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  • "And bless our sister in her weakness and affliction." Whom did he mean? Heavens, was he talking about Mercy? Had the man no perception at all? How Mercy must be shriveling at the fulsome words.   (source)
    fulsome = excessively sympathetic
  • It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull.   (source)
    fulsome = excessively complimentary
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  • He stuck them up before the fulsome ewes,   (source)
    fulsome = abundant
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  • There's a fulsome cheer.†   (source)
  • And, after a long round of fulsome apologies and ten hours of community service, Michael was restored to his former status of model citizen—and the incident never even hit the campus newspaper.†   (source)
  • In a flickering kaleidoscope of images she saw the blood running thickly down her naked thighs, heard the constant beating of the shower on the tiles, felt the soft patter of tampons and napkins against her skin as voices exhorted her to plug it UP, tasted the plump, fulsome bitterness of horror.†   (source)
  • She had a wonderful fulsome laugh.†   (source)
  • She accepted it with fulsome thanks; it was lovely to behold, and all that burnished copper would flash prettily in the sun, though if actual battle threatened, she would sooner be clad in steel.†   (source)
  • Up above, Exum howled, and further up, some fulsome, vague clouds with uneasy hearts blew peony-like.†   (source)
  • At the end of the practice USC's two biggest stars, quarterback Matt Leinert and running back Reggie Bush, along with the entire USC offensive line, came over to Michael, surrounded him, and offered fulsome praise of Coach O. As he eavesdropped on their banter, Sean Senior noticed a pair of shocking facts: ( 1) Michael was bigger than all the USC linemen; and (2) Sean Junior had somehow wormed his way into the scrum, and was sidling up to Reggie Bush.†   (source)
  • SCORPIUS (interrupting): Albus, as apologies go this is wonderfully fulsome, but you're starting to talk more about you than me again, so probably better to quit while you're ahead.†   (source)
  • The fulsome praise, the heartiness of hand and tongue, the liberal display of sentiment were as the breath of life to him: he was overwhelmingly insistent in the payment of drinks at the fountain, the bringer-home of packed ice-cream for Eliza, and of cigars to Gant and, as Gant gave publication to his generosity, the boy's need for it increased—he built up an image of himself as the Good Fellow, witty, unselfish, laughed at but liked by all—as BigHearted Unselfish Luke.†   (source)
  • It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull.†   (source)
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  • A morning mist hung over it now—a fulsome yet magnificent silvery veil, full of light from the sun, yet semi-opaque—the hedge behind it being in some measure hidden by its hazy luminousness.†   (source)
  • Her servility and fulsome compliments when Emmy was in prosperity were not more to that lady's liking.†   (source)
  • And by hideous contrast, a redundant orator was making a speech to another gathering not thirty steps away, in fulsome laudation of "our glorious British liberties!"†   (source)
  • —and further instancing the known truth that in the case of animals, the young, which may be called the green fruit of the creature, is the better, all confessing that when a goat is ripe, his fur doth heat and sore engame his flesh, the which defect, taken in connection with his several rancid habits, and fulsome appetites, and godless attitudes of mind, and bilious quality of morals—†   (source)
  • MRS BELLINGHAM: He addressed me in several handwritings with fulsome compliments as a Venus in furs and alleged profound pity for my frostbound coachman Palmer while in the same breath he expressed himself as envious of his earflaps and fleecy sheepskins and of his fortunate proximity to my person, when standing behind my chair wearing my livery and the armorial bearings of the Bellingham escutcheon garnished sable, a buck's head couped or.†   (source)
  • She embraced me after a most fulsome manner.†   (source)
  • I that was wash'd to death with fulsome wine, Poor Clarence, by thy guile betray'd to death!†   (source)
  • If it be aught to the old tune, my lord, It is as fat and fulsome to mine ear As howling after music.†   (source)
  • —Lie with her! that's fulsome.†   (source)
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