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drown out


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drown out make imperceptible "The noise from the ice machine drowned out the music"
    • ***


  • Joseph Conrad
    “A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavor to do, he drowns.”


In literature:

When you hear me hit the asphalt, send out for a chocolate ice cream soda and drown your sorrow.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
It seemed in those times as if it might get drowned out, there was so much water around it.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
I had two boys, who were both drowned when out in a fishing boat at Yarmouth.
"At the Point of the Bayonet" by G. A. Henty
The jaws opened and from between them came a moaning whistle, a complaint which was drowned out by the wash of the waves.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
He couldn't have slipped off the drift and drowned, because he can swim pretty well and would have swam out in a minute.
"The Big Brother" by George Cary Eggleston
The rain had now begun to fall, and poured down in torrents, drowning out their fires.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
All at once these sounds suddenly ceased, or rather were they drowned out by sounds louder and of a very different intonation.
"The Castaways" by Captain Mayne Reid
I should have been drowned if you had not hauled me out.
"The Lost Middy" by George Manville Fenn
Toglet drank copiously, as if to drown out the memory of what had occurred.
"The Young Bridge-Tender" by Arthur M. Winfield
A good play brought forth a cheer from the crowd which drowned out further talk.
"Randy of the River" by Horatio Alger Jr.
The noise they made would have drowned my voice, even had I ventured to cry out.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
Leaving them with their raft, he struck powerfully out toward the drowning man, and they both went down in the vast sea chasm together.
"Adrift in the Wilds" by Edward S. Ellis
I was nearly drowned yesterday in a river, only Johnson, the chauffeur, fished me out.
"The Princess of the School" by Angela Brazil
The only thing to do was to drown them out.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putnam Serviss
Payne was drowned in her with eight men when she was first sent out.
"A Little Traitor to the South" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Moreover, it was a short one, and the fire had long ago been drowned out.
"The Red Man's Revenge" by R.M. Ballantyne
As they neared the shore, however, this man suddenly cried out like one who is drowning.
"In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
He sprang round to the lower end of the pool just in time to hold out his hand to the drowning girl.
"The Battery and the Boiler" by R.M. Ballantyne
He'll wash under, tangle up, and be drowned before we get a chanst to snake him out.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
If uncle is drowned, and I ever get out alive, I will be revenged on them.
"The Settlers at Home" by Harriet Martineau

In poetry:

Each when the dark tide drowns their star,
Cries out, "Thou art not one with me:
One flesh we seemed when eyes could see,
But now, how far thou art! How far!"
"The Egoists" by Edith Nesbit
The eyes of this dead lady speak to me,
For here was love, was not to be drowned out.
And here desire, not to be kissed away.
The eyes of this dead lady speak to me.
"The Picture" by Ezra Pound
For through the moaning of the trees
He seemed to hear the sound
Of his own laughter in the breeze
Keep roaming out till drowned
In wild and bitter mockeries
Up-answering from the ground.
"Ned Connor" by Charles Harpur
The poet must be or become both Keats and Renoir and
Keats as Renoir.
Mozart as Figaro and Edgar Allan Poe as Ophelia, stoned out of her mind
drowning in the river called forever river and ever…
"Apollo Musagete, Poetry, And The Leader Of The Muses" by Delmore Schwartz
Hang it all, Slessor, as Pound once said to Browning,
Why have you sailed so untimely out on the water
To vanish up in a cloud or down by drowning
Whichever it was? You should have died hereafter.
"For: Kenneth Slessor" by Douglas Alexander Stewart
That's the cuckoo, you say. I cannot hear it.
When last I heard it I cannot recall; but I know
Too well the year when first I failed to hear it -
It was drowned by my man groaning out to his sheep 'Ho! Ho!'
"The Cuckoo" by Edward Thomas

In news:

Healing has almost dropped out of the so-called health-care debate, drowned out by political and economic issues and loud competing ideologies.
The rest of McTighe's words were drowned out by screaming, ecstatic cheers.
That's what a Vancouver, WA lifeguard found out last month when he saved a young boy from drowning and later got a bill for his efforts.
As Tampa Bay Rays Draw a Noisy Throng, Robert Szasz Gets Drowned Out.
Fa-la-la has to drown out gr-r-r. You will be redirected to the page you want to view in.
Outside groups drown out candidates.
Authorities say a whitewater rafting guide was apparently drunk when a 53-year-old Ohio woman fell out of his raft and drowned during an outing on an Adirondack river.
The wit of 'Seven Psychopaths' is drowned out.
The roar of the crowd is likely to drown out the revving of the racers.
Luckily, Sarasota enjoys an abundance of live choral concerts this season that all but drown out the piped-in shopping mall Christmas carols.
Drown out family arguments with the sonic feast laid before you.
Early on, concert volume approached levels that could drown out a jet's takeoff.
Fa- la-la has to drown out gr-r-r. You will be redirected to the page you want to view in.
When Tina Ko bent at the waist, Lydia 's feet left the ground and her laughter drowned out the wind.
I'm not kidding, this kitty will drowned out the t.v.

In science:

Fig. (2) shows this variation for B1422+231 again. A small positive b coefficient (b ≈ a/10) is noticeable, but is largely drowned out by variation from other degeneracies.
Gravitational lensing model degeneracies: Is steepness all-important?
As a result, our customers keep asking questions like “How hard can it be?”, and our genteel scholarly dialog is drowned out by crowd-sourced cacophony.
Fully Digital: Policy and Process Implications for the AAS
The minute one examines any part of natural history as our understanding of it is growing, experience begins to drown out common sense.
Possible Implications of the Quantum Theory of Gravity
In fact, a fitness advantage that is too small will not affect the population at all, because selection effects will be drowned out by random fluctuations.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
This is because the other nodes might (with non-zero probability) crowd round i, drowning out the intended signal from j.
Interference Mitigation in Large Random Wireless Networks
Interestingly, this is discontinuous with the deterministic channel at q = 0.) The dilution model describes the case where a very small number of defective items in a testing pool might be ‘drowned out’ by the nondefective items.
Interference Mitigation in Large Random Wireless Networks
Ideally, to isolate effects of the Weyl points, it is best that they lie right at the Fermi energy, and that there are no Fermi surfaces (whose contributions to response properties would drown out signals from the Weyl points).
Beyond Band Insulators: Topology of Semi-metals and Interacting Phases
One can think of the rate of growth of the function around its minimum as determining how much the oracle’s noise will drown out the true gradient information, thus measuring the signal to noise ratio near the optimum.
Optimal rates for first-order stochastic convex optimization under Tsybakov noise condition