Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Flowing with fullness, as a stream, or as robes.
  • Having free vent.

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Examples

  • He was small and thin with a full-flowing mane of dark blond hair.

    Emancipation

  • Doncaster who stands by the brink of the full-flowing race-stream, and is not swept away by it in common with all the rest of his species.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • There was a great stillness near and far; the time of the day favoured tranquillity, as the people were all employed within-doors, the hour of evening release from the factories not being yet arrived; a sound of full-flowing water alone pervaded the air, for the river was deep and abundant, swelled by the melting of

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Isaiah 48:18 NCV If you had obeyed me, you would have had peace like a full-flowing river.

    Scriptures at Your Fingertips

  • His watchman's musket would have been company enough for him; the full-flowing beck in the den would have delivered continuously the discourse most genial to his ear.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • The boat moved slowly, in the hush of departed night, upon the soft, full-flowing buff water, that carried little tufts of floating water-hyacinth.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • For example, a sporting dog with a full-flowing tail might seem to move its tail much more than a terrier moves its carrot-shaped tail which may actually only seem to tremor.

    How to Speak Dog

  • Laughter-loving, born to conquer, quick to reward, Janus was tender and generous to a fault; for it was whispered that he could take what lay nearest to give to those who offered him adoring service on his triumphal march, and that the murmur of the wronged belonged to the more serious side of life for which his full-flowing Greek blood had small patience.

    The Royal Pawn of Venice A Romance of Cyprus

  • What power of association could have made them see in the clear and shallow stream the likeless of their tawny Tiber, with his full-flowing waters sweeping down to the sea?

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 85, January, 1875

  • Beside a full-flowing river in autumn this longing is strong and urgent.

    The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing

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