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  • verb Present participle of illume.


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  • I did Hung and the network was not in any way illuming force on set.

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  • Most interesting to me was that the Headmaster didn't reprimand any of this, most perplexing was Axley's motives for illuming us, most hopeful was the private hello/honest espial of an uneducatable young man.

    Peter and the Wolf

  • Here Nature is unapproachable with her green, airy canopy, a sun-impregnated cloud — cloud above cloud; and though the highest may be unreached by the eye, the beams yet filter through, illuming the wide spaces beneath — chamber succeeded by chamber, each with its own special lights and shadows.

    Green Mansions

  • The sun, rising behind Machaerus, spread a rosy flush over the sky, lighting up the stony shores, the hills, and the desert, and illuming the distant mountains of Judea, rugged and grey in the early dawn.


  • What I remember most, once the column of flame spent its initial fury and sank to a moderate blaze, is the old Chief Magus Arshaka, his rheumy eyes filled with tears, arms outstretched in blessing, his lips moving in prayer as he knelt before the Sacred Fire, bright flames illuming his filthy robes.

    Kushiel's Avatar

  • They compared the solitary ray to virtue in loneliness -- to the flickering of a lamp in a tomb -- to a star reflected on quicksilver -- to the flash of a sword cutting through a host of foes -- and to the light of genius illuming scenes of poverty and distress.

    A Love Story

  • The fire-flies -- mimic meteors -- were giddily winging their way from bush to bush, -- illuming the atmosphere, and imparting to the scene a glittering beauty, which a summer night in a northern clime cannot boast.

    A Love Story

  • Kindled with a blaze illuming all the chambers of my brain!

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 4, October, 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Hitherto the light had been thought of as a lamp, illuming a single place; now it was to be a sun, shedding its glory upon a world.

    My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

  • O thou earth, and thou all-illuming beam of the sun, look down upon, behold this abandoned woman, before she move her blood-stained hand itself about to inflict the blow against her children; for from thy golden race they sprung; but fearful is it for the blood of Gods to fall by the hand of man.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.


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