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buffet -- as in: buffeted by
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • …the life-matrimonial, may perhaps suggest, in this place, that the good couple would be better likened to two principals in a sparring match, who, when fortune is low and backers scarce, will chivalrously set to, for the mere pleasure of the buffeting; and in one respect indeed this comparison would hold good; for, as the adventurous pair of the Fives’ Court will afterwards send round a hat, and trust to the bounty of the lookers-on for the means of regaling themselves, so Mr Godfrey…

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  • That’s what she looks like, actually—like a snowflake being buffeted around in the wind, twisting and turning on currents of air.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • The cars were steadily whizzing by me on the narrow two-way of Route 9, the muffled slingshot of their passing buffeted by the safety glass.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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