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effusion -- as in: effusions of domestic joy
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Pride and Prejudice
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  • Her daughters listened in silence to this effusion, sensible that any attempt to reason with her or soothe her would only increase the irritation.
  • Let our first effusions be less insupportable than those of the generality of travellers.
  • This was enough to prove that her approbation need not be doubted: and Elizabeth, rejoicing that such an effusion was heard only by herself, soon went away.
  • After listening one morning to their effusions on this subject, Mr. Bennet coolly observed: "From all that I can collect by your manner of talking, you must be two of the silliest girls in the country.

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

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