Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a brilliant manner; splendidly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a brilliant manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb in a brilliant manner; done with brilliance

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

  • adverb in an extremely intelligent way
  • adverb with brightness

Etymologies

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brilliant +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Leaders Without a Title brilliantly balance being compassionate with being courageous.

    The Leader Who Had No Title

  • As he finished the letter, an image of her face in all its complex life, her eyes shining, her expression brilliantly intelligent and receptive, came to him.

    The Master

  • If they collaborate, Bachelet will close her term brilliantly and Piñera will begin his with the right foot forward.

    Elites TV

  • As the title brilliantly puts it, there have been developments in the area of protecting astronauts from deadly solar radiation.

    Futurismic

  • Adam Haslett's page-turner of a debut novel ranges brilliantly from the Strait of Hormuz to the outskirts of Boston to the belly of the financial beast — New York's Federal Reserve.

    Union Atlantic: Summary and book reviews of Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett.

  • Then Bale crosses brilliantly from the left to Crouch at the far post; Lord alone knows how the big man missed it.

    Tottenham Hotspur v FC Twente – as it happened

  • The gun is so light, small, thin, and just plain brilliantly designed; these little guns warrant the effort to make them reliable.

    Kel-tec 380 acp 6+1 for $233. Should I get it?

  • It has bounced back brilliantly from the global recession but must be careful to avoid being sucked into the engines of an expanding China.

    The New World Order

  • The gun is so light, small, thin, and just plain brilliantly designed; these little guns warrant the effort to make them reliable.

    Kel-tec 380 acp 6+1 for $233. Should I get it?

  • What Jackson does so brilliantly is to capture the surrealism of family life with its impossible combination of adults forced to explain and impose standards of behaviour that collapse into ludicrousness under the stern eye and wild logic of your average four-year-old.

    Seeing The Funny Side « Tales from the Reading Room

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