Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an effusive manner.

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  • adverb in an effusive manner

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  • adverb in an effusive manner

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Examples

  • 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

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

    Panorama

  • 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

  • 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'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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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