from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The action of pouring or moving in, as of a liquid or numerous entities.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pouring in; a great influx.

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  • noun An inward flow

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

  • adjective pouring inward
  • noun an inflow


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  • And, in this ground of sensible love, there dwells the gushing spring, that is, the inpouring or inward working of God, which at every hour moves us and urges us and draws us inward and causes us to flow forth into new works of virtue.

    The Adornment of the Spritual Marriage

  • Hand, Schryhart, Arneel, and Merrill, weighted with this inpouring flood of stock, which they had to take at two-twenty, hurried to their favorite banks, hypothecating vast quantities at one-fifty and over, and using the money so obtained to take care of the additional shares which they were compelled to buy.

    The Titan

  • What was it that had awakened her — what in awakening had changed the inpouring human consciousness into this flood of fury?

    The Metal Monster

  • The mystery of the evening-star brilliant in silence and distance between the downward-surging plunge of the sun and the vast, hollow seething of inpouring night.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • Our decision to supply arms to Rwanda was taken after four months of intense discussions, and the continual inpouring of militia from eastern

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Half the grain in it was likely ruined by the inpouring rain.

    Calder Born, Calder Bred

  • Half the grain in it was likely ruined by the inpouring rain.

    Calder Born, Calder Bred

  • I nosed into the shadow and turned on my searchlight and the cone of brightness showed me nothing but the dreariness of pea-sized rubble and the flats of rock dust and little boiling areas where the dust, electrified by the inpouring solar radiation, hopped and jumped and skipped like a frying pan of fleas.

    The Trouble With Tycho

  • The heat of the increasing fire was so great that Morgan flung himself to the ground beside his horse, with more thought of shielding himself from that torture than from the inpouring rain of lead.

    Trail's End

  • We have fulness -- fulness, it may be, produced by outward stimulus, or else by an inpouring of the Spirit.

    Sermons Preached at Brighton Third Series


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