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  • adjective Obsolete spelling of brimful.

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  • adjective filled to capacity


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  • Bouncer's schooldays are "brimfull" of just such fun, adventures and some rivalries.

    The Children's Longfellow Told in Prose

  • John Keats acknowledged it in the lines, "For I am brimfull of the friendliness/That in a little cottage I have found;/Of fair-hair'd Milton's eloquent distress,/And all his love for gentle Lycid drown'd."

    John Milton At 400

  • Here he found a place, whose like he had never seen at all, for it was builded of gold and in its midst was a great basin brimfull of water midmost a vast flower-garden.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Up the valley toward Cashmere, you see the orchards, orderly squares of exuberant trees brimfull of blossoms, elegant white against the green hills.

    Rites of Spring

  • Sometimes I'm brimfull of faith and hope, and sometimes I'm in a perfect abyss of despair.

    The Romance Of Giovanni Calvotti From Coals Of Fire And Other Stories, Volume II. (of III.)

  • "A bright, enjoyable book, brimfull of individuality, containing one of the truest sketches of Washington ever written," -- _Record-Herald_, Chicago.

    Stephen A. Douglas A Study in American Politics

  • It's just this way, Mr. Zigler, 'he says, 'our people are brimfull of patriotism, but they've been born and brought up between houses, and England ain't big enough to train 'em -- not if you expect to preserve.'

    Traffics and Discoveries

  • Now it is this complete awareness, this brimfull interest in our own dynamic changes, in our various and variously combined facts of movement inasmuch as _energy_ and _intention, _ it is this sense of the _values of movement_ which

    The Beautiful An Introduction to Psychological Aesthetics

  • There she was, in night-gown and nightcap, and barefooted too, with a face brimfull of excitement and as wide awake as possible.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • 'Not Muster Gashford's friend that he spoke to us about in my house, eh?' said Dennis, brimfull of pleasant expectation.

    Barnaby Rudge


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