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Fountainhead   Listen

An abundant source.  Synonyms: well, wellspring.
The source of water from which a stream arises.  Synonyms: head, headspring.

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"Fountainhead" Quotes from Famous Books

... man's life for so long, I must hasten to inform them that conjointly with this feminine weakness I had a most unyielding pride, a pride that absorbed even my curiosity. Though I pined to know the wonderful story of his past, this prevailing vice forbade me to quench my devouring thirst at the fountainhead ...
— The Doctor's Daughter • "Vera"

... material, Visible glories, that abound Thro' all her vast, enchanted ground— But whatsoe'er unseen, ethereal, Dwells far away from human sense, Wrapt in its own intelligence— The mystery of that Fountainhead, From which all vital spirit runs, All breath of Life, where'er 'tis spread Thro' men or angels, flowers or suns— The workings of the Almighty Mind, When first o'er Chaos he designed The outlines of this world, and thro' That depth of darkness—like the bow, Called out of rain-clouds hue by ...
— The Complete Poems of Sir Thomas Moore • Thomas Moore et al

Words linked to "Fountainhead" :   origin, head, root, beginning, rootage, wellspring, source

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