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fulsome
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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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.)
  • A morning mist hung over it now—a fulsome yet magnificent silvery veil, full of light from the sun, yet semi-opaque—the hedge behind it being in some measure hidden by its hazy luminousness.

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  • Our government is good at spending more when the economy is troubled, but does not save during fulsome times.
  • He stuck them up before the fulsome ewes,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice

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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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