Deformations: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature InfluxesThe population, increased far beyond its normal numbers by the influx from the country, talked of nothing else.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Guns of Shiloh.Alas! how blinding is selfish passion! How it opens in the mind the door for the influx of multitudes of evil and false suggestions! How it hides the good in others, and magnifies, weakness into crimes! Let us beware of it.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them.He is for the time an insane man, and subject to the influx and control of malignant influences.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Danger.There must first be a point of influx for good, as well as for bad principles.ndash;T.S. Arthur in The Iron Rule.You can guess, however, that all this warring of rifles and bowstrings, this influx of overlording whites, had made game wilder and hunters fearful of being hunted.ndash;Mary Austin in The Land of Little Rain.An increase of revenue can only result from a corresponding advance in material prosperity, which must depend upon an influx of capital that will develop the agricultural resources upon which Cyprus will mainly depend.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Cyprus, as I Saw it in 1879.There is no direct communication from England, which effectually debars Cyprus from an influx of travellers.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Cyprus, as I Saw it in 1879.We feel this dilemma when our cruisers capture Arab dhows on the east coast of Africa, and our government becomes responsible for an influx of foundlings.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.Etienne was too timid to propose to accompany Beauvouloir into the house; besides, he was in that torpid state into which we are plunged by the influx of ideas and sensations which give birth to the dawn of passion.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Hated Son (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).There is enough in that immensely funny correspondence to bring an influx of subscribers for a fortnight.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in A Distinguished Provincial at Paris (tr Ellen Marriage).
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