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effusion -- as in: effusions of domestic joy
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • The prize was delivered to Tom with as much effusion as the superintendent could pump up under the circumstances; but it lacked somewhat of the true gush, for the poor fellow’s instinct taught him that there was a mystery here that could not well bear the light, perhaps; it was simply preposterous that this boy had warehoused two thousand sheaves of Scriptural wisdom on his premises—a dozen would strain his capacity, without a doubt.

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

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