: minutely detailed
a blow-by-blow account

Examples of blow-by-blow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Players provide insights and scientists give blow-by-blow accounts of the specific scientific principles such as Newton’s Three Laws of Motion, kinematics and projectile motion. Sheril Kirshenbaum, Discover Magazine, 15 Sep. 2010 On Israel’s leading Channel 12 television broadcast, this past weekend had a blow-by-blow account of a standoff between Israeli troops and Hamas militants inside a kibbutz where only two out of the 15 Israeli civilians being held hostage survived. Neri Zilber, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Dec. 2023 But if ‘Fair Play’ spends the better part of two hours tracing this newly lopsided romance to its logical, unhappy conclusion, the blow-by-blow machinations are still a chilly wonder to behold. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 29 Sep. 2023 Here’s a rundown, and catch our blow-by-blow recap. Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 For blow-by-blow coverage, Bloomberg’s Leah Nylen will be posting updates on Bluesky and is consistently one of the best sources for fast-moving detail in antitrust trials. Adi Robertson, The Verge, 12 Sep. 2023 In contrast, independent Russian media outside the country, such as online news outlet Meduza, gave blow-by-blow coverage of the crash. Emma Burrows,, 24 Aug. 2023 The book is more of a blow-by-blow tick-tock assemblage than a cohesive overview with a point of view other than that these were really cool shows. Chris Vognar,, 22 June 2023 Though general readers may tire of King’s blow-by-blow account of legislative efforts to save Yosemite, the book will resonate with students of environmental policy — and bring to bear on stories making California headlines every day. Mary Ann Gwinn, Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blow-by-blow was in 1921

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“Blow-by-blow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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