Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of leaping forth or forward; projection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of leaping forth or forward; projection.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of leaping forward; hence, a standing out.

Etymologies

Latin prosilere to leap forth. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I use the word abrupt, because in spite of the scattered instances of female prosiliency throughout history, and the long struggle beginning in the last century for the vote, or the individual determination to strive for some more distinguished fashion of coping with poverty than school-teaching or boarding-house keeping, the concerted awakening of the sex was almost as abrupt as the European War.

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