flown

1 of 2

past participle of fly

flown

2 of 2

adjective

: filled to excess

Examples of flown in a Sentence

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Adjective
However, glucose and potassium levels of the flown and stationary samples did differ, so scientists conducted additional tests that involved shaking blood samples for three hours. Lauren Sigfusson, Discover Magazine, 19 Sep. 2017 Even full-flown diabetes can be put into remission, Gabbay said, with a regime of diet, exercise and stress reduction and proper use of medications. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 14 Nov. 2021 The jovial candid photos of the leaders and their high-flown speeches amply testified to the event’s momentousness. New York Times, 28 Mar. 2022 And yet, Pearse’s rhetoric, while particularly high-flown, was not so uncommon in his time. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 18 Mar. 2022 Though the company has re-flown boosters and spacecraft dozens of times on satellite and cargo launches over the past several years, this marks the first time the company has reused hardware for a crewed mission. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 24 Apr. 2021 Though the company has re-flown boosters and spacecraft dozens of times on satellite and cargo launches over the past several years, this will mark the first time the company will reuse hardware for a crewed mission. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 22 Apr. 2021 Though the company has re-flown boosters and spacecraft dozens of times on satellite and cargo launches, this will mark the first time the company will reuse hardware for a crewed mission. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 23 Apr. 2021 Ten years ago: After a trip to the International Space Station, shuttle Discovery ended its career as the most flown U.S. spaceship, returning from orbit for the last time. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, 9 Mar. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

archaic past participle of flow entry 1

First Known Use

Adjective

1626, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flown was in 1626

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“Flown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flown. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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flown

past participle of fly entry 1

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