Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In great quantity or abundance; in a profuse manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a profuse manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a profuse manner; exuberantly; lavishly; prodigally; with rich abundance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an abundant manner

Etymologies

profuse +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • O'Brien was bleeding profusely from the forehead as he left the ice, leaving a trail of deep red blood behind him.

    Vancouver Canucks Team Report

  • Personaly I just tend to ignore such idiots when I am off duty, SOMETIMES, other times they end up wondering why they are bleeding profusely from the nose, and find something to collar them for when I am ON duty. xxx Ben

    Five Go Camping In Hampshire « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • A broad stone porch, again profusely studded with large shell reliefs and featuring the double choir window typical of the region, frames the doorway.

    Colonial Lake Pátzcuaro

  • So I went on and entered a by street which I had never before entered, perspiring profusely from the effects of the bath and the new clothes on my body; and the sweat streamed down whilst the scents of my dress were wafted abroad: I therefore sat me at the upper end of the street resting on a stone bench, after spreading under me an embroidered kerchief I had with me.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • As Ozer struggled to free himself, he saw the second of the four guards — the one who had killed Salam — stagger toward him, bleeding profusely from the shoulder.

    The Accuser

  • He also recognizes he has developed a tendency to equate music with the sounds of sirens, which blared incessantly the night he was lying on the ground bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound.

    Joy to the World, the POTUS Has Come | PopPolitics.com

  • He was bleeding profusely from a cut on the lip and another over the eye, his head was bobbing weakly on his shoulders, and he wore, to be exact, one union suit minus two buttons on the chest and held together by a safety pin.

    Twenty-Three and a Half Hours' Leave

  • Some of you guys are really, really splitting hairs over Sargent using the word "profusely" - maybe it's not the best word choice, but come on, who the heck sends a handwritten note with thanks to a prosecutor for convicting them?

    Craig Prosecutor Details Private Discussions With Embattled Senator

  • August 15, 2008 at 1:15 pm wow a dubble-dubble cheboiger, *salivate profusely aka-drool*

    I haz a ponder - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • To me he was merely playing there, surrounded by big books and bundles of documents, labelled profusely but consisting only of blank papers; by japanned tin boxes, lettered imposingly, but for the most part empty.

    Paul Kelver, a Novel

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