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Monday, March 05, 2012


\PROF-loo-uhnt\ , adjective;
Flowing smoothly or abundantly forth.
Half the congregation — Gwen's family and friends — reached the door ahead of me, their nonchalance more powerful, more profluent than my most intense desire. I could only crawl toward the chapel doors.
-- Stephanie Grant, The Passion of Alice
In southern Arizona, it rains in summer, and I'm impatient for the monsoon torrents of August, for an indulgence of water, a baptism that will roister over rocks and swell profluent down the mountainside, roll through the rubble of the canyon floor...
-- Caitlin L. Gannon, Southwestern Women: New Voices
Profluent is derived from the Latin word prōfluere, which meant "to flow forth."
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