in the (first) flush of


: in the early and exciting time of (something)
She published her first novel while still in the flush of youth.
Everyone felt hopeful in the first flush of victory.

Examples of in the (first) flush of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year, as in the first flush of the pandemic, that rotation is a little off its axis. Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2023 The on-screen romance not only features two men, but two men not in the flush of youth. Allison Hope, CNN, 10 Feb. 2023 At the beginning of Netflix’s new adaptation of Persuasion, our heroine Anne Elliot, still in the flush of youth, embraces a handsome soldier in a field of wild grass overlooking the sea, while lush, romantic strings play in the background. Liam Hess, Vogue, 13 June 2022 The 17,500-square-foot mansion Detroit rapper Eminem bought in the flush of early success has been put back on the market in Oakland Township for $3.75 million. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 17 Nov. 2020

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“In the (first) flush of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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