- (archaic or poetic) flushed, blushing
1886, Thomas De Witt Talmage, New Tabernacle Sermons:
- 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:
- 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:
- Go ahead," the quarter-deck bade him, seeing him aflush with information. "