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noun as in origin

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If Mottley is the decisive leader, Persaud is the fount of possible solutions, churning out or delving into economic innovations he thinks might save the world.

The original creators, as wonderful as they were, we didn’t have that fount of information.

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The Senate in recent years has been known more as a legislative bottleneck than a fount of achievement.

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The Vatican Bank, a fount of scandal for 40 years, is being investigated for money laundering.

My sister was my subject and a brutally unending fount of feeling.

Republicans treat government as the source of most collective ills, Democrats as the fount of most collective benefits.

O for a soda-fount spouting up boldlyFrom every hot lamp-post against the hot sky!

Now armed mobs fought around the temple each day and a new band of priests guarded the sacred fount.

But the fount of inspiration, the source of temporary elation and strength, had not been exhausted by Prometheus.

He opened the fount of Castalia, hidden by wild branches, and cleared the grove of laurels of thorns.

Mayo had been a man of the open—of wide horizons, drinking from the fount of all the air under the heavens.


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On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fount, such as: wellspring, beginning, derivation, fountain, fountainhead, and mine.

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