from The Century Dictionary.
- noun That which is more than is wanted; a superabundance or superfluity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare Superabundance; superfluity; an overflowing.
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- noun An overabundance; a great amount
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The vision of obligation here is modest enough — "shake the superflux" (i.e., let some wealth trickle down to the wretches at the bottom) — but nothing in the play suggests that it is remotely possible to achieve.
Take physic, pomp; Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel, That thou mayst shake the superflux to them And show the heavens more just.
It is asserted by the political economists of this country, that the Arab should not have more than sufficient to feed and clothe him; every thing beyond this turns to evil, and is an incentive to rebellion: the superflux, they maintain, should go to (_Beit el melh d'el muselmen_,) the
Such testimony is not to be overborne by any number of paradoxes, however ingenious, nor by any superflux of rhetoric, however plausible and persuasive.
Outside the garden scene in the second act and the balcony scene in the third, there is much that is fanciful and graceful, much of elegiac pathos and fervid if fantastic passion; much also of superfluous rhetoric and (as it were) of wordy melody, which flows and foams hither and thither into something of extravagance and excess; but in these two there is no flaw, no outbreak, no superflux, and no failure.
PATRICK McFADGIN found himself indicted in the Circuit Court of Pickens County, for indulging in sundry Hibernian pastimes, whereby his superflux of animal and ardent spirits exercised themselves and his shillaly, to the annoyance of the good and peaceable citizens and burghers of the village of Pickensville, at to wit, in said county.
No wonder that the theatre, which can only be fed by the superflux of all other departments of society, should droop, neglected and unsupported.
Holland, in which there is so great a waste of land uncultivated and almost destitute of inhabitants, it naturally occurs how greatly the two countries might be made to benefit each other, and gives occasion to regret that the islanders are not instructed in the means of emigrating to New Holland, which seems as if designed by nature to serve as an asylum for the superflux of inhabitants in the islands.
The husbandman draws from his field the greatest quantity it is able to produce, and procures to himself, with greater facility, all the other objects of his wants, by an exchange of his superflux, than he could have done by his own labour.
The superflux is divided according to the salaries.