion Show Pictures

  • This year, lawmakers, clergy, power brokers and diplomats will break bread under a disturbing pall cast by the Jan. 26 murder of David Kato, a well-known gay activist who was bludgeoned to death in his home in Kampala.

    Analysis: Controversy looms again for Nat. Prayer Breakfast

  • "I spoke to help people ... and I'm getting bludgeoned from one end to the other."

    Analysis: Controversy looms again for Nat. Prayer Breakfast

  • Ms. Bachmann, along with Rick Santorum, bludgeoned Mr. Perry for his executive order mandating the inoculation of children, accusing the governor of violating parental rights and engaging in a pay-to-play scheme in the process.

    Republican Tag Team

  • But given the growing threat of computer crime—a serious enough problem, as those who found their Facebook pages hijacked this week and filled with pornography and pictures of bludgeoned puppies will attest—the Obama administration wants the already broad CFAA made more robust.

    Are We All Online Criminals?

  • The Republican nominee had better have more than one super PAC spending on his behalf as early as March if he doesn't want to suffer the fate of Bob Dole in 1996 when Bill Clinton bludgeoned him unfairly on Medicare.

    The Super PAC Boomerang

  • You see, I was reading this piece about the outcry over plans to slaughter Grey Squirrels - how they are to be bludgeoned to death in order to save the poor, endangered little Red Squirrel from extinction (or worse, only being able to live in Scotland), and it got me thinking.

    Musings on Squirrels


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