from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having power to diffuse itself; diffusing itself.
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We will then discover the real changes that have to be made, in a spirit of faith, trust in God, and self-diffusive charity.
Thus, the goodness of God is at once what the medieval doctors called "self-diffusive" and yet not pre-determined in its manifestations.
But these are characteristic features of light, for light is essentially self-multiplicative and self-diffusive, a sphere of light being instantaneously generated from a point of light.
But an error of principle does _not_ terminate in itself; it is a fountain; it is self-diffusive; and it has a life of its own.
Hazlitt's thoughts were of the same fractured and discontinuous order as his illustrative images -- seldom or never self-diffusive; and _that_ is a sufficient argument that he had never cultivated philosophic thinking.
Bonum est sui diffusivum -- What is good is self-diffusive.