blown (adj.) Old form(s): blowne
in full flower, in its bloom
AC III.xiii.39[Cleopatra to her maids, of those visiting her] Against the blown rose may they stop their nose / That kneeled unto the buds
AC IV.iv.25.1[Antony to the soldiers, possibly of the morning] 'Tis well blown, lads [or: the trumpets have been well blown]
Ham III.i.160[Ophelia alone, of Hamlet] That unmatched form and feature of blown youth
Ham III.iii.81[Hamlet to himself, of his father] With all his crimes broad blown
LLL V.ii.297[Boyet to and of ladies] Dismasked, their damask sweet commixture shown, / Are ... roses blown
MA IV.i.56[Claudio to Hero] You seem to me ... / As chaste as is the bud ere it be blown
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