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Definition an enthusiastic expression of feelings or thoughts


something flowing or given off (often a liquid or gas under pressure such as blood or leaking gas)
  • I read her latest effusion about the health care mess.
effusion = an enthusiastic expression of feelings or thoughts
  • greeted him with effusion
  • For to prevent the effusion of blood, and for the avoiding all other inconveniences likely to grow from the wars now levied in our realm of Narnia, it is our pleasure to adventure our royal person on behalf of our trusty and well-beloved Caspian in clean wager of battle to prove upon your Lordship's body that the said Caspian is lawful King under us in Narnia ...
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • effusion = flowing
  • He thanked me with effusion, and said that putting the thing in this form removed every objection.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • "I am so glad that you have come," said he, shaking our hands with effusion.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  • With this effusion of feeling, Miss Squeers went to bed.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • We must stop the effusion of innocent blood.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 1
  • ankle joint effusion
  • Instead, their light effused the sky with an eerie, gray-white glow.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Ever since I've been here I've had such a loathsome feeling, just as if I'd been reading Gogol's effusions to the governor of Kalouga's wife.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • But again she did not finish her effusion; he had asked Izz to go with him, and perhaps he did not care for her at all.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • Henrietta was touched; there was nature in this bitter effusion.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • He, she thought must have an inexhaustible love to lavish it upon the crowd with such effusion.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • A warm tingling glow without effusion.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Henrietta was touched; there was nature in this bitter effusion.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • Was it, as "Batty" pretends, a mere effusion of grief?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • It was but an effusion of lively spirits.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • — When Dorothea accepted him with effusion, that was only natural; and Mr. Casaubon believed that his happiness was going to begin.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • She could not finish the generous effusion.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Her daughters listened in silence to this effusion, sensible that any attempt to reason with her or soothe her would only increase the irritation.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice

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