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Word: flush

Definition: redden; blush; flow suddenly and abundantly; wash out by a rapid brief flow of water; N: reddish tinge; blush; brief rush; rush of strong feeling; Ex. flush of pride; ADJ: having surfaces in the same plane; even; blushing


Sentences Containing 'flush'

Yet, there was an air about him that was not all of pity that had a flush of pride in it.
I now come to a phase of the Mississippi River life of the flush times of steamboating, which seems to me to warrant full examination the marvelous science of piloting, as displayed there.
What does the lovely flush in a beauty's cheek mean to a doctor but a`break'that ripples above some deadly disease.
In the`flush times'of steamboating, a race between two notoriously fleet steamers was an event of vast importance.
But wash that boat and repaint her, and she would be about the counterpart of the most complimented boat of the old flush times: for the steamboat architecture of the West has undergone no change; neither has steamboat furniture and ornamentation undergone any.
It harmonizes with all the surroundings, and has as natural a look of belonging there as has the flush upon sunset clouds.
A deadly pallor followed the flush on the countenance of Caderousse, who turned away, and the priest saw him wiping the tears from his eyes with the corner of the red handkerchief twisted round his head.
Teresa felt a flush pass over her face; she looked at Luigi, who could not refuse his assent.
``I do not understand you, sir,''said the baroness, trying to disguise the agitation of her voice and the flush of her face.
I looked up with a flush upon my face and remorse in my heart, but Mr. Mell's eyes were fixed on Steerforth.
A flush stole over Miss Sutherland's face, and she picked nervously at the fringe of her jacket.
Her violet eyes shining, her lips parted, a pink flush upon her cheeks, all thought of her natural reserve lost in her overpowering excitement and concern.
He sprang from his chair and paced about the room in uncontrollable agitation, with a flush upon his sallow cheeks and a nervous clasping and unclasping of his long thin hands.
An angry flush overspread her features; and she said, in an intolerant manner, grasping the arm-chair tightly with her hands: 'What compensation can you make to ME for opening such a pit between me and my son?
For young whales, in the highest health, and swelling with noble aspirations, prematurely cut off in the warm flush and May of life, with all their panting lard about them; even these brawny, buoyant heroes do sometimes sink.

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