• WordNet 3.6
    • adv fulsomely in an unctuous manner
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fulsomely Fully; abundantly.
    • fulsomely In a fulsome manner; rankly; grossly; nauseously; obscenely.
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  • George Jean Nathan
    “A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.”


In literature:

The language of the Egyptian gentleman is the most fulsome possible.
"The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair" by Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
After the conductor had left, the men took the opposite tack and were very fulsome in their praise of Jim.
"Frontier Boys in Frisco" by Wyn Roosevelt
But in 'Sir Charles Grandison' the fulsome interchange of flattery becomes offensive even in fiction.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
If perchance the master shows signs of being hurt, the dog falls into attitudes of sorrow, and apologizes fulsomely.
"The Story of the Mind" by James Mark Baldwin
After his return and when his power was at its height, the courtiers wearied him by their fulsome flatteries.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Mrs Moffatt was talking about her, gushing over her, in fulsome phrases.
"Flaming June" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Fat love, and too much fulsome, me annoys, Even as sweet meat a glutted stomach cloys.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
Writing it under the First Empire he was merely snubbed, despite his fulsome adulation of the Emperor.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
This is neither fiction nor fulsome panegyric.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
If the air of the streets be fulsome, then fields be at hand.
"Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography" by George William Erskine Russell
At first she plied her suit with fulsome compliment.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Finely chiseled monuments and fulsome epitaphs are not to be compared with the benediction of grateful hearts.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
I read finality in his eye before I left him, and I feel that no compliment, the most fulsome, would move him.
"Imaginary Interviews" by W. D. Howells
The critics were fulsome in their praise and the public was lavish with its plaudits, but I was abjectly miserable.
"The Fifth String" by John Philip Sousa
Hitherto he had shown a fulsome obsequiousness to both, and acted the part of a high-toned gentleman.
"Up the Forked River" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
Werner left the apartment, followed by Sorr, whose fulsome gratitude the Freiherr cut short by another impatient wave of the hand.
"Castle Hohenwald" by Adolph Streckfuss
Artists and art critics have been almost fulsome in their praise of these decorations of Fra Angelico.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
She figured as usual this morning; and he read the fulsome stuff attentively.
"The Streets of Ascalon" by Robert W. Chambers
So we find ourselves involved in the fulsome extravagance of his maturer epistles; so much the worse!
"Lord Chatham" by Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
Then at last the eunuch spoke, his imperturbable smile swelling to a fulsome grin.
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis

In poetry:

The gaunt brown walls
Look infinite in their decent meanness.
There is nothing of home in the noisy kettle,
The fulsome fire.
"Interior" by William Ernest Henley
Don't cheer, damn you! Don't cheer!
Silence! Your bitterest tear
Is fulsomely sweet to-day. . . .
Down on your knees and pray.
"Don't Cheer" by Robert W Service
'Twas pursued by the frivolous rabble,
With poisonous lips and eyes;
They drenched it with prurient babble,
And fed it with fulsome lies.
"A Snow-White Lily" by Alfred Austin
Disgorge thy fulsome load, conceal thy shame,
All trifling talk, and vain pursuits disclaim,
Suppress thy wanton heat, thy temper rein,
Amend thy life, from idleness refrain.
"A Preparation For The Holy Communion" by Rees Prichard

In news:

For more than 300 years, the Old South River Club has fostered "fellowship and fulsome discussion" and a social way of life.
Albert Fulsom, 70, of Columbia died at his home.
Albert Fulsom, 70, of Columbia entered into eternal peace Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012, at his home.
Albert Fulsom, 70, of Columbia died at his home.
"This gentleman praised private equity more fulsomely than I could ever do it," Paul Levy, managing director at JLL Partners Inc, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television's "InsideTrack" today.
Liberal Hollywood is basically composed of a tight circle of Clinton loyalists, who appreciate the President's talent for play-acting and his capacity for fulsome prevarication .