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effusion -- as in: effusions of domestic joy
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • But then, what reams of other manuscripts—filled, not with the dulness of official formalities, but with the thought of inventive brains and the rich effusion of deep hearts—had gone equally to oblivion; and that, moreover, without serving a purpose in their day, as these heaped-up papers had, and—saddest of all—without purchasing for their writers the comfortable livelihood which the clerks of the Custom-House had gained by these worthless scratchings of the pen.

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  • I read her latest effusion about the health care mess.
  • greeted him with effusion

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