profuse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj profuse produced or growing in extreme abundance "their riotous blooming"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Profuse Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; bountiful; exceedingly liberal; giving without stint; as, a profuse government; profuse hospitality. "A green, shady bank, profuse of flowers."
    • Profuse Superabundant; excessive; prodigal; lavish; as, profuse expenditure. "Profuse ornament."
    • v. t Profuse To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • profuse To pour out; dispense liberally; lavish; squander.
    • profuse Liberal to excess; extravagant; lavish; prodigal: as, profuse hospitality; profuse expenditure.
    • profuse Abundant; exuberant; bountiful; copious: as, profuse ornament; profuse compliment.
    • profuse Synonyms Lavish, etc. See extravagant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Profuse prō-fūs′ liberal to excess: lavish: extravagant
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Quotations

  • Hannah More
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    “Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. profusus, p. p. of profundere, to pour forth or out; pro, forward, forth + fundere, to pour: cf. F. profus,. See Fuse to melt
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. profusus, pa.p. of profundĕrepro, forth, fundĕre, to pour.

Usage

In literature:

Very profuse night sweats, etc.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
Profusely illustrated by H. R. Millar, A. Garth Jones, and others.
"The Girls of St. Olave's" by Mabel Mackintosh
Nothing is more surprising than the amazing profusion of wild-flowers which this apparently ungenial soil produces.
"A Bird-Lover in the West" by Olive Thorne Miller
After a while the saliva becomes profuse.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
The work of restoration has been as ingenious as it is profuse, but it rather chills the imagination.
"A Little Tour in France" by Henry James
Vegetables and fruit are piled about in profusion, but we make our way to the pottery tables.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Elizabeth Robins
The arbutulum grows here like a large tree, and blossoms profusely.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
He would scarcely stretch out his hand to take it; and, when it came, he threw it away with childish profusion.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Her hair let out to its full length hung in silky profusion down her back.
"Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly" by David Bryant Fulton
I have nowhere seen such a profusion of intensely rich green and such wonderfully deep shades as in the neighborhood of Stockholm.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
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In poetry:

Like soft threads of clustered silk
O'er thy face so pure and fair,
Sweet in its profusion,
Is thy hair.
"Love's Pictures" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
'Tis all she can; she does her part,
Profuse in sacrifice;
Nor dreams that in her unknown heart
A better offering lies.
"Martha" by George MacDonald
Wise and good! untroubled be
The green turf that covers thee,
Thence in gay profusion grow
All the sweetest flow'rs that blow!
"On The Death Of The Vice-Chancellor, A Physician (Translated From Milton)" by William Cowper
IN all my Enna's beauties blest,
Amidst profusion still I pine;
For though she gives me up her breast,
Its panting tenant is not mine.
"Translation Of A South American Ode" by Oliver Goldsmith
It seemed the loveliness of things
Did teach him all their use,
For, in mere weeds, and stones, and springs,
He found a healing power profuse.
"The Shepherd Of King Admetus" by James Russell Lowell
A thick frenzy of blossoms shrouding the riverside,
I stroll, listing dangerously, in full fear of spring.
Poems, wine — even this profusely driven, I endure.
Arrangements for this old, white-haired man can wait.
"Alone, Looking For Blossoms Along The River" by Du Fu

In news:

It's easy to grow, blooms in profusion and is hardy, with some varieties lasting more than 50 years.
Ben Stein Apologizes Profusely for Being Truthful About Taxes on Fox News.
He was bleeding profusely .
Bo Kwon's moving Korean taco food carts: A profusion of Koi Fusion.
Needless to say, the theater chain has apologized profusely.
The name 'Profusion' is our registered trademark.
The 31-year-old father of two Chalmette boys -- who were "sweating profusely" when they were removed from a hot car -- has been arrested, according to the St Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office.
The Marshall safety apologized profusely to the reporter, extremely polite for a homing missile who averages 11 tackles a game.
Gilbert Thomas Collar was naked and sweating profusely.
The wisteria in Maymont's Italian Garden has bloomed profusely each spring since 1979, however, the wisteria standard I personally received as a gift 15 years ago has never bloomed.
The profusion of alarming books.
A profusion of fresh peaches.
Apologize profusely to the public, to officials, and to their buyers.
Pennsylvania's earliest settlers were Germans and they found groundhogs to in profusion in many parts of the state.
) A profusely illustrated collection of records about subjects as various as sports and technology 10.
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In science:

For those people, I apologize profusely, but know that I am, and have been, greatly appreciative of their support. I would like to begin by thanking my parents, Phil and Cherie Baker.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
As I consider the entire flow is relativistic, i.e., β is very low (radiation pressure dominated flow), the soft photon in the disk is very profuse.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
Guessoum & Kazanas (1999) showed that the profuse neutron may be produced in the accretion disk and through the spallation reactions lithium may be produced in the atmosphere of the star.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
Regardless of how the slope is defined, shallow slopes are still profusely present (and detectable!) in the models.
Halo Mass Profiles and Low Surface Brightness Galaxies Rotation Curves
We see that the eigenvalues αm (x) obtained from Eq. (30,32), cross each other profusely, thereby violating the Wigner von Neumann non crossing rule.
Parameter Dependent Commuting Matrices, Pl\"ucker relations and Related Quantum Glass Models
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