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diffuse

Botany
1. (esp of some creeping stems) spreading loosely over a large area
2. (of plant growth) occurring throughout a tissue
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His eyes glistening with tears, he gazed reverentially at the venerable man, and said within himself that never was there an aspect so worthy of a prophet and a sage as that mild, sweet, thoughtful countenance, with the glory of white hair diffused about it.
Her beauty was so rare, that, at the moment when she appeared at the entrance of the apartment, it seemed as though she diffused a sort of light which was peculiar to herself.
Denisov smiled, took out of his sabretache a handkerchief that diffused a smell of perfume, and put it to Nesvitski's nose.
Baggs looked at it--lost in an instant some of the fine color plentifully diffused over her face by sleep and spirits--sat down in the nearest chair with a thump that seemed to threaten the very foundations of Number Two, Zion Place--and stared me hard in the face; the most speechless and helpless elderly female I ever beheld.
Down the Strand the lamps were but misty splotches of diffused light which threw a feeble circular glimmer upon the slimy pavement.
These two species (A) and (I), were also supposed to be very common and widely diffused species, so that they must originally have had some advantage over most of the other species of the genus.
Her mind was every way equal to her person; nay, the latter borrowed some charms from the former; for when she smiled, the sweetness of her temper diffused that glory over her countenance which no regularity of features can give.
And already is a new odour diffused around it, a salvation-bringing odour--and a new hope!
And so Liberalism had become a habit of Stepan Arkadyevitch's, and he liked his newspaper, as he did his cigar after dinner, for the slight fog it diffused in his brain.
Under such diffused light, a highly polished stainless steel vessel has a mirror-like finish.
RS Pura (Jammu and Kashmir): Personnel from the Border Security Force (BSF) and other paramilitary force diffused live shells that fell in the villages near Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pura sector after ceasefire violation from Pakistan earlier today.
KARACHI -- A roadside bomb weighing twenty kilogram was found and diffused by the bomb disposal squad at Safora Chowrangi Friday morning.

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