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Definitionto spread; or to soften or calm
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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