Last modified on 26 May 2014, at 13:52

aflush

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

a- +‎ flush

AdjectiveEdit

aflush (comparative more aflush, superlative most aflush)

  1. (archaic or poetic) flushed, blushing
    • 1886, Thomas De Witt Talmage, New Tabernacle Sermons[1]:
      That is the resurrection angel, his lips still aquiver and his cheek aflush with the blast that shattered the cemeteries and woke the dead.
    • 1906, Various, Different Girls[2]:
      As the old mother sits there so quiet in her corner, her body worn to a silver thread, and hardly anything left of her but her indomitable eyes, it is hard, at least for a young thing of nineteen, all aflush and aflurry with her new party gown, to realize that that old mother is infinitely more romantic than herself.
    • 1907, Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams, The Mystery[3]:
      Go ahead," the quarter-deck bade him, seeing him aflush with information. "