What does the word efflux mean?

  • A flowing out. [ Lat.]

Usage examples for efflux

  1. It is possible for another person to understand grief for the death of a friend, bodily suffering, or any emotion which has a distinct cause, but how shall he understand the worst of all calamities, the nameless dread, the efflux of all vitality, the ghostly, haunting horror which is so nearly akin to madness? – The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford by Mark Rutherford
  2. If this anomalous condition is right now- if in the exact condition of these States at the present time it is lawful to exclude them from representation- I do not see that the question will be changed by the efflux of time. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. Another carnage by the drear Red Sea- Another efflux of a sea more red! – The Poems of William Watson by William Watson
  4. The sky is blue, the sun is often fiercely hot; you could not perhaps prove that the pathetic radiance is not an efflux of your own consciousness that summer is but hanging over the land, briefly poising on wings which flit at the first dash of rain, and will soon vanish in long retreat before the snow. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells

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