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outpouring

[out-pawr-ing, -pohr-] /ˈaʊtˌpɔr ɪŋ, -ˌpoʊr-/
noun
1.
something that pours out or is poured out; an outflow, overflow, or effusion:
an outpouring of sympathy from her friends.
Origin of outpouring
1750-1760
1750-60; out- + pouring

outpour

[n. out-pawr, -pohr; v. out-pawr, -pohr] /n. ˈaʊtˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr; v. ˌaʊtˈpɔr, -ˈpoʊr/
noun
verb (used with object)
2.
to pour out.
Origin
1665-75; out- + pour
Related forms
outpourer, noun
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  • Monsieur le Marquis waited for the outpouring of thanks, the protestations of joy, the bending of this proud and haughty spirit.

    The Grey Cloak Harold MacGrath
  • We need an outpouring of the Spirit, but are we ready for it?

    Broken Bread Thomas Champness
  • It is the never-ending gift of nature,—an unbroken, outpouring river of love and labour from the earliest beginnings of life.

    Concerning Children Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Prayer is an outpouring of the heart in the presence of God.

    A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents Jeanne Marie Bouvires de la Mot Guyon
  • I say so not to minimise the outpouring on the bishop or the elder, but to magnify that on everyone working for progress.

British Dictionary definitions for outpouring

outpouring

/ˈaʊtˌpɔːrɪŋ/
noun
1.
a passionate or exaggerated outburst; effusion
2.
another word for outpour (sense 1), outpour (sense 2)

outpour

noun (ˈaʊtˌpɔː)
1.
the act of flowing or pouring out
2.
something that pours out
verb (ˌaʊtˈpɔː)
3.
to pour or cause to pour out freely or rapidly
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Word Origin and History for outpouring
n.

mid-15c., "a pouring out," from out + infinitive of pour (v.). From 1757 as "action of pouring out," originally transferred, of things spiritual; sense of "that which is poured out" (again, usually transferred) is from 1827.

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