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effusion -- as in: effusions of domestic joy
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The Age of Innocence
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  • It was the old New York way of taking life "without effusion of blood": the way of people who dreaded scandal more than disease, who placed decency above courage, and who considered that nothing was more ill-bred than "scenes," except the behaviour of those who gave rise to them.

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

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