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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of illume.


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  • It delves into the question of poverty in America and illumes the various schools of thought on poverty and inequality at some length and with some subtlty.

    New York Times: Edwards Campaign "Joyless"

  • More illumes went up and the shadows stopped moving.

    ‘You Can’t Feel Sorry for Yourself’

  • More brilliant than the brightest star that illumes the earth, he is approaching his glittering golden palace; the sun itself does not shine with more dazzling glory.

    The Birds

  • It stands inseparably with Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, and Hancock, and they form together the brightest constellation which illumes the Revolutionary annals of our country!

    Annals and Reminiscences of Jamaica Plain

  • As the sun high advanced in the heavens illumes our flag on the Atlantic, its first morning beams shall salute our kindred banner-stars on the shores of the Pacific, the present western limit of this great republic.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • No steady light illumes the pages; scenes and characters float before as if shrouded in mist, or dimmed by distance.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 1, January, 1864

  • She broods upon her wrongs until, as the first bright streak of yellow day illumes the room, flinging its glories profusely upon the wall and ceiling, pretty knickknacks that return its greeting, and angry, unthankful creature alike, a thought comes to her that promises to amply satisfy her vengeful craving.

    Molly Bawn

  • But a glory from the past illumes this consecrated spot.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • It glares in haunts where jeweled ringers lift the cup of pleasure to the month of sin, 'mid the sobbing of the sensuous music and flow of forbidden wine; and speeding on its way illumes the dim cathedral aisle, where surpliced priest proclaims the teachings of the master, and golden-throated choirs lift their hosannas to the King of Kings.

    The California Birthday Book

  • Entwines her noblest wreath, illumes her loftiest star!

    Poems (1828)


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