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suffuse
used in The House of Mirth

6 uses
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Definition cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across;
or: to become overspread as with a fluid, a color, a gleam of light
  • "Oh, don't," said Lily, with a quick suffusion of colour.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 (47% in)
  • "I've got a few new things," he said, suffused with pleasure, but lowering his voice as though he feared his fellow-passengers might be in league to despoil him.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 (53% in)
  • She could not herself have explained the sense of buoyancy which seemed to lift and swing her above the sun-suffused world at her feet.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 (12% in)
  • "It was no place for you, anyhow," he agreed, so suffused and immersed in the light of her full gaze that he found himself being drawn into strange depths of intimacy.
    2.10 -- Book 2 Chapter 10 (62% in)
  • She had even felt a momentary exhilaration at the thought of thus relieving herself of her detested secret; but the sensation gradually faded in the telling, and as she ended her pallour was suffused with a deep blush of misery.
    2.10 -- Book 2 Chapter 10 (73% in)
  • A wave of colour suffused her, and the words died on her lips.
    2.12 -- Book 2 Chapter 12 (62% in)

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