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Ebullition, ebullition, toil, and trouble

05 Mar

ebullition – n. the sudden action of boiling or an outburst of emotion or violence

Classic Usage:  Jane’s joy at her newly found cousins, combined with her recently gained inheritance have her hatching a plan:  “Good fortune opens the hand as well as the heart wonderfully; and to give somewhat when we have largely received, is but to afford a vent to he the unusual ebullition of the sensations.”

Classically Mad Usage:  Jane is just so nice, and so sweet and so generous.  I wish I were more like Jane.  When I heard the definition of this word all that came to my mind was gruel.  It’s ebullitions certainly set me into fits of ebullition.

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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Jane Eyre

 

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