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It was as though that tree were Billy—struck by a gush of flying fire.

A gush of smoke came from a chimney in the rear of the edifice.

Catherine bowed her head, and with a gush of tears fell into his arms.

"Oh, we haven't hurried," she said with a gush of gratification that startled the man.

Not even yet can I think without a gush of anger and shame of my visit to Brotherton.

With the poor relations you can ease up on the gush and maybe condescend some.

The gush of sentimentalism which had carried her away had only made her more alluring.

Only the gush of eager nostrils in the bright morning air of the mountains.

She was a tall, loppy kind of female, ready to gush over anything.

His wife had a sudden pity for him, and ran at him with a gush of tears.

WORD ORIGIN

12c., gosshien "make noises in the stomach," later (c.1400) "rush out suddenly, pour out," probably formed imitativeally in English under influence of Old Norse gusa "to gush, spurt," related to geyser. Metaphoric sense of "speak in an effusive manner" first recorded 1873. Related: Gushed; gushing. The noun is 1680s, from the verb.

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