blown (adj.) Old form(s): blowne
swollen, inflated with pride
1H4 IV.ii.47[Prince Hal to Falstaff] How now, blown Jack? [or: short-winded]
H5 IV.i.247[King Henry alone, as if to greatness] Thinks thou the fiery fever will go out / With titles blown from adulation?
KL IV.iv.27[Cordelia to herself] No blown ambition doth our arms incite / But love ... and our aged father's right
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