from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Full to overflowing.
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- adj. Filled to maximum capacity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full to the brim; completely full; ready to overflow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full to the brim or top; completely full: rarely used attributively: as, a glass brimful of wine; “brimful of sorrow,”
- “her brimful eyes,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. filled to capacity
You felt as you listened to his pleadings that sin and salvation were terms brimful of meaning to him.
She was "brimful of hellcat fury," he wrote last week, recalling an episode that was presumably the 1968 equivalent of Paltrow striving to be "strong and not strident".
For parts of its complex architecture are brimful of new life, laced with sweetness that is still a lure for bumblebees.
But I would have thought Cambridge would be brimful of classics about itself, so this is all very intriguing.
The lush gardens are brimful with carved stoneware, unusual plants, fountains, and winding paths leading out into the open land of the Weald.
Since the commercial triumph of Harry Potter, publishers have received sacks of manuscripts that are brimful of broomsticks, wands and magic spells.
"I'll be sacked if I try to wriggle out of it," he'd lied and lied, with the cord of the phone around his neck, and across the shambled room Julia engulfed in his dressing gown, aquamarine eyes brimful.
Most of the curls have gone, the specs look a touch more understated, and he is lean and long-striding and brimful of the morning.
CBPlanet-Struck, by Julian Turner Anvil, £8.95 The poems in Turner's third collection strike an eerie, haunting note: brimful of spooks, spirits and the seemingly mysterious movements of the elements.
Both of them were brimful with the kind of optimism that seems increasingly exotic when viewed from the relative comfort and mysterious despondency of these isles.
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