outpouring

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n outpouring a large flow
    • n outpouring the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written) "a barrage of questions","a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake"
    • n outpouring the pouring forth of a fluid
    • n outpouring a sudden rapid flow (as of water) "he heard the flush of a toilet","there was a little gush of blood","she attacked him with an outpouring of words"
    • n outpouring a natural flow of ground water
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n outpouring A pouring out; outflow; effusion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Outpouring a pouring out: an abundant supply
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Quotations

  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    “Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority.”

Usage

In literature:

Baker's return to the office of NBSD was an occasion for outpouring of the professional affection which his staff had always tendered him.
"The Great Gray Plague" by Raymond F. Jones
Running in toward it as he is, he tends to sweep up outpouring radiations.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
What could be more sacred than the outpourings of love?
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
Was it a smile of contempt for Simon's passionate outpouring, which she had, in her delight with it, all but memorized?
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
John was too wise to check the outpouring.
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
Scotty stood and listened to these ecstatic outpourings, his head swimming.
"The Silver Maple" by Marian Keith
Perhaps it was this which prompted her to an almost involuntary outpouring of confidence.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
Ask for yourself, and all who join, the outpouring of the Spirit of Supplication.
"The Ministry of Intercession" by Andrew Murray
Yea, and the helm is all ablaze, beams from the crest outpour, 270 The golden shield-boss wide about a world of flame doth shed.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
There is an outpouring of loyalty!
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
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In poetry:

Thou may'st outpour in music
Thy very soul... 'Twere vain!
In stone thou canst not waken
A throb of joy or pain.
"In The Wilderness" by Morris Rosenfeld
He saw the pitchers, high upturned,
Their last red drops outpour;
His mother's cheek with triumph burned,
And expectation wore.
"The Mother Mary" by George MacDonald
Hath Vega's night diviner shores?
Shall Spica with surpassing ray
Illume her worlds with vaster day
Than that Denebola outpours?
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
Broken Body, Blood Outpoured,
These I bring, my God, my Lord;
Wine of Life, and Living Bread,
With these for me Thy Board is spread.
"The Offering Of The New Law, The One Oblation Once Offered" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
"I would shrink not from outpouring
All my life blood, but to purge it.
Shall I gentler prove to others?
Mercy would be sacrilegious.
"Fra Pedro" by Emma Lazarus
Fleck of sky you are,
Dropped through branches dark,
O my little one, mine!
Promise of the star,
Outpour of the lark;
Beam and song divine.
"Mother To Babe" by George Meredith

In news:

Outpouring in Chile over gay man 's death.
BLUEFIELD — A major donation from a Texas company and an outpouring of support from area residents pushed the Community Christmas Tree campaign past the $12,000 mark Wednesday.
Richmond vet stranded in park humbled by outpouring of support.
Nationwide Outpouring of Remembrance for Apple's Steve Jobs.
Anchorwoman Jennifer Livingston's Bully Responds After Outpouring of Support.
Outpouring of Help for Johnson Family.
Outpouring of love from community still flowing for Heichel.
An elderly veteran mugged, then an outpouring of support.
Outpouring of sympathy on Twitter.
Family overwhelmed by outpouring of support.
Karen Klein, the school bus monitor who was bullied by a group of teens, has been the recipient of a huge outpouring of compassion.
Emotional outpouring following fatal ambulance accident.
Ceretto thanks community for 'massive outpouring of support' for victims of 'Superstorm' Sandy.
Outpouring of support has been incredible.
Politics LeFavour Says She Received ' Outpouring of Support' From Idaho Teachers Following IEA's Endorsement of Opponent.
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