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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of circumfuse.


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  • Every one sees the body of the sun, but no one sees his soul, nor the soul of any other body living or dead; and yet there is great reason to believe that this nature, unperceived by any of our senses, is circumfused around them all, but is perceived by mind; and therefore by mind and reflection only let us apprehend the following point.


  • "The naturalists say they are generated in the sky by fulgurous exhalation conglobed in a cloud by the circumfused humor."

    The Book of the Damned

  • Dante has also beautifully described this circumfused light of Deity: --

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

  • Earth, and all that appertains thereto, speedily passed from his eyes, and they were alone in the midst of circumfused ether, glowing with a sunless light.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 342, November 22, 1828

  • I should like to have you opposite me in any mood, whether the facetiously discursive, the metaphysically discursive, the personally confidential, or the jadedly CURSIVE and argumentative -- so that the oyster-shells which enclose my being might slowly turn open on their rigid hinges under the radiation, and the critter within loll out his dried-up gills into the circumfused ichor of life, till they grow so fat as not to know themselves again.

    Familiar Letters of William James I

  • Returning health crept through his veins -- a serene, a kindly, a celestial joy circumfused his heart.

    Night and Morning, Volume 5

  • His love, that had been suspended for awhile by busy cares, but which, if without much refining sentiment, was still the master passion of his soul, flowed back into all his thoughts, -- circumfused the very atmosphere with a fearful, softening charm.

    My Novel — Volume 11

  • Again the noise, a little stir, a sort of quiet moan, or something that he could not quite define; but it seemed, whenever he heard it, as if some fact thrust itself through the dream-work with which he was circumfused; something alien to his fantasies, yet not powerful enough to dispel them.

    Doctor Grimshawe's Secret — a Romance

  • Glowing, and circumfused in speechless love -- [mt] [430]

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 2


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