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  • adj. Too bright


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over- +‎ bright


  • When Evie caught sight of my pallor, the overbright, feverish glint to my eyes, she sent me home, saying she would close the kitchen a little early that afternoon.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • Just as I was pulling on my jeans, the door flew open and Lucy burst in, face flushed, eyes overbright.

    Hollywood Savage

  • Instead of looking overbright, like an HDTV test pattern, her black hair, blue suit, and aquamarine ring were starting to appear washed out, almost fuzzy, more like one of those fifties movies you rent that was done by some cheaper process than Technicolor.

    As Husbands Go

  • I used the phrase, "coruscating emanations of this forgotten world's overbright sun".

    MIND MELD: Worldbuilding

  • An order from Joe-Jim was not to be ignored and he had got it through his not overbright mind that an order from Ertz carried the same weight.

    Destiny Narrowly Avoided

  • Same overbright classroom, same malevolent chairs.


  • Youre both famous, said Isabelle in the same overbright voice.

    Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

  • Whoever it was, Paladino greeted him with an overbright tone.

    William Langewiesche on the Amazon air crash

  • "The Hat Squad's" stylized sadism, with its skewed camera angles, overbright colors and tongue-in-cheek violence, is pure parody -- and it works.

    What's New, Copycat?

  • Voices sound loud and hysterical, colours pulse and are overbright, and, before I know it, I find myself sitting in a bathroom in the basement smelling the soap.

    Archive 2008-12-01


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  • ...and we found in the eerie

    overbright morning that rhubarb leaves

    had crusted the window.

    - Peter Reading, Fall, from For the Municipality's Elderly, 1974

    June 22, 2008