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  • n  a strong creative impulse; divine inspiration
    divine afflatus

  • Having come within one word (afflatus) of winning last year's Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee, dark-haired Sandra Owen, 14, of Navarre, Ohio, had thought of practically .
  • These hours of afflatus in the human spirit, the springs of art, are, in their mystery, akin to the epochs of history, when a race which for centuries has lived content, unknown .
  • At conference's end, as the emotional afflatus of Churchill's oratory subsided, it was clear that Britain's Tories were still fumbling for a policy which would rally anti-Socialist .

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