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fulsome
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Ulysses
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  • MRS BELLINGHAM: He addressed me in several handwritings with fulsome compliments as a Venus in furs and alleged profound pity for my frostbound coachman Palmer while in the same breath he expressed himself as envious of his earflaps and fleecy sheepskins and of his fortunate proximity to my person, when standing behind my chair wearing my livery and the armorial bearings of the Bellingham escutcheon garnished sable, a buck’s head couped or.

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as in: not my intention to be fulsome Define
compliments or praise given in an excessive manner -- often implying insincerity
as in: a fulsome fund for emergencies Define
abundant (editor's note: this sense of the word is frequently used in historic literature, but today the word is more commonly used to describe compliments or praise as excessive--often implying insincerity.)
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