Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Entry: afflated (adj.)

In context: "The 'base frees and condenses, compresses the whole experience to the implosion of one terrible shattering spike in the graph, an afflated orgasm of the heart that makers her feel, truly, attractive, sheltered by limits, deveiled and loved, observed and alone and sufficient and female, full, as if watched for an instant by God."

Definition: Breathed upon; inspired.

Other:No surprise here, after afflatus a few days ago.  I like this:

1862   Thackeray Roundabout Papers (1879) II. 229   We spake anon of the inflated style of some writers. What also if there is an afflated style—when a writer is like a Pythoness?

SNOOT score: 2

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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