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Effluence   /ˈɛfluəns/   Listen

The process of flowing out.  Synonyms: efflux, outflow.

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"Effluence" Quotes from Famous Books

... the lantern-light. She could see his face, although it was a pure shadow. But it was a piece of twilight. And her breast was keen with passion for him, he was so beautiful in his male stillness and mystery. It was a certain pure effluence of maleness, like an aroma from his softly, firmly moulded contours, a certain rich perfection of his presence, that touched her with an ecstasy, a thrill of pure intoxication. She loved to look ...
— Women in Love • D. H. Lawrence

... effluence of Thy light divine, Pervading worlds, hath reach'd my bosom, too; Yes! In my spirit doth Thy spirit shine As shines the sunbeam in a drop of dew. Naught! But I live, and on hope's pinions fly Eager towards Thy presence; for in Thee I live, and breathe, ...
— A Survey of Russian Literature, with Selections • Isabel Florence Hapgood

... holy Light, offspring of Heaven first-born! Or of the Eternal coeternal beam May I express thee unblamed? since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity—dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate! Or hear'st thou rather pure Ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell? Before the Sun, Before the Heavens, thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest The rising World of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and ...
— National Epics • Kate Milner Rabb

... 1230 Might count how far the fresh blood crept, and bathed How deep the dark robe and the bright shrine's base Red-rounded with a running ring that grew More large and duskier as the wells that fed Were drained of that pure effluence: but the queen Groaned not nor spake nor wept, but as a dream Floats out of eyes awakening so past forth Ghost-like, a shadow of sorrow, from all sight To the inner court and chamber where she sits Dumb, till word reach her of ...
— Erechtheus - A Tragedy (New Edition) • Algernon Charles Swinburne

... possibly giving the nearest representation to be made of the effect of odor: by its help, then, by regarding flowers as instruments whose fragrant utterances might be as well conveyed in music, we may be able to translate aright the effluence that stirs beyond ...
— The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864 - Devoted To Literature And National Policy • Various

... emersion, emergence; outbreak, outburst; eruption, proruption^; emanation; egression; evacuation; exudation, transudation; extravasation [Med.], perspiration, sweating, leakage, percolation, distillation, oozing; gush &c (water in motion) 348; outpour, outpouring; effluence, effusion; effluxion^, drain; dribbling &c v.; defluxion^; drainage; outcome, output; discharge &c (excretion) 299. export, expatriation; emigration, remigration^; debouch, debouche; emunctory^; exodus ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

Words linked to "Effluence" :   flow, outflow, inflow, effluent, influx

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