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  • n. Plural form of effusion.


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  • This thinking parallels the changing administrative approach to which I referred a moment ago, to which I must now return, as was evidenced by certain official effusions from the Taxation Division in recent months.

    What to do till Benson comes: or White Paper Ju Jitsu

  • Among her early effusions is an amusing little play entitled "The Mystery, an Unfinished Comedy," which is printed in the second edition of the "Memoir."

    Jane Austen: Her Homes and Her Friends

  • Subjects_, containing also four "effusions" by Charles Lamb (Nos.

    The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb — Volume 5 The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb

  • Milestones are never a good time to achieve critical detachment, and the effusions of praise from colleagues that cram this coffee-table tribute—a vanity compendium of action and production photos, studded with faultless encomia from self-proclaimed friends—do little to illuminate the sphinx-like façade that is Mr. Levine's public persona.

    The Met's Rock of Ages

  • Her chest tubes have continued to drain the cancerous effusions, so she is receiving saline and sugar water through her IV, pumped into her veins rapidly in an attempt to keep up with her fluid loss.

    Between Expectations

  • As this benighted year ends, Havel's notion of "mechanical effusions," and of the ease of conformity within systems does provoke a kind of resonance, particularly in an age of "thinking machines" and "social media."

    Robert Teitelman: Kay on Havel, Orwell and the Greengrocer

  • Julio Cortzar with collaboration of Antonio Galvez Though the diction is a little cleaner in the Spanish, Ms. McLean deserves credit for the unenviable task of following this difficult author through his myriad syntactical digressions, as she translates, with almost scientific accuracy, what in its origins amounts to the disconnected effusions of a sleepwalker.

    A Surreal Tour of Nowhere in Particular

  • Panic Attack, U.S.A. is a series of heartbreaking evasions, alternating with a series of equally heartbreaking effusions; its central figure is by turns distraught, wry, coy, angry, self-defeating, and self-effacing.

    Seth Abramson: December 2011 Contemporary Poetry Reviews

  • The Pelosi-Reid Congresses from 2007 through 2010 were responsible for such effusions.

    The Year of Governments Living Dangerously

  • Mr. Davies disapproves of the fevered effusions in Robert J. Casey's "The Lost Kingdom of Burgundy," published in 1928, with passages such as: "The kingdom lives because its motley kings, tatterdemalion warriors, guitar playing swashbucklers and mace wielding choristers have refused to remain in their moldy tombs."

    Sovereignty and the Pitiless Passage of Time


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