ebullience

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ebullience overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ebullience A boiling up or over; effervescence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ebullience A boiling over; a bursting forth; overflow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Ebullience a boiling over
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ebullient-em, ebullīree, out, and bullīre, to boil.

Usage

In literature:

In many a Town, as Rennes, Caen, Lyons, an ebullient people was already regretting him in brickbats and musketry.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
With an ebullient sense of eloquence, of extravagant oratory, I longed for a sympathetic ear.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The next arrivals were a gas officer and a tall ebullient Irish doctor, who said that the dug-out had been prepared for them.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
The editorials I criticised were joyous and ebulliently hilarious compared with those which might be expected in the future.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
This was midway in the Ebullient Age.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 30, June 1893" by Various
Strangely enough the voice, though well-known, seemed to have a sobering effect on all these ebullient tempers.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
His head ached dully, he had an unpleasant metallic taste in his mouth, and his former ebullience had given way to a dull depression.
"The Stars, My Brothers" by Edmond Hamilton
The next item on the programme will be a succinct account of my ebullient girlhood.
"Marge Askinforit" by Barry Pain
Evander listened to his ebullient praises in silence.
"The Lady of Loyalty House" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
It is accordingly ebullient, energetic, optimistic.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
He met her ebullient mood halfway.
"Cynthia's Chauffeur" by Louis Tracy
We have assumed the role of policeman in an ebullient world.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
It seemed to have concentrated in its ebullient elements the exhilaration of life.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
I refer to the ebullient Avery whom I expect you know.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
Until a few years ago the State confined its ebullience in matters educational to the Board Schools.
"The Lighter Side of School Life" by Ian Hay
They were arm in arm, full of happiness, full of the ebullient consciousness of their release.
"The Hills of Refuge" by Will N. Harben
Among the more ebullient gathering in that gay resort he could discover no cause for alarm.
"The White Blackbird" by Hudson Douglas
It was a prank, played in the ebullient spirit of mischief, but given an ambiguous color by Miss Barlow's well-meant outcry of warning.
"The Incendiary" by W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
He dislikes America because it lacks the ebullient activity of moral, imaginative life.
"The Spirit of the Ghetto" by Hutchins Hapgood
Thus was it with the ebullient folk of Dodge on the dry occasion of Prohibition.
"The Sunset Trail" by Alfred Henry Lewis
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In poetry:

Constant as Daniel, strong as Grove.
Ebullient throughout its depths like Smee,
My heart puts forth its tide of love,
And all its circuits close in thee.
"Valentine" by James Clerk Maxwell
This is the land!
It lies outstretched a vision of delight,
Bent like a shield between the silver seas
It flashes back the hauteur of the sun;
Yet teems with humblest beauties, still a part
Of its Titanic and ebullient heart.
"Fragment Of An Ode To Canada" by Duncan Campbell Scott

In news:

Afghanistan's new president, Hamid Karzai, was in an ebullient mood this evening after being sworn in as president for the next two years.
Grandma's sink gets a remake in ebullient Piccadilly Yellow, Greenwich Green, Annapolis Navy, and Palermo Blue 800-456-4537.
Gramatica's ebullience compensates for size.
Last week saw two premieres in one night, as celebrated Swiss performance twosome Zimmerman & de Perrot debuted in New York with the ebullient "Gaff Aff" at the newly opened Jerome Robbins dance theater at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.
Swing, that most ebullient of partner dances founded in New York's very own Lindy Hop, is set once again to become a major cultural occupation here.
Brandy Rigsby, a Sonoma County 26-year-old who used to bounce from job to job caring for the elderly and disabled, has lost the easy ebullience she's been known for.
This was the image that was supposed to endure, the image that generations of trusting, ebullient Penn Staters had been raised on, the image that had not yet been sullied by the spreading stain of horrific scandal.
New Jersey psych pop evangelist Delicate Steve brings his band over to KEXP for an ebullient live set featuring bubbling works from his newest, "Positive Force".
The result, hardly an ebullient reflection on Obama's term in office, clearly defines his difficulties .
Since then, the Brooklyn-based rockers have added soaring vocals to their repertoire, making the songs on their soon-to-be-released album, Major, more ebullient than ever.
Maybe the chemistry between the temperate boss and the ebullient subordinate would have been all wrong.
It seems that Chinese star Zheng Jie decided that she has abided in the shadow of Li Na's ebullient personality long enough.
Since then, such ebullience has been tempered by the mediocrity of several recent offerings with an international passport.
THE Israeli right, led by Binyamin Netanyahu, the country's ebullient prime minister, is celebrating the end of a settlement freeze that never began.
Wet weather could not dampen the ebullient spirit and iconic performances at this year's Syracuse M&T Jazz Fest.
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