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diffuse
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

3 uses
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Definition
to spread; or to soften or calm

or:

to be spread out (not concentrated) — sometimes implying a lack or organization or the use of too many words
  • There was, nevertheless, some sweetness diffused over that face, but it was the sweetness of a cat or a judge, an affected, treacherous sweetness.
    2.7.5 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 5 — The Two Men Clothed in Black (4% in)
  • Her beauty was so rare, that, at the moment when she appeared at the entrance of the apartment, it seemed as though she diffused a sort of light which was peculiar to herself.
    2.7.1 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 1 — The Danger of Confiding One's.... (58% in)
  • One drop of wine is sufficient to tinge a glass of water red; to diffuse a certain degree of ill temper throughout a whole assembly of pretty women, the arrival of a prettier woman suffices, especially when there is but one man present.
    2.7.1 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 1 — The Danger of Confiding One's.... (61% in)

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