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Elton takes Jane under her wing to call attention to the scarcity of resources in the Bates household, and highlight her own privileged status: in detailing her favors to Jane, she loudly advertises the profuseness of her dinners ("'which could not make the addition of Jane Fairfax, at any time, the least inconvenient'" [306]), and the idleness of her many male servants in comparison with the Bates's single maid ("'it is a kindness to employ our men"" [320]).
I hate flying at the best of times - to me it's an experience so scary I enter a terror-induced silence for the duration of a flight, sweat with a worrying profuseness and momentarily rediscover my Christianity with a prayer to God and Jesus for a death-free journey.
Her flexibility of limb and the profuseness of her steps are the admiration and wonder of two continents.
In a later poem, "Atonal Music" (1995), Ashbery describes the aesthetic remoteness, profuseness, vagueness, and even particular images standing out within the "vague" ambiance of memory.
The synonymous verbs gush, hush, rush are cognate with 1-3 in the sense of profuseness and are synonyms of flush and of each other in the sense of pour forth rapidly.