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  • A buffet of wind made him stagger and he saw that he was out in the open, on rock, under a brassy sky.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
buffet = push
  • The owl was so small, in fact, that it kept tumbling over in the air, buffeted this way and that in the train's slipstream.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Was he alone, that long night, whose brave, loving spirit was bearing up, in that old shed, against buffeting and brutal stripes?
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Someone buffeted her aside.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • Her kite buffeted the air with its massive wings.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • 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
  • He could feel the tensed, straddling inside of her buffeting thighs and knees squeezing and churning around one of his legs.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The water churns and we are buffeted.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Looking down a long boulevard, he saw trees tossing snow skyward as they were buffeted by the wind.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Outside the window there was nothing to be seen but a buffeting curtain of white.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • In the shaking of the truck and the buffeting of dust and wind, I can only breathe in short shallow gasps.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • One of the wings buffeted the sellsword in his face.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Then the winds buffeted him, the mighty winds that circle through Heaven.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The wind buffeted the little cottage and the fire leapt and crackled, and Bill was soon opening another bottle of wine.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I am a stranger in a strange city and I am buffeted by the philistines.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Yet he's far away from me in a place where he's buffeted by emotions deep and unkind.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Clouds of water vapor swirled around me, winds so powerful they buffeted Hyperion and flattened the grass in a twenty-yard radius.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Buffeting fans on the ceiling did little to dispel the sweltering heat or the smell of death.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • It was nearly impossible to stand up on the platform, which was continuously buffeted by this enormously heavy sea.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • I didn't feel the buffeting so much as before.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon

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