Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun In dyeing, same as blooming, 2.

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  • verb Present participle of brighten.
  • noun An instance of becoming brighter

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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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  • 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.

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • 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.

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    WN.com - Business News

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

    WN.com - Business News

  • 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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