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


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  • The announcement even included a quote from the usually buttoned-down Peter Rice, chairman of entertainment at Fox Networks Group, in which he effused, "We love Ellen and understand and support her decision to bow out of 'Idol'."

    Ellen DeGeneres out on "American Idol"; J-Lo in?

  • I effused to Abbey over all she'd meant to me, and she clearly enjoyed it.

    James Gavin: Abbey Lincoln and Herman Leonard: Truthtellers in Jazz

  • Bill helpfully pointed out to Glenda, Clare, and David how she countered but did not attack, and effused that the country was really looking for solutions, not empty rhetoric.

    Only Connect

  • “Compositionally perfect, his work never loses sight of the more important human thing back of the steel and concrete,” effused the pioneering photographer and filmmaker Willard Van Dyke in a 1935 critique.


  • Smith effused, Throughout this budget, we held true to the principle of cutting with care.

    Will Schwartz: Going Broke in Albany, Part 3: Why We're Still Screwed

  • Both Durie and her husband Tommy held similar pedigrees that effused the aroma of very old money, which they wore lightly and without pretension.

    One From The Hart

  • Federalists effused confidence in people elected to office and responsible to their constituents; their opponents argued instead that “the depravity of mankind militates against such a degree of confidence.”


  • Jim Doyle rode a bullet train across Spain and effused about the potential to use federal stimulus money to bring the idea to the Midwest.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Doyle: Touts Potential for High-Speed Rail

  • Even China Daily, the government's English-language mouthpiece, effused that Shanghai's weeklong festival sent a strong signal about "greater acceptance and tolerance" and "is an event of profound significance for the country and the world."

    Pride Without a Parade

  • “Until three years ago,” the Journal effused, she was “one of the best known society women in St. Louis, a prominent figure in literary circles, and an active worker in the field of charity, independent of creed or nationality.”

    Rosa Sonneschein.


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