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  • It grows profusely in this area.
  • She expressed profuse gratitude.
  • She perspired profusely in the humidity.
  • My Lady signifies, without profuse expenditure of words, that she is as wearily well as she can hope to be.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Bleak House

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  • You’d find life under the glass, streaming past in infinite profusion.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Phil walked over and sat down beside me and reviewed the symptoms: abdominal pain, profuse vomiting, a fever that had come and gone.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Bill was sitting at the small kitchen table, holding a bedsheet to his arm, which was bleeding profusely.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • [of flowers]  They startled me with their crimson faces, massed one upon the other in incredible profusion,
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Within an instant, she was bleeding so profusely that I realized there was no time to even call an ambulance.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Monday morning Coodemay and Sterrett stopped by and begged her pardon profusely and gave her five dollars apiece.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God

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  • He wiped his forehead, which had broken out in profuse perspiration at the thought of the pain which he might have to inflict upon the poor soul already so tortured.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • That was when I learned that, in America, you don’t reveal the ending of the movie, and if you do, you will be scorned and made to apologize profusely for having committed the sin of Spoiling the End.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Beloved, sweating profusely, was sprawled on the bed...
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • lush well-watered meads along the shore, vines in profusion, prairie, clear for the plow, where grain would grow chin high by harvest time, and rich sub-soil.]
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He was quite portly, with a profusion of gray hair, and small blue eyes which age had robbed of much of their brightness but none of their penetration.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • In the fullness of their revelry, they fluttered, chirping and frolicking from bush to bush, and tree to tree, capricious from the very profusion and variety around them.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Along one edge are Uncle’s African violets, profusely purple,
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • There were sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores,
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • Ork is now weeping profusely, so moved that his throat constricts.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • In several instances he found green spots in the vessel walls, but never in the profusion he found for cerebral vessels.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • When my mother called to complain, the customer service person apologized profusely.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Finally we called on some distant relations, who scolded us profusely for not having come to them in the first place.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Garrett woke and sat up in bed, sweating profusely.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • Jason hugged both of us again, thanked us profusely, and parted.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • No matter what she picked, LuLing profusely thanked Precious Auntie.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Bourne played upon them swiftly, and once again dragged his victim through the crowd, apologizing profusely
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Little Jinny Stark, after all, fell, skinned her knee and bled profusely.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • I declined, of course, thanking her profusely, which I’m sure she understood, and getting out of it as best I could.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • An event was taking place at the Kubinka, a decently attended affair, which accounted for the profusion of automobiles,
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Then, the lips are moistened profusely.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • A sheepish Connor apologized profusely while Lucia screamed at him in Italian.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Bustle and hurry of scullions, fat cooks, and diminutive apprentices, their caps profusely decorated with cock’s feathers and wings of guinea-fowl.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Homer continues the cultural work of amalgamating a profusion of myths into a harmony,
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • The general furniture was profuse, comfortless, antique, and tattered.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • He did apologize profusely.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • At first Mark wondered if the man was just sweating profusely.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • The room was freezing, but he was sweating profusely.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • After she answered the survey questions, Nanci sent her a profuse thank-you, and told her she could choose the T-shirt of her choice, and directed Mae to her consumer site.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I thanked Fenwick profusely as I left his salon, the only friend I’d made in months.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Soon my air comes back and with it my voice, and I thank her profusely for being patient and kind.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Kai gaped at her, lips left hanging open, and though Cinder’s gut reaction was to back away and apologize profusely, she swallowed it down.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • No wonder the councilman was sweating so profusely.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • To the left and right were the violins and cellos. whose bows moved in great waves,  and behind them in numberless profusion the piccolos, flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons, horns, trumpets, trombones, and tubas were all playing at once.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • In the evening Hattie had me help her prepare for a ball, including plucking out the hairs that grew in profusion above her upper lip.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Blood suddenly is everywhere because blows to the head bleed profusely.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Now might be the moment to swear profusely that I had no intention of bringing up her period in any manner, much less one containing the word rag, but I feel safer keeping my mouth shut right about now and letting her play this out.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • She apologized profusely when I commended her for the salt of her tongue.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • My long, sordid history with the White Noise included several episodes of fainting, vomiting, and memory loss, not to mention my most recent experience with bleeding profusely out of my eyes and nose.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Accepting with perhaps a little too much gratitude the fine hand-rolled Cuban cigar offered him by Durrfeld, he expresses his profuse admiration for a recent German achievement.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The basket on Mrs. Fitz’s arm carried a profusion of garlic cloves, the source of the summer’s crop.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
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