from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the orb or disk complete or fully illuminated; like the full moon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having its orb complete or fully illuminated, as the moon; like the full moon.


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  • And, finally, she had great, blazing black eyes -- the half-caste eye, round, full-orbed, and sensuous, which marks the collision of the dark races with the light.


  • Rather, we should stop treating young adults like children, we should throw out this artificial and ill-conceived concept of "teenager," we should teach a full-orbed concept of chastity, and we should encourage younger marriages.

    News from the Fish Bowl

  • The fetters of tradition are being melted off from humanity, and as the dross of materialism is being consumed, thought is being liberated and truth is rising full-orbed before an astonished multitude.

    The Master Key System

  • But her enjoyment was not long to shine full-orbed: a cloud soon crossed it.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Of yon starred concave climbs the full-orbed moon,

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • To do that, a man must be in the battle-attitude not from passion, but by reason of deep conviction, strong conscience and full-orbed courage.

    The Weapon of Prayer

  • Its entrance is the result of a settled design which God formed in eternity, and through which He purposed to reveal Himself to His rational creatures as complete and full-orbed in all conceivable perfections.

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

  • He can have no adequate appreciation of the glory of God, nor of the riches of grace which are given him through redemption in Christ; for nowhere else as brightly as in the predestination of the elect to life does the glory of God shine out in its full-orbed splendor, undimmed and unsullied by human works of any kind.

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

  • Her choristers were the birds; her incense the sweet perfume which the grateful earth and her innocent children the flowers continually offer up to their Maker: instead of the gaudy chandelier, she gazed upon the full-orbed moon, hanging like a silver lamp from its dome of blue, and forcibly recalling the Divine Hand which placed it there.

    Holidays at the Grange or A Week's Delight Games and Stories for Parlor and Fireside

  • One reason, perhaps, why mediæval literature assumed so light and unartistic a form was, that by necessity it could not be full-orbed.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 34, August, 1860


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