Definitions

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  • adv. In a lambent manner, brightly.

Etymologies

lambent +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Such lives as his are of necessity ignes fatui, playing lambently upon the mere surface of things but leaving no lasting mark.

    Black day in July

  • And as they touched them there was the swift dissolution, the melting away into putrescence of flesh and bone that I had witnessed when the dart touched fruit that time I had saved Rador — and upon this the Medusae gorged; pulsing lambently; their wondrous colours shifting, changing, glowing stronger; elfin moons now indeed, but satellites whose glimmering beauty was fed by death; alembics of enchantment whose glorious hues were sucked from horror.

    The Moon Pool

  • Medusae gorged; pulsing lambently; their wondrous colours shifting, changing, glowing stronger; elfin moons now indeed, but satellites whose glimmering beauty was fed by death; alembics of enchantment whose glorious hues were sucked from horror.

    The Moon Pool

  • That tinge is what gives its strange glitter to his fooling; madness playing safely and lambently around the stoutest common sense.

    Figures of Several Centuries

  • Leo was the only animal who did not seem very greatly perturbed, but even he was awake, and lay crouching at the extreme end of his tether, his eyes lambently aglow, and his tail softly beating the earth now and then.

    The Adventures of Dick Maitland A Tale of Unknown Africa

  • The rich masses of pale hair were luxuriously nestled around her shoulders and the blazing eyes flamed, lambently, under the black brows -- but that was all.

    Mr. Isaacs

  • Instead of the fierce light beating about a throne, it played lambently upon a sty.

    Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I Essay 3: Byron

  • One day a boy who dwelt in the palace fell asleep in its portico, and as he lay there some attendants who passed by saw a flame playing lambently around his head.

    Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15) The Romance of Reality

  • As would appear from verse 33, the tongues of fire remained lambently glowing on each head ( 'which ye see'), and the whole hundred and twenty, thus strangely crowned, were pouring out rapturous praises, each in some strange tongue.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture: the Acts

  • They unfolded herself for her -- these friendly ones -- as she could not do; out of her bluntness grew a graciousness that lay softly over it; the cloud itself melted away and floated off; and Desire began to sparkle again more lambently.

    Real Folks

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