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in the flush of

Also, in the first or full flush of . During a sudden rush of a strong positive feeling regarding something, as in In the first flush of victory he decided to take all his friends to dinner. This expression employs flush in the sense of "a bout of emotion or passion." [c. 1600]
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While I was in the full flush of this ardor there came to see our school, one day, a Mexican gentleman who was studying the American system of education; a mild, fat, saffron man, whom I could almost have died to please for Cervantes' and Don Quixote's sake, because I knew he spoke their tongue.
Small shreds and patches of it must be very beautiful in the full flush of spring, however, and all the more beautiful by contrast with the far- reaching desolation that surrounds them on every side.
He was obliged to turn the other's head so that the full flush of the fire light would beam upon it.
But there was Mrs Boffin to part from, and, in the full flush of her dignity, the impressible little soul collapsed again.
He was a widowed boat-builder, whom blindness had overtaken years before in the full flush of busi- ness.
I was in the full flush of a paranoia which had attacked many American academics of the time, a feeling that the Nixon government and the forces it might represent were opposed to any kind of social science of the kind that interested me, and that it might be a good idea to think about how we would do our work if the government decided to clamp down on it or, at the least, discourage it.
As I WRITE THIS, we are in the full flush of a gorgeous Atlanta spring.
He may be in the Autumn of his playing career compared to Maddison who's in the full flush of spring, but he has proved to his detractors that he can still do a job at this level.
5 liter full flash water system against the traditional water full flush of 6 liter.
Aged 12, Barney's not exactly in the full flush of youth.
in our in the great But the press of the trousers was sharp enough to shave the new whiskers from the chins of boys in the full flush of hope.
Taken backstage at The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, sometime in 1963, it depicts an actress in the full flush of youth, starring in what has become one of theatreland's most iconic musicals, My Fair Lady.
This work is based on Lady Antonia''s own diaries and, perhaps predictably, deals with the full flush of early love and then with the twilight years leading to Pinter''s death on Christmas Eve 2008.
That's the ironic thing - it could have happened had he been in the full flush of his health.
Wounded all black and whites may be, but I still expect United to finish above Blackpool because we have all witnessed the full flush of honeymoon days evaporate as the chill winter bites.