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  • verb Present participle of dazzle.
  • adjective Shining intensely.
  • adjective Splendid; brilliant
  • adjective Superlative; astounding
  • noun The action of the verb to dazzle; dazzlement

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  • adjective amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
  • adjective shining intensely


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  • 'Have you ever imagined what it must feel like to be divinely beautiful?'

    'Well now, no, I haven't,' confessed Matthew ingenuously.

    'I have, often. Which would you rather be if you had the choice - divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?'

    (Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery)

    August 17, 2008