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OTHER WORDS FROM puffpuff·ing·ly, adverbun·puffed, adjectiveun·puff·ing, adjective
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How to use puff in a sentence
For me, that means no super-rich dips, no fussily layered toasts, and definitely nothing involving puff pastry or muffin tins or toothpicks.A Holiday Snacking Game Plan That Won’t Stress You Out|Elazar Sontag|November 23, 2020|Eater
Dust your work surface with flour to prevent sticking, and roll your puff pastry into a rectangle about eight inches long.Ease into Winter with Backcountry-Approved Comfort Food|Christina Bernstein|November 12, 2020|Outside Online
Yet, “I Have Something to Tell You” isn’t your typical, political puff piece.‘I Have Something to Tell You’ not typical, political puff piece|Kathi Wolfe|September 24, 2020|Washington Blade
By the 1960s, researchers discovered that flooding the subterranean reservoirs with steam or injecting it in cycles, through a process known as “huff and puff,” worked well.Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them.|by Janet Wilson, The Desert Sun, and Lylla Younes, ProPublica|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
It plays relaxing music at just the right volume, releases a puff of light lavender-scented essential oil, and maybe even says some meditative quotes to calm you down.Cars Will Soon Be Able to Sense and React to Your Emotions|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|July 29, 2020|Singularity Hub
It has French ingredients like leeks and tarragon, and I use puff pastry to make the crust easy!
And even ordinary exercisers may subject themselves to dirty looks if they puff near their gym.
So we salute you, Mr. Fielder, even as we continue to huff and puff at the gym in pursuit of those rippling ridges.Prince Fielder’s Demi Moore Moment: World Loses It Over Athlete Without Six-Pack|Tim Teeman|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In his new video for “I Want the Love,” Puff Daddy sits tight on what appears to be a pretty good replica of the iron throne.Stars, They’re Obsessed with ‘Game of Thrones’ Just Like Us!|Amy Zimmerman|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I walked behind the idling swing and gave it a gentle puff of a push.
It was a white silk, with an immense train, of course, and without overskirt—simply caught up in a great puff behind.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
It curled and twisted in the embers as if it had been a living thing; a puff of smoke, a pungent odour, and it was gone.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The horse made a spring to one side, and the beautiful new pipe was broken before the old hero had taken a single puff.
The flounces were so full and fluffy that he held his knees back nervously lest he should disturb a puff.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Will not one puff of that narcotic breath drowse deep all watching dragons, and make for him the sleeping beauties of his will?