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That means suspending your feelings about your ex and, if not being effusive with him — probably too much to ask — then striving for something more than merely civil.
MISS MANNERS: IF HE COULDN’T PAY FOR DINNER, HE SHOULDN’T HAVE OFFEREDJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINMAY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Not that he understood why she was so much more effusive than of old, but if it augured a happier life together, he was glad.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCEVARIOUS
There was somethine in Chopin's warm, tender, effusive friendship that may be best characterised by the word "feminine."
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
The house was frequented by all the friends of the host, who were obsequiously effusive in smiles, flattery, and genuflections.
THE FOURTH ESTATE, VOL. 2ARMANDO PALACIO VALDS
The Duke's reply was little more effusive than the note he had sent last.
THE LETTERS OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON TO MISS J. 1834-1851DUKE OF WELLINGTON
I ain't waxin' effusive over this savage, and it's agin my principles ever to shake hands with a coloured man.
CAPTAIN SCRAGGSPETER B. KYNE
The Hurree Babu of his knowledge—oily, effusive, and nervous—was gone; gone too was the brazen drug-vendor of overnight.
KIMRUDYARD KIPLING
His brother was this time less effusive in his thanks, and in no danger whatever of replying "Yes, sir!"
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
His sham heroism and his good looks and effusive compliments worked on her feeble mind, and she made him her heir.
A SON OF PERDITIONFERGUS HUME
She was not an effusive woman, but I think she counted a great deal on having your entire love.
HELEN GRANT'S SCHOOLDAYSAMANDA M. DOUGLAS

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terpsichoreanadjective | [turp-si-kuh-ree-uhn, turp-si-kawr-ee-uhn, -kohr- ]SEE DEFINITION