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"blushing," 1880, from a- (1) + flush (v.).

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  • She tossed the curls back from her lovely be-dimpled features, all aflush now.

    The Red Debt Everett MacDonald
  • The first monthly volume of the new series may fairly be said to be aflush with the finest promise.

    A Book of Burlesque Willam Davenport Adams
  • As Belle-Ann looked straight into his eyes, her face was now all aflush with pleasure and the baffling dimples were at play.

    The Red Debt Everett MacDonald
  • "Go ahead," the quarter-deck bade him, seeing him aflush with information.

    The Mystery Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams

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