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


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  • Patricia Hewitt is said to be 'buoyed' up by the huge majority in last night's votes to ban smoking outright in public places (except House of Commons bars, natch) and believes that it would be possible to obtain a majority to ban the sale of alcohol in pubs.

    Exclusive: Patricia Hewitt to Ban Alcohol in Pubs & Hotels

  • I struck on to some heavy rocks that did n't show none, but a plow 'd be liable to ground on 'em, an' so I ketched holt an 'buoyed 'em same 's you see.

    Along Shore

  • Or Boyd Connoway would tell of the _Golden Hind_ having been seen out in the channel, of rafts of "buoyed" casks sunk to within three foot of the bottom, to be fished up when on a dark night the herring craft slipped out of Balcary or the Scaur, silent as a shadow.

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • I struck on to some heavy rocks that didn't show none, but a plow'd be liable to ground on 'em, an 'so I ketched holt an' buoyed 'em same's you see.

    The Country of the Pointed Firs

  • But Mr Worsnop said that the group had been "buoyed" by the message from Mr Grylls.

    News round-up

  • University lecturer Deborah O'Neill said she was "buoyed" by the reception from the community. | Top Stories

  • Chairman Richard Holloway said members were "buoyed" after hearing figures from the council.

    Express & Star

  • The New York Times reports that the record cold of 2009 is due to natural variations and even warned skeptics of man-made global warming not to be "buoyed" by the brutal cold.

    Jennifer Marohasy

  • Ingram Micro executive "buoyed" by economy's recovery.

    CRN Australia - News -

  • Despite the persistent lack of knowledge about Canada's traceability system, Cannon left the meetings "buoyed" his points were taken to heart.

    Edmonton Sun


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