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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of bombast.

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  • Others there be that fall into the contrary vice by vsing such bombasted wordes, as seeme altogether farced full of winde, being a great deale to high and loftie for the matter, whereof ye may finde too many in all popular rymers.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • ’ ‘Nor for me., ’ quoth Sancho; ‘for I have been bombasted by more than four hundred Moors, which have hammered me in such sort as the bruising of the pack-staves was gilded bread and spice-cakes in comparison of it.

    The Third Book. III. Wherein Are Rehearsed the Innumerable Misfortunes Which Don Quixote and His Good Squire Sancho Suffered in the Inn, Which He, to His Harm, Thought to Be a Castle

  • Cover each of your cock's heels with a pair of hots made of bombasted rolls of leather, so covering the spurs that they cannot bruise or wound one another, and so setting them down on straw in a room, or green grass abroad; let them fight a good while, but by no means suffer them to draw blood of one another.

    The Gaming Table : Its Votaries and Victims : Vol. 2

  • Worse still are the monstrous doublets, reaching down to the middle of the thighs, so hard quilted, stuffed, bombasted, and sewed that the wearer can hardly stoop down in them.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • Worse still are the monstrous doublets, reaching down to the middle of the thighs, so hard quilted, stuffed, bombasted, and sewed that the wearer can hardly stoop down in them.

    For Whom Shakespeare Wrote

  • Worse still are the monstrous doublets, reaching down to the middle of the thighs, so hard quilted, stuffed, bombasted, and sewed that the wearer can hardly stoop down in them.

    Complete Essays

  • Others there be that fall into the contrary vice by vsing such bombasted wordes, as seeme altogether farced full of winde, being a great deale to high and loftie for the matter, whereof ye may finde too many in all popular rymers.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • "We've been lambasted, bombasted and held in such disdain," Sheila Glass said.

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  • Mistress _Lewthwaite_, with _Alice, Nym, Jack_, and _Robin_ (and by the same token, _Nym_ played the despairing gallant that I could not choose but laugh, his hat awry and his ruff all o 'one side, and a bombasted

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest The Annals of Selwick Hall

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