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Effuse   Listen
Effuse  v. t.  (past & past part. effused; pres. part. effusing)  To pour out like a stream or freely; to cause to exude; to shed. (R.) "With gushing blood effused."

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"Effuse" Quotes from Famous Books

... with a duchess, but he is generally very well placed. As for a well- bred, handsome woman, there is no end to the privileges of her position in England, if she observes two or three rules. She should not effuse too much, nor be too generous of titles, nor should she fail of the necessary courtesy due always from guest to hostess. She should have herself presented at court by her Minister or by some distinguished friend, if She wishes ...
— Manners and Social Usages • Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood

... gaze like that of fascination. Olavida rocked, reeled, grasped the arm of a page, and at last, closing his eyes for a moment, as if to escape the horrible fascination of that unearthly glare (the Englishman's eyes were observed by all the guests, from the moment of his entrance, to effuse a most fearful and preternatural luster), exclaimed, "Who is among us?—Who?—I cannot utter a blessing while he is here. I cannot feel one. Where he treads, the earth is parched!—Where he breathes, the air is fire!—Where he feeds, the food is poison!— Where he turns ...
— The Lock and Key Library • Julian Hawthorne, Ed.

Words linked to "Effuse" :   emanate, pour, give out, pour out

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