Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The State or character of being refulgent; a flood of light; splendor; brilliancy.
  • noun Synonyms Effulgence, Splendor, etc. (see radiance), brightness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being refulgent; brilliancy; splender; radiance.

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  • noun the quality of being refulgent; refulgency

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

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Examples

  • The husband appeared of a middle age, between manhood and youth: from his eyes darted forth sparkling light derived from the wisdom of love; by virtue of which light his face was radiant from its inmost ground; and in consequence of such radiance the surface of his skin had a kind of refulgence, whereby his whole face was one resplendent comeliness.

    The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love

  • I will leave you to bathe in the refulgence of each other's admiration.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The refulgence of Obama's oratory, with its passages of re-moralizing lyricism, is a political and even a cultural gain.

    Pro-Obama Union's Spanish Radio Ad In Nevada: "Hillary Clinton Is Shameless"

  • SHE is the refulgence of eternal Light, a spotless mirror of the power of God.

    WWDDS? What Would Dorothy Day Say?

  • For if self-knowledge is to be construed as a sort of perception of inner states or events that are (by the special faculty of introspection or by the “refulgence” of consciousness) “visible” to me but not to others, then Cartesianism, though seeming to leave knowledge of our own minds intact, instead presents an untenable picture of what this “knowledge” can be.

    Gilbert Ryle

  • Yet she, from step to step, from distress to distress, to maintain her superiority; and, like the sun, to break out upon me with the greater refulgence for the clouds that I had contrived to cast about her! —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Out, far out at the forefront of the ship, a deep purple refulgence appeared in front of the center of the great Caplis generator.

    Running from the Deity

  • Out, far out at the forefront of the ship, a deep purple refulgence appeared in front of the center of the great Caplis generator.

    Running From The Deity

  • Out, far out at the forefront of the ship, a deep purple refulgence appeared in front of the center of the great Caplis generator.

    Running From The Deity

  • Out, far out at the forefront of the ship, a deep purple refulgence appeared in front of the center of the great Caplis generator.

    Running From The Deity

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