aburst

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ burst

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aburst (not comparable)

  1. In a bursting condition.
    • 1911, Jack London, “When God Laughs” in When God Laughs, and Other Stories, New York: Macmillan, p. 22,[1]
      Never was lovers’ ecstasy like theirs. They had not killed Love with kisses. They had quickened him by denial. And by denial they drove him on till he was all aburst with desire.
    • 1968, Robert Shelton, “Sound, Light and Color Barrage Draws 2,000 at Carnegie Hall,” The New York Times, 8 June, 1968,[2]
      Despite the somber mood prevailing in most of the city, Carnegie Hall last night was aburst with sound, light and color as a rock ’n’ roll “circus” attracted about 2,000 listeners.
    • 1982, Bernard Malamud, God’s Grace, New York: Avon, pp. 125-126,[3]
      On the teak table stood two slender-necked blue vases Cohn had recently potted out of some rare lumps of clay, aburst with white fruit-tree blossoms he had painted on them.

References[edit]

Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], →ISBN), page 8

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