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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLOW

He acquired a general knowledge of the ebb and flow of popular stocks.

We are channels through which truth must flow to our patients.

The blood seemed to flow back to my heart as I realised what I had done.

Have they considered the awful consequences likely to flow from their representations of Virtue?

The tears used to flow limpid and pearl-like from her grey, questioning eyes.

Blood rushed to my head, and my lungs were too weak to control its flow.

From this moment, Mr Montague's jocularity and flow of spirits were remarkable.

But this I do know, that it is an ill thing to do to check the flow of a good song.

Whereat they said how droll, how cheerful, what a flow of spirits!

Yet in all this time neither had harmed the other nor caused his blood to flow.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English flowan "to flow, stream, issue; become liquid, melt; abound, overflow" (class VII strong verb; past tense fleow, past participle flowen), from Proto-Germanic *flo- (cf. Middle Dutch vloyen, Dutch vloeien "to flow," Old Norse floa "to deluge," Old High German flouwen "to rinse, wash"), probably from PIE *pleu- "flow, float" (see pluvial). The weak form predominated from 14c., but strong past participle flown is occasionally attested through 18c. Related: Flowed; flowing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FLOW

accrue

verbincrease by addition or growth, often financial

accrued

verbincrease by addition or growth, often financial

accruing

verbincrease by addition or growth, often financial
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.