afflatus afflatus


  • (n) a strong creative impulse; divine inspiration


  1. Elevation of spirit is the obvious in tent of Whiting's language, but an afflatus of rhetoric is what we often get.
  2. There is no more phlegmatic temperament in American art, or so one might think; the divine afflatus is reduced, in his paintings, to metered squirts from an air brush.
  3. He goes at the canvas with all the afflatus of a silkworm eating its phlegmatic way across a mulberry leaf.
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