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effusion -- as in: effusions of domestic joy
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • With this effusion of feeling, Miss Squeers went to bed.
  • I would rather, Kate, my dear,’ said Mrs Nickleby, with great solemnity, and an effusion of tears: ’I would rather, I declare, have been a pig-faced lady, than be exposed to such a life as this!’
  • Besides this effusion, there were innumerable complimentary allusions, also extracted from newspapers, such as—’We observe from an advertisement in another part of our paper of today, that the charming and highly-talented Miss Snevellicci takes her benefit on Wednesday, for which occasion she has put forth a bill of fare that might kindle exhilaration in the breast of a misanthrope.

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

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