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Bluster (noun)

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Blu'ster. n.s. [from the verb.]

  1. Roar; noise, tumult.

                            The skies look grimly,
    And threaten present blusters.
    Shakesp. Twelfth Night.

                                To the winds they set
    Their corners; when with bluster to confound
    Sea, air, and shore.
    Milton's Paradise Lost, b. x. l. 665.

    So, by the brazen bluster,
    Troops of all tongues and nations muster.

  2. Boast; boisterousness; turbulence; fury.

    Spare thy Athenian cradle, and those kin,
    Which in the bluster of thy wrath must fall
    With those that have offended.
    Shakesp. Timon.

    A coward makes a great deal more bluster than a man of honour. L'Estrange.

Sources: L'Estrange, Roger (131) · Milton, John (449) · Swift, Jonathan (306) · Shakespeare's Timon of Athens (32) · Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (36)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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