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  • adv. in an effusive manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an effusive manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an effusive manner


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  • Brian Williams seemed to be hinting as much when, in effusively editorializing about "United 93" on NBC (a sister company of Universal), he suggested that "it just may be a badly needed reminder for some that we are a nation at war because of what happened in New York and Washington and in this case in a field in Pennsylvania."

    May 2006

  • The open-faced, jaunty youth who effusively welcomed us, discussed the menu and offered suggestions, wrangled the wine and evidenced the mot juste in every facet of conversation, turned out to be a consulting manager from headquarters in Arizona who was there to enable the dining staff and kitchen to hit the ground running.

    Neil Zevnik: A New Paradigm? Now Serving: A Nice Dose of Healthy and a Healthy Dose of Nice

  • I'd write effusively about how we need more politicians like Mr. Bennet – people with serious decisions to make who are willing and able to ignore the constant hyperbolic crap that passes as 'citizen journalism' and 'new media'.

    Freshman Dem: Passing health care reform worth losing my seat

  • “Oh, thank you, thank you,” she said effusively, phone still pressed to her ear.


  • The governor had praised Washington effusively for his efficient response to the Dagworthy alarm, but the colonel chose to ignore that.

    George Washington’s First War

  • She effusively praised her co-star, Julianne Moore, a beautiful boomer herself, and then thanked her co-star at home, the 1962 Golden Globe "star-of-the-future," Warren Beatty.

    Vivian Diller, Ph.D.: Aging Gracefully In Hollywood

  • I didn't have time to effusively and properly thank him, as I needed to direct him to the basement through the buzz that was already building in the bar as people started to recognise him.

    Paul Dennis: A Tale Of The Edinburgh Fringe

  • As we shovel the matter into bags the phone rings, it's a PR from London who has just read about our efforts and effusively congratulates me on "living the dream".

    Saving Fitzbillies: Tim Hayward's life-changing year

  • "I just wanted it to feel light," she said, in between being lifted into the air with delight by Emanuelle Alt, the editor of French Vogue, and effusively congratulated by Grace Coddington of American Vogue, who said the show sent shivers down her spine.

    Alexander McQueen collection shocks Paris fashion week with extreme beauty

  • To his surprise, Mr. Ford leaped into the air with a "You don't say so!" and the next moment, with both hands, was shaking Martin's hand effusively.

    Chapter 33


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