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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
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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Examples from the web for outpouring
  • The lyric, therefore, is a poet's fullest outpouring of himself.
  • The result has been an unprecedented outpouring of creative works.
  • It is a risky thing to stand against such a near-universal outpouring of moral umbrage.
  • The outpouring of emotion and respect across the country has been tremendous.
  • But you have only to witness the outpouring of grief in the last two days to see how far this is from the truth.
  • Indeed, having crushed a brief outpouring of monk-led protest two years ago, it looks as strong as ever.
  • Naturally, this has prompted an outpouring of indignation.
  • Hopefully you have the time to enjoy the financial outpouring.
  • The outpouring of anger wasn't directed against any one particular party or political philosophy, but against the status quo.
  • The controversy has led to an outpouring of funds to both organizations.
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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