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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of suffuse.


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  • They crowded into the doorway while little Jimmy gazed upward, his expression suffused with such undisguised wonder that he might have been beholding one of Nature’s marvels: the snowcapped peaks of the mighty Rocky Mountains, for example, or the roaring cataracts of Niagara.

    Nevermore Harold Schechter 1999

  • This is a rather quiet, though quirky, title suffused with warmth and humor, but it's an eye-opener for anyone unfamiliar with the setting.

    Archive 2008-02-01 tanita davis 2008

  • This is a rather quiet, though quirky, title suffused with warmth and humor, but it's an eye-opener for anyone unfamiliar with the setting.

    The WritingYA Weblog: A Slice of Life, Malaysian Style a. fortis 2008

  • [Page 123] losing the income that supported us both; but, oh, I am so glad that you know it now, and her eyes were again suffused with tears.

    Three Girls in a Flat Jean Yandell Loughborough 1892

  • The buzzing and roaring noise given forth by the naphtha lamps, the monotonous chanting of the prisoners, the perpetual "All's well" of the sentries, and the intermingling notes of the bugle calls suffused the air with their distracting sounds and made me feel as if my head were in a maëlstrom.

    My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War P. [Illustrator] Van Breda 1892

  • Now again their eyes met; an ineffable expression suffused the countenance of Lord Monta-cute.

    Tancred Or, The New Crusade Benjamin Disraeli 1842

  • A single glance told her that their recent conversation had been more than usually interesting; nor could I help seeing it myself -- the face of the governess being red, or in that condition which, were she aught but a governess, would be called suffused with blushes.

    Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief James Fenimore Cooper 1820

  • We banked, passing a startled flock of Canada geese, and I felt her laugh against me, felt the sheer joy that suffused her, just as it suffused me when I flew, and my arms tightened imperceptibly, holding her even closer, somehow wanting to absorb her into my bones.

    Raziel Kristine Douglas 2011

  • The designers like to say they are “suffused with the self-same light of the serenity and elegance of April”.

    Modern Bathroom by Baldini 2010

  • Laura Miller believes that neither of these subjects is really where it's at with current young fiction writers: "The real themes in American fiction these days, she said, are the seeking of 'authenticity' — which sometimes works itself out in stories about immigrant communities — and interpreting the highly mediated, pop-suffused culture."

    Experimental Fiction 2010


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  • To overspread with as with liquid, color, etc.

    April 1, 2009