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  • noun Plural form of reflux.

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Examples

  • If, in the somewhat heated language of Mrs. Jameson, "whatever in religion is holy and sublime, in virtue amiable and grave, whatever hath passion or admiration in the changes of fortune or the refluxes of feeling, whatever is pitiful in the weakness, grand in the strength, or terrible in the perversion of the human intellect," be the domain of tragedy, this correspondence increases upon us.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859

  • They are with him in the play of feelings, with him in the fluxes and refluxes of his thought -- learning his ways of mind without realizing it.

    The Jesus of History

  • And so, in the even balance between the two categories, the little cripple remained a fixture in the stream of life that passed through that back room, in the fluxes and refluxes of buying and selling; not valueless, however -- rely upon a negro-trader for discovering values as substitutes, as panaceas.

    Balcony Stories

  • For Donne is not simply, no poet could be, willing to force his accent, to strain and crack a prescribed pattern; he is striving to find a rhythm that will express the passionate fullness of his mind, the fluxes and refluxes of his moods; and the felicities of verse are as frequent and startling as those of phrasing.

    Introduction. Grierson, Herbert J.C

  • In the midst of this busy occupation, at a moment when one of the refluxes of battle brought him almost to the summit, he described a small party of British dragoons, stationed some distance in the rear of Ferguson's line, whose detached position seemed to infer some duty unconnected with the general fight.

    Horse-Shoe Robinson: A Tale of the Tory Ascendency.

  • The refluxes of the heart are as inevitable as those of the sea; the lights of the heart are as fixed as those of the night.

    The Memoirs of Victor Hugo

  • When I was bending over and picking things up I would get acid refluxes.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • "Whatever in religion is holy and sublime, in virtue amiable or grave, whatsoever hath passion or admiration in all the changes of that which is called fortune from without, or the wily subtleties and refluxes of man's thought from within;" [66] -- whatever is pitiful in the weakness, sublime in the strength, or terrible in the perversion of human intellect, these are the domain of Tragedy.

    Characteristics of Women Moral, Poetical, and Historical

  • In 1796, Southey was yet under the tyranny of his own earliest fascination: in _his_ eyes the Revolution had suffered a momentary blight from refluxes of panic; but blight of some kind is incident to every harvest on which human hopes are suspended.

    Biographical Essays

  • But speaking in less general language, it is to follow the fluxes and refluxes of the mind when agitated by the great and simple affections of our nature.

    Lyrical Ballads, with Other Poems, 1800, Volume 1

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