Usage examples for profusion

  1. His passion for her was disguised under the veil of friendship; but, from the profusion which he displayed on every occasion, the delicacy of his attentions, and the care which he took to anticipate her wishes, it was easy to discover the love by which he was actuated. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  2. Under the apple- tree, which was putting forth shoots of blossom in profusion, sat my mother and Monsieur le Major. – Peter Ibbetson by George Du Maurier
  3. Ladies were in profusion, and he had his share. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. But it was long before they had, at any time, the profusion which our modern arts enable us to enjoy the whole year round, and in the hard beginnings the orchard and the garden were forgotten for the fields. – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  5. The small, childish head, framed in a profusion of chestnut curls, was illumined by a pair of great brown eyes. – Garrick's Pupil by Auguston Filon
  6. Round them danced the sunbeams bright, Green the grass- lawn stretched before them; While the apple- blossoms white Hung in rich profusion o'er them. – Farm Ballads by Will Carleton
  7. The profusion of wild life upon the coasts and islands explored during the voyage astonished the travellers. – The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott
  8. The dinner went on from course to course with barbaric profusion, and from time to time Fulkerson tried to bring the talk back to 'Every Other Week. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  9. In works of art, this kind of grandeur which consists in multitude, is to be very cautiously admitted; because a profusion of excellent things is not to be attained, or with too much difficulty; and because in many cases this splendid confusion would destroy all use, which should be attended to in most of the works of art with the greatest care; besides, it is to be considered, that unless you can produce an appearance of infinity by your disorder, you will have disorder only without magnificence. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  10. I was so offended at this profusion that starting up, I asked him what the d- l he meant by using me so? – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  11. The butterfly and bee, from morn till eve, Consulted with the roses, lip to lip, Which grew in rank profusion. – Stories in Verse by Henry Abbey
  12. Banks of exquisite mother- of- pearl rose at intervals along the way; water plants of various hues grew in wild profusion. – The Iceberg Express by David Magie Cory
  13. Nor wonder I, at such profusion shown; Shameless they give, who give what's not their own. – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  14. Profusion, not economy, may after all be reality's key- note. – Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James
  15. The house was one of luxury and profusion, and every little whim and fancy had been studied. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  16. The worst troubles were ended; supplies of all kinds were now flowing in in great profusion; the means of transport to the front were enormously increased and improved, not only by the opportune arrival of great drafts of baggage- animals, through the exertions of men like McKay, but by the construction of a railway for goods traffic. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  17. Around their cottages, as I have said, they prefer to leave her primitive beauty untouched, and she rewards their forbearance with such a profusion of wild flowers as I have seen nowhere else. – The Confessions of a Summer Colonist From "Literature and Life" by William Dean Howells
  18. Blind in soul By madness of ambition, thus to fire By such profusion of her wealth, the mind Of Caesar armed, her guest in civil war! – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan
  19. And this impression naturally shed a glamour over the person round whom all this profusion was heaped. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac