Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The State or character of being refulgent; a flood of light; splendor; brilliancy.
- n. Synonyms Effulgence, Splendor, etc. (see radiance), brightness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being refulgent; brilliancy; splender; radiance.
- n. the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
“The husband appeared of a middle age, between manhood and youth: from his eyes darted forth sparkling light derived from the wisdom of love; by virtue of which light his face was radiant from its inmost ground; and in consequence of such radiance the surface of his skin had a kind of refulgence, whereby his whole face was one resplendent comeliness.”
“I will leave you to bathe in the refulgence of each other's admiration.”
“The refulgence of Obama's oratory, with its passages of re-moralizing lyricism, is a political and even a cultural gain.”
“SHE is the refulgence of eternal Light, a spotless mirror of the power of God.”
“For if self-knowledge is to be construed as a sort of perception of inner states or events that are (by the special faculty of introspection or by the “refulgence” of consciousness) “visible” to me but not to others, then Cartesianism, though seeming to leave knowledge of our own minds intact, instead presents an untenable picture of what this “knowledge” can be.”
“Yet she, from step to step, from distress to distress, to maintain her superiority; and, like the sun, to break out upon me with the greater refulgence for the clouds that I had contrived to cast about her! —”
“Out, far out at the forefront of the ship, a deep purple refulgence appeared in front of the center of the great Caplis generator.”
“And while he dozed he dreamed that he saw the figure of a woman standing in darkness, from whose face and form came a misty refulgence, such as steals out into the dusk from white campion flowers along summer hedgerows.”
“The various lanterns, above and below, vied in refulgence.”
“Then, at night, as he lay staring before him, this feeling became a sudden refulgence, which lighted him through all the dark hours, only to be reorselessly extinguished by daylight.”
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