- To possess a visage bare of these hirsute adornments or a countenance too efflorescent in that respect was, under a regime of tonsorial politics, to invite personal disaster! - "The Hispanic Nations of the New World Volume 50 in The Chronicles Of America Series", William R. Shepherd.
- The air was twilight and heavy with efflorescent granules that hurtled past in a drone. - "Pardners", Rex Beach.
- On temple tops, on marble terraces and balconies, on the efflorescent capitals of vast columns that pierce the sky, swarms affrighted humanity. - "Promenades of an Impressionist", James Huneker.