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abloom (not comparable)
- (postpositive) In or into bloom; in a blooming state; having flower blooms unfolding. [Mid 19th century.]
(postpositive) in or into bloom; in a blooming state
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- Blooming; covered in flowers. [Mid 19th century.]
- (figuratively) Having something growing or grown.
1900 January 1, Gregory Hartswick, “[Untitled]”, in St. Nicholas (magazine), volume 27, number 3, page 274:
- For Santa Claus comes / With reindeer and sleigh / To fill up the stockings on glad Christmas Day. / And there in the library / Stands a great tree / With gifts all abloom, most lovely to see!
- Thriving in health, beauty, and vigor; exhibiting youth-like beauty.
1987, Merrill J. Mattes, The Great Platte River Road, page 70:
- The Hollywood concept of clean-shaven, square-jawed young men and fragrant young ladies with cheeks abloom does not seem to square with the facts.
1997, Ruth Langan, chapter 1, in Jade:
- When they returned, Jade's cheeks were abloom, her eyes alight with anticipation.
- “abloom” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 5.