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- adj. Smilingly happy; showing happy emotion.
- v. Present participle of beam.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Emitting beams; radiant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by radiance; bright; cheerful.
- n. In cloth-manuf., the operation of winding the warp-yarn on the beam of a loom.
- n. In leather-making, the operation of working hides with a slicker over a beam, or with a beaming-machine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. pleased and proud
- adj. cheerful and bright
- adj. radiating or as if radiating light
Sorry, no etymologies found.
She was exchanging private glances with Joel and beaming from the audience like a proud mother (and looking a lot like Mrs. Miller from “Almost Famous”) every time the brothers were onstage.
The gallant steed bounded forward – the golden light was beaming from the sky – and we paused to watch his progress.
“An officer, no less,” his mother said in German, beaming with pride.
The reporters on all of them were all just beaming, which is not something they normally do here.
The only line I can draw between the two is the idea of beaming consciousness and control into a separate being to inhabit an otherwise uninhabitable planet.
I think that, dangerous as the written word like that is, the beaming of Israel-hatred into British living rooms is arguably worse, given the ubiquity of television (as distinct from publications like the LRB) in British homes.
I am wondering if a world crime tribunal sends him to the gallows, will this brave heart face the noose barefaced with the Bible in hand and with TV cameras catching his every expression beaming it live into many homes – I am sure some may definitely quip, what a beautiful sight that would be!
Hence, the idea of beaming down two teams at different points in the palace.
But it has left behind it a token; a clear, bright impress; a smile of undissembled love and purity; an expression beaming with the last unutterable peace; the graces which were so winning upon earth, but which shall attain their perfection in heaven.
So he was passing on with what Mr Hurry Bungsho Jabberjee, B.A., would have termed a beaming simper of indescribable suavity, when a member of one of the opposing teams, in effecting a G.O. Smithian dribble, cannoned into him.