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"Why, mother, you are profuse in unhappy apothegms this morning," said Joe.

Pluto was profuse in his thanks, while Monroe hunted for a match with which to view the picture.

Here she was acknowledging everything with most profuse confession.

Though it was 43 degrees below zero, I was in a profuse perspiration.

The trainer was in profuse perspiration, though it was 38 degrees below zero.

He did not believe in strong purgatives, nor in profuse and sudden blood-lettings.

He was too profuse indeed with his facts: he had not the art of condensation.

It may be imagined how happy I was and how profuse in the expression of my gratitude.

Hence, he was everywhere greeted with a genial and profuse hospitality.

Mary turned, and overwhelmed the astonished Arthur with her profuse thanks.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "lavish, extravagant," from Latin profusus "spread out, lavish, extravagant," literally "poured forth," noun use of past participle of profundere "pour forth," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + fundere "to pour" (see found (v.2)). Meaning "bountiful" is from c.1600. Related: Profusely; profuseness.

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