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Examples of suffuse in a Sentence
Morning light suffused the room.
she was suffused with an overwhelming feeling of liberation as her horse broke into a gallop
Recent Examples of suffuse from the Web
Hereditary is a great scare-fest and a middling domestic saga, one that probably needed to be either 90 minutes long and brimming with terror, or three hours long and suffused with glacial, Bergman-esque dread.
His 1975 film, which is now part of the Criterion Collection, feels like a long dream sequence, suffused in pink light.
Playing to 21 points in Vol. 2 versus playing timed quarters introduces a different vibe from 2K18, suffusing the basketball gaming experience with a timeless, elegiac, and joyous playground innocence.
The story is a faultlessly observed, broodingly intelligent piece of realism, a dispatch from a sun-baked frontier that could hardly feel more mundane or specific, but which Grisebach somehow suffuses with the beauty and power of myth.
As played with a delectable streak of cruelty by the divine Taylor Louderman, Regina seems naturally to move in a slow-mo power strut, suffusing the air around her with an alluring pink glow no doubt hazardous to the environment.
Coppola seized on Eugenides’s idea of the story as a memory being relayed by an older generation—a group of grown men reflecting on an incident from their youth—and suffused the whole film with that pensive feeling.
Gorgeous images of the Dakota landscape are suffused with melancholy as Brady quietly ponders his few options, beyond low-level employment at the local supermarket.
And since the modern world is suffused with technology, becoming proficient in STEM fields has become just as important as becoming proficient in reading and writing.
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Did You Know?
If you are cold or embarrassed, your cheeks may become suffused with a red glow, as though coated on one side with paint. This is reflected in the word’s etymology. Suffuse derives from Latin suffundere, meaning "to pour beneath," a blend of the prefix sub- ("under") and fundere ("to pour"). Other verbs related to fundere continue the theme of pouring or spreading: diffuse ("to pour out and spread freely"), effuse ("to pour or flow out"), transfuse ("to cause to pass from one to another"), and the verb fuse itself when it's used to mean "to meld or join."
Synonym Discussion of suffuse
- new members infused enthusiasm into the club
- a room suffused with light
- imbue students with intellectual curiosity
- clung to ingrained habits
- an electorate inoculated with dangerous ideas
- a serious play leavened with comic moments
SUFFUSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suffuse for English Language Learners
: to spread over or fill (something)
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