from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a bright manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Brilliantly; splendidly; with luster.
  • adv. With lively intelligence; intelligently.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a bright manner; splendidly; with luster; cheerfully.

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

  • adv. with brightness


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  • Sometimes she is looking brightly from a mirror, curiously gazing back as I check for flaws, for indications of pain, for reflections of the inner need.

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  • This Brazilian important offers pants, sports bras and serious workout tees - all in brightly colored tubes on the wall!

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  • His paintings of women depict them in brightly colored clothing, often in natural, outdoor settings.

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  • Four Loko markets its brand in brightly colored cans, similar to non-alcoholic beverages such as Arizona Tea, and in fruity flavors, such as Lemon Lime and Watermelon.

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  • Interrogated on several occasions, always in brightly lit rooms, sometimes beatings would occur, or physc ops. used, (letter - confirming death of father, mother, wife, etc.), finally ignored after two - three weeks.

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  • On Monday, Savile Row was transformed into a meadow where sheep -- their wool dyed in brightly colored plaid patterns -- grazed, while many of the tailors opened their doors and archives to the public.

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  • Anyway, when the alarm woke me, I was watching a woman, dressed in brightly colored clothes, leaving some sort of grungy-looking train station, and, mentally contrasting it with the bridge of the Enterprise from Star Trek: The Next Generation, my dreaming brain constructed this sentence (or something very like it):

    Now I'm even writing in my sleep

  • Dark-suited Americans mingled with men in brightly colored turbans and women in flowing saris as guests sat at tables decorated with arrangements of fragrant geraniums, roses and peonies set on cinnamon and burgundy table-cloths.

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  • Tomorrow will begin brightly, however rain will spread from the west over the course of the day.

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  • Tomorrow will begin brightly; however, rain will spread from the west over the course of the day.

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