Definitions

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  • n. The property of being radiant.
  • n. The amount of energy emitted, flux.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as radiance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

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Examples

  • What light, what radiancy did the sun-god's car dart forth, and the moon athwart the firmament, while round her in the gloom swift stars careered, in the day that the city of Argos raised the stately chant of joy at my wedding, in honour of my marriage with mail-clad

    The Suppliants

  • Who dressed the face of heaven with stars in brightest radiancy:

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In the first, he expects an angel for a wife; in the last, he knows that she is like himself — erring, thoughtless, and untrue; but like himself also, filled with a struggling radiancy of better things, and adorned with ineffective qualities.

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

  • The consequence is, that all those who do not evince desire, and the radiancy of ecstasy, may very properly be set down as unworthy of the honours of the society and the pleasures attached to them.

    The physiology of taste; or Transcendental gastronomy. Illustrated by anecdotes of distinguished artists and statesmen of both continents by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Translated from the last Paris edition by Fayette Robinson.

  • Here was a faint, diffused radiancy, which they hailed like daylight; by that they pushed the horse to a good pace and began to rattle along merrily in the direction of the town.

    The Body-Snatcher

  • My hands laid down my book, my feet began to move of themselves, and to set me walking up and down the room, and my head felt as though some one had suddenly touched in it a little spring and set some machine in motion — so easily and swiftly and naturally did all sorts of pleasing fancies of which I could catch no more than the radiancy begin coursing through it.

    Youth

  • His white beard, the radiancy of his head-dress, and his triple necklace of broad blue plates beating against his breast, were alone visible.

    Salammbo

  • Yes, that night I was a torch unto myself, for in my breast a red flame was smouldering like a living beacon, and leading me to long that some frightened, belated wayfarer should, as it were, sight my little speck of radiancy amid the darkness.

    Through Russia

  • The brightest burned with the radiancy of more than a hundred Sols.

    Starfarers

  • Unclouded sunlight enveloped sea and shore in a bath of purest radiancy.

    The House of Mirth

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