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diffuse
used in David Copperfield

3 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
  • That's my manner of diffusing 'em.
    Chapters 13-15 (52% in)
  • One day when Mr. Creakle kept the house from indisposition, which naturally diffused a lively joy through the school, there was a good deal of noise in the course of the morning's work.
    Chapters 7-9 (16% in)
  • There was a sharp bracing air; the ground was dry; the sea was crisp and clear; the sun was diffusing abundance of light, if not much warmth; and everything was fresh and lively.
    Chapters 19-21 (65% in)

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