Usage examples for diffusion

  1. The diffusion of rumour was of course, in London, remarkable, and for Marian not less- as Aunt Maud touched neither directly- the mystery had worked. – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  2. They are rewarded by the polite upraising of " Sir Roger's" hat, and a further diffusion of the sweet and gracious smile; and having seen the door shut upon the portly form, and having watched the brougham drive off, they, too, go their way, and the drama is over for the day. – Faces and Places by Henry William Lucy
  3. According to this definition, money may as readily become a source of mischief as an instrument for good; its wider diffusion among the community has, therefore, a mixed effect, and it works for evil or for good, according to the character of the individual. – Crime and Its Causes by William Douglas Morrison
  4. Italy began the great monastery movement, but disorder and change were against the diffusion of culture. – Horace and His Influence by Grant Showerman
  5. It is gratifying, not only to those who consider the commercial interests of nations, but also to all who favor the progress of knowledge and the diffusion of religion, to see a community emerge from a savage state and attain such a degree of civilization in those distant seas. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  6. By the diffusion of works of art? – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  7. If copied with a pen, their correctness was in some danger, and their diffusion must have been very confined and slow; perhaps they were outlines. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  8. Even those who question the value to the individual of what we call progress, admit, I suppose, the increase of knowledge in the world from age to age, and not only its increase, but its diffusion. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  9. Beget the smiles that have no cruelty- Be the sweet presence of a good diffused, And in diffusion ever more intense. – Modern English Books of Power by George Hamlin Fitch
  10. Where will you find such a general diffusion of knowledge among all classes? – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  11. What certainly ought most essentially to conduce to this is, that notwithstanding the Diffusion or spreading of this Disease was as numerous and extensive as any of the former, the Mortality, in Consequence of it, was evidently less. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  12. Especially to those noble men who in Europe have so long and so faithfully labored for the diffusion and propagation of these doctrines, we address what to them will be an occasion of the highest joy, an appeal for fraternal co- operation in behalf of their realization. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  13. If it was a gas, said Paresi, there'd be diffusion. – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
  14. Beyond that we might go on and fancy almost anything in the way of universal diffusion of luxury that we pleased. – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  15. It was a bill for the more general diffusion of learning. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  16. How is it that, in France, a science which concerns us all so nearly, and the diffusion of which would have so decisive an influence upon the fate of mankind, is so little known? – Essays on Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat
  17. The Acropolis was hidden beneath coloured velaria; the beaks of the triremes, drawn up in line outside the mole, shone like a dyke of diamonds; everywhere there was a sense of the restoration of order, the beginning of a new existence, and the diffusion of vast happiness: it was the day of Salammbo's marriage with the King of the Numidians. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  18. Universities were founded at Franeker, 1584; Groningen, 1614; Amsterdam, 1632; Utrecht, 1636; and Harderwijk, 1646. These had not the same attraction as Leyden for foreigners, but they quickly became, one and all, centres for the diffusion of that high level of general culture which was the distinguishing mark of the 17th century Netherlands. – History of Holland by George Edmundson