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  • n. Plural form of profusion.


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  • And she'll gently tutor guests in the adjoining tea garden on how to properly drink an Ostfriesen tea: first crackle the sugar, then drizzle cream over the back of a spoon to create wulkje , or cloudlike, profusions like those at the North Sea, and finally drink, don't mix.

    The Most Agreeable Hour

  • He ventured beyond his master's sober, traditional style, adding details in silk and organza that would eventually develop into the light, bright and colorful profusions of stiff, transparent ribbon that distinguish Mr. Borghi's most elaborate hats, which can sell for as much as

    A Hat Fit for a Queen

  • Which should have surprised approximately no one, not that you'd know that from the profusions of rage and disappointment -- or from the far right, happy rage -- that Obama's trip to Copenhagen came up short.

    William Bradley: Why Obama Doesn't Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, Or the Olympics Rap

  • DORIAN GRAY: Such lush profusions of non sequiturs, such exquisite clusters of misplaced modifiers, such delicate embroideries of empty sentences…it would be a loss, a true loss to humanity, to make a single suggestion.

    The Little Professor:

  • But then again, I will have poppy profusions, as we know…;

    Nigella Jungle « Fairegarden

  • Generation ships that take hundreds of years to ferry colonists out to other star systems where — as we are now discovering — there are profusions of planets to explore.

    2007 December 02 « Whatever

  • She spent days being escorted around the various palace galleries and apartments, through room after room filled with pictures from floor to ceiling, dazzled by the profusions of portraits, landscapes, and unrivaled masterpieces by all the great painters.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • Walking around this colossal treasure house, I found fabulous portraits of grand French connoisseurs of the period, men like Crozat, whose beautiful houses were crammed with billowing profusions of statuary, paintings, wall hangings, carpets, and drawings.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • He tried to occupy himself with writing his memoirs; he bought a screen and spent hours pasting it with pictures of great men and beautiful ladies whose virtues and frailties were symbolised by hyenas, by wasps, by profusions of cupids, fitted together with extraordinary skill; he collected Buhl furniture; he wrote letters in a curiously elegant and elaborate style to ladies.

    The Common Reader, Second Series

  • Thus disposed to relieve, it will be easily conjectured, he found numbers disposed to solicit: his profusions began to impair his fortune, but not his good-nature; that, indeed, was seen to encrease as the other seemed to decay: he grew improvident as he grew poor; and though he talked like a man of sense, his actions were those of a fool.

    The Vicar of Wakefield


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