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


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  • By the time I had hiked back to the office, a pain had developed and effloresced in my right knee.

    Midlife milestones

  • The scheme was to reintroduce the icon that had materialized on the San Francisco stage in October 1866, and effloresced into the Vandal of the lecture circuit.

    Mark Twain

  • The pictures that mysteriously effloresced from the pixels were forbidding yet magnificent, and as they glowed from the machines the planet Mars seemed to enter the laboratory, and the enchanting speculations of the Italian Schiaparelli with his canali and the American Lowell with his canals vanished the way dew departs with morning sunlight.


  • Something may be gained, much lost, by that perennial succession; those links, however slight, must make the floral period continuous to the imagination; while our year gives a pause and an interval to its children, and after exhausted October has effloresced into Witch-Hazel, there is an absolute reserve of blossom, until the Alders wave again.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 62, December, 1862

  • The arsenic and corrosive sublimate effloresced from the ties along the

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885

  • -- They consist of partly effloresced sal soda mixed with half its weight of soda ash.

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

  • By His birth in the flesh, that Sonship, which was essential and uncreated, merely effloresced into palpable manifestation.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • So this man stands as a bright, consummate flower which had at last effloresced from the roots; and in his own person, an embodiment of the very results which God had patiently sought through millenniums of providential dealing and inspiration.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Luke

  • Compelled communism is not the repetition of that oneness of sympathy which effloresced in the bright flower of this common possession of individual goods.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture: the Acts

  • Gozzoli, the Ghirlandajo brothers, the Lippi and Botticelli, effloresced in Michelangelo, leaving nothing for aftercomers but manneristic imitation.

    The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti


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