Examples of profusion in a Sentence
The flowers grow in profusion.
apples grow in profusion in this valley
Recent Examples of profusion from the Web
With the 2018 Boston Marathon happening next week, a profusion of flashy, over-the-top road-running shoes are hitting the market.
Last year saw a profusion of books about Martin Luther to mark the 500th anniversary of his posting the 95 Theses.
The profusion of renewable energy, distributed energy, and natural gas is changing the grid and the electric sector so quickly that gigantic, long-term investments like nuclear plants are getting almost impossible to make.
Noises Off reaches frenetically for laughs through humor high and low, with a profusion of puns, sight gags, and physical comedy.
Just as in Las Vegas, Jones immediately produced an avalanche of sound, fingers flying, chords thundering, a profusion of ideas emanating from the keyboard.
The profusion of homonyms obscures the fundamental sound-to-letter principle: AAE-speaking kids are presented with an enormous number of words that are all pronounced the same yet spelled in nonsensically different ways.
As temperatures rise, clouds pop up in profusion by midday and one or two may even produce a sprinkle or flurry (mainly in our colder areas).
This one number—formulated by obscure means, by largely unaccountable organizations, then used as a gating mechanism by a profusion of third parties, mostly in secret—has become what it was never meant to be: a general proxy for trustworthiness.
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A profusion is literally a "pouring forth", so a profusion of gifts is a wealth or abundance of gifts. A profusely illustrated book is filled to overflowing with pictures. A bad social error should be followed by profuse apologies, and profound gratitude should be expressed with profuse thanks.
First Known Use of profusion
abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, loads, lot, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, volume, wad, wealth, yard;
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, tad, touch, trace;
all kinds (of), quite a bit;
PROFUSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of profusion for English Language Learners
: a large amount of something
PROFUSION Defined for Kids
Word Root of profusion
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