Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being refluent; a flowing back.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being refluent; a flowing back.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flowing back; reflux; ebb.
  • n. A backward movement.

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Examples

  • The influx of the flood tossed him like a log forward into the cabin, where he would have drowned but for the refluence of the sinking motion.

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ

  • On lighthouses heavily barred doors have been burst outward by the explosive force of the air within, as it was released from pressure when a partial vacuum was formed by the refluence of the wave.

    The Elements of Geology

  • “The Inn Album,” a dramatic poem of extraordinary power, has so much more markedly the defects of his qualities that I take it to be, at the utmost, the poise of the first gradual refluence.

    Life of Robert Browning

  • Supreme wisdom (_Prajná_) of nature, so is it perfected by a refluence to its source, but without loss of individuality; whence Prajna is feigned in the exoteric system to be both the mother and the wife of all the Buddhas, '_janani sarva Buddkánám_,' and '_Jina-sundary_;' for the efflux is typified by a birth, and the reflux by a marriage.

    The Religions of Japan From the Dawn of History to the Era of Méiji

  • "The Inn Album," a dramatic poem of extraordinary power, has so much more markedly the defects of his qualities that I take it to be, at the utmost, the poise of the first gradual refluence.

    Life of Robert Browning

  • Since the war a sort of refluence of the old anti-slavery politics carried from his moorings in

    Literature and Life (Complete)

  • The masterful waves, as you may know, have for many ages flowed from the West; but now, the old Roman impetus having at last spent itself, a refluence is to set in, and the East in its turn pour a dominating flood upon the West.

    The Prince of India — Volume 01

  • Its disappearance from the stage of time is not an extinction of essence -- a reduction to nonentity; it is only a refluence into its original source.

    Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith Being an Examination of the Evidences of Infidelity

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