wellspring

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wellspring an abundant source "she was a well of information"
    • n wellspring the source of water for a well
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wellspring A fountain; a spring; a source of continual supply. "Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it; but the instruction of fools is folly."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wellspring A water-source; a fountainhead; a living spring.
    • n wellspring Hence Figuratively, a perennial source of anything; a fountainhead of supply or of emanation.
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Quotations

  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus%20Aurelius
    “Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.”
  • Jean Houston
    Jean Houston
    “Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity.”
  • Paul J. Meyer
    Paul J. Meyer
    “Plan your progress carefully; hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power.”

Usage

In literature:

It was not for her to see the wellspring of human passion.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
And the body is, of necessity, a wellspring of energy; it has to do something.
"Democracy and Education" by John Dewey
Eugenie's first and only love was a wellspring of sadness within her.
"Eugenie Grandet" by Honore de Balzac
Who can show us his wellspring of motive?
"Animal Heroes" by Ernest Thompson Seton
It was not for her to see the wellspring of human passion.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
Their eyes encountered, lingered; and the beauty of her gaze seemed to stir him to the very wellspring of compassion.
"The Green Mouse" by Robert W. Chambers
He had yet to learn what wellsprings of strength lie in the poetic temperament.
"Mercy Philbrick's Choice" by Helen Hunt Jackson
She could dam up the wellspring of her impulses, walk steadfast along the accustomed ways.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
He is the Conscience of our consciences, the Wellspring of motives and impulses and sympathies.
"Some Christian Convictions" by Henry Sloane Coffin
Ponder upon these most sublime words, that have proceeded from the wellspring of the utterance of Him Who is the Point of Knowledge.
"Epistle to the Son of the Wolf" by Bahá’u’lláh
A notary told me that this book is the wellspring of poetry, and that its author, one Homer, is the father of all poets.
"The Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches" by David Starr Jordan
I felt thirsty for knowledge of the wellsprings of other people's lives.
"The Heart's Kingdom" by Maria Thompson Daviess
Then science may become a wellspring of wisdom, and true positive science may become one with the true knowledge of the saints.
"Spontaneous Activity in Education" by Maria Montessori
Then, too, it acts like a frost not merely upon personal, but upon national ambition, and so keeps the wellspring from the root.
"Apologia Diffidentis" by W. Compton Leith
Holy men have a wellspring of pity in their hearts, to which ordinary men are total strangers.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
And what a godsend and wellspring of delight Jess and his store were to all Rockhaven's progeny.
"Rockhaven" by Charles Munn
If a child in the house is a wellspring of pleasure, then a child on a boat is nothing less than a waterspout.
"In Pastures New" by George Ade
The Sclav race is a rich poetic wellspring, but it depends upon what one means by poetry.
"Russia: Its People and Its Literature" by Emilia Pardo Bazn
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In poetry:

Great love of God, come in!
Wellspring of heavenly peace;
Thou Living Water, come!
Spring up, and never cease.
"O Love That Casts Out Fear" by Horatius Bonar
O Everlasting Love,
Wellspring of grace and peace,
Pour down Thy fulness from above,
Bid doubt and trouble cease.
"O Everlasting Light" by Horatius Bonar
"On the mountains of memory, by the world's wellsprings,
In all men's eyes,
Where the light of the life of him is on all past things,
Death only dies.
"Super Flumina Babylonis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
May cloud and mountain, lake and vale,
Never to you be trite or stale
As unto souls whose wellsprings fail
Or flow defiled,
Till Nature's happiest fairy-tale
Charms not her child!
"A Child's Hair" by William Watson

In news:

NEW YORK — Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired Sarasota, Fla.-based WellSpring Pharmaceutical, the private equity firm said Monday.
Our featured Tuned In group this week is The Wellspring.
WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corp. Offers over-the-counter medications that consumers have relied on for decades.
The Wellspring Caregiver Respite and Renew program is set to begin Wednesday, Oct 31.
Wellspring of Milwaukee's rehabilitation center reopening.
Susser Releases Pricing For Wellspring 's Secondary Offering Of Common Stock.
Wellspring Bible Church launches Bible study at Super Bowl.
Two featured Wellspring /Cori Terry and Dancers, but all five were light on the feet.
Gazette file photo Wellspring /Cori Terry & Dancers.
The band was noticed by the CEO of LastMinuteTravel.com, now the proud sponsor of The Wellspring 's upcoming national tour this coming fall and winter.
You are now Tuned In to The Wellspring .
WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corp. Offers over-the-counter medications that consumers have relied on for decades.
Experts Dispute Wellspring 's Approach.
Wellspring 's California school, opened in 2004 with 15 students, currently has about 95 and includes a college program.
Sadly, there is no magic wellspring or font of clean air to breathe in Houston.
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In science:

Undergraduates are the wellspring of the pipeline, and the tools and talent exist within the nuclear science community to make a difference by attacking the problem at this pressure point.
Phases of QCD: Summary of the Rutgers Long Range Plan Town Meeting
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