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diffuse
used in Frankenstein

4 uses
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Definition to spread; or to soften or calm

or:

to be spread out (not concentrated) — sometimes implying a lack or organization or the use of too many words
  • There, Margaret, the sun is forever visible, its broad disk just skirting the horizon and diffusing a perpetual splendour.
    Introductory Letters (4% in)
  • They made many signs which I did not comprehend, but I saw that her presence diffused gladness through the cottage, dispelling their sorrow as the sun dissipates the morning mists.
    Chapter 13 (24% in)
  • The presence of Safie diffused happiness among its inhabitants, and I also found that a greater degree of plenty reigned there.
    Chapter 15 (45% in)
  • One day, when the sun shone on the red leaves that strewed the ground and diffused cheerfulness, although it denied warmth, Safie, Agatha, and Felix departed on a long country walk, and the old man, at his own desire, was left alone in the cottage.
    Chapter 15 (65% in)

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