Usage examples for diffused

  1. It was pretty and comfortable, with lamps that diffused a cheerful, mellow glow over the lower half of the room and left the upper in pleasantly mysterious gloom. – The Lilac Girl by Ralph Henry Barbour
  2. But by the principle of diffusion of gases, the air thrown from the lungs, though at first it sinks a little, is gradually diffused, and in a heated room, in the majority of cases, it is found more abundantly at the top than at the bottom of the room, though in certain circumstances it is more at the bottom. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  3. We live in a highly civilised society, through which intelligence is so rapidly diffused by means of the press and of the post office that any gross act of oppression committed in any part of our island is, in a few hours, discussed by millions. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  4. Never before has material well- being been so widely diffused among our people. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. Elizabeth promoted commercial speculations, which diffused a vast increase of wealth among her people. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  6. Passing out of the churchyard, both traversed the street and disappeared within a cottage, from the upper window of which light from behind a white blind was diffused. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  7. M. de Cliche fingered the points of his moustache; he diffused some powerful scent; his eyes were dreadful to Francie. – The Reverberator by Henry James
  8. No doubt there is a great deal of Christianity diffused through the average opinion and ways of looking at things, that prevail around us. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  9. The corridor was empty, silent in the dim, diffused light. – Pirates of the Gorm by Nat Schachner
  10. When she got downstairs breakfast was ready and the house all sweetly diffused with the dreamy shadows that come with a rainy day. – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  11. A few flowers such as can be bought in the street generally diffused a slight scent through the air, making another peculiarity which had its effect on Sidney's imagination. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  12. That memory also of a more equal government under the Saxon princes, which remained with the English, diffused still farther the spirit of liberty, and made the barons both desirous of more independence to themselves, and willing to indulge it to the people. – The History of England, Volume I by David Hume
  13. This operation can be done by diffused daylight, but, of course, the paper should be dried in a dark room. – Photographic Reproduction Processes by P.C. Duchochois
  14. In this mind he slipped behind a huge oak press laden with expired leases, and had hardly ensconced himself when Ziegler entered the room, followed, to Beaumanoir’ s surprise, by a woman, whom he did not recognize, in the faint light diffused from the corridor, as Rosa, Mrs. Talmage Eglinton’ s French maid. – The Duke Decides by Headon Hill
  15. His lighting, more diffused than Rembrandt's, is the chief actor in his scene. – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  16. There was no one else in the room; the lamps were lighted and a log fire diffused a pleasant glow and an aromatic odor. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  17. To these burdens, which were common to all, were added numerous local restrictions, of which only some of the more widely diffused will be here mentioned. – Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag