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  • adj. Glistening, glittering, gleaming, shining.
  • v. Present participle of glister.

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

  • adj. having brief brilliant points or flashes of light


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  • Their faces were like the shining sun; their eyes were like burning lamps; from their mouths fire was coming forth; their clothing had the appearance of froth; their wings were more glistering than gold; their hands were whiter than snow.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Take, for example, the glistering Flavio Briatore, co-owner of new arrivals QPR.

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  • Her skin was fair and smooth, like beautiful pearls glistering in the dark.


  • As I racked my brains trying to find something that required no extra time on my part yet would remian mildly entertaining to the blog-reading masses, I struck upon something glistering.

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  • Drizzled with mayo and topped with glistering portions or fish roe.

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  • There was only one person there; a tall and Roman-nosed lady, glistering over with bugles, in deep mourning.

    The Book of Snobs

  • And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.

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  • Re-enter Ariel, loaden with glistering apparel, & c

    The Tempest

  • The woe of those who were taken, the dismal wailings of those who were left, and the agonised partings, when friends and relatives clung to the swollen limbs and kissed the glistering bloated faces of those who were exiled from them for ever, I shall never forget.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Snow-drifts, avalanches, oceans held in bondage of eternal ice, and all this massed together, shifting, breaking, glistering, filling up the broad channel which divides Maui from

    The Hawaiian Archipelago


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  • I can't decide whether I like the definition of this word (glitter, brilliance), or if I get a harsher feeling from it (biting, sharp stinging).

    January 3, 2007