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- n. The condition of being luminous
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being luminous, in any sense; brightness; clearness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
He seeks to assess mysticism's veracity not merely on account of its "luminousness".
Radium Coke - Not to be outdone by rival Pepsi, Coca-Cola introduces its latest product with an epic commercial that salutes its own 1971 hilltop "I'd like to buy the world a Coke" ad, with a cross-section of new, hip young people singing at night, their bodies aglow in radioactive luminousness caused by ingesting the metallic element.
Abe Lincoln had the ears (and the beard, and the stove-pipe hat); Bill Clinton had a nose that glowed red, almost to luminousness, as his allergies assailed him.
— The sea from its extreme luminousness presented a wonderful & most beautiful appearance; every part of the water, which by day is seen as foam, glowed with a pale light.
It appeared dark, for a moment, against the blue sky behind it; then the fleeting cloud which shadowed it passed on, and the face of the column brightened into such luminousness that the sky behind sank to the complexion of a dark foil.
The two white gates were distinct, and the white balls on the pillars, and the puddles and damp ruts left by the recent rain, had a cold, corpse-eyed luminousness.
Everything about them is operatic and larger than life: Tom's determination to find a cure for Izzy and his fear of losing her, Izzy's ever-increasing luminousness in the face of death, their love for one another.
The triangular, black fins of sharks, like small, hard sails of hell – boats, amid the swimming luminousness.
And its blueness, even in the vial, held an intensity of luminousness.
There was some of the uncanny luminousness of the sunlit sea in the air.