Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of brighten.
  • n. An instance of becoming brighter

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The flash of light which passes over the surface of the melted metal when lead containing silver is assayed on a cupel in a muffle.
  • n. In dyeing, same as blooming, 2.

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Examples

  • Had this been one of her plays, Thomas would now return, throwing the door wide, his expression brightening on seeing her still in his bed.

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  • With his prospects for another term brightening, Ben Bernanke will

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  • With his prospects for another term brightening, Ben Bernanke will lead the Federal Reserve this year in pulling back the stimulus

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  • WASHINGTON (AP) - With his prospects for another term brightening, Ben Bernanke will lead the Federal Reserve this year in pulling back the

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  • (AP) - With his prospects for another term brightening, Ben Bernanke will lead the Federal Reserve this year in pulling back the stimulus

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  • (AP) - With his prospects for another term brightening, Ben Bernanke will

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  • WASHINGTON - With his prospects for another term brightening, Ben Bernanke will Dow Jones industrial average jumped 106 points as confidence grew

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  • With his prospects for another term brightening, Ben Bernanke will lead that effort.

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  • WASHINGTON - With his prospects for another term brightening, Ben Bernanke will lead the Federal Reserve this year in pulling back the stimulus

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  • (AP) With his prospects for another term brightening, Ben Bernanke will lead the Federal Reserve this year in pulling back the stimulus money it pumped out to fight the financial crisis that erupted in his first term.

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