from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Brilliant luster; vivid brightness; splendor.
  • noun Synonyms See radiance.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being resplendent; brilliant luster; vivid brightness; splendor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The property of being, or that which causes something to be, resplendent.

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

  • noun brilliant radiant beauty


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  • "There is a crystalline humanity, a logical vulnerability in Berg's imaginative interpretation of these religious figures, which brings novel resplendence to a familiar story."

    The Handmaid and the Carpenter by Elizabeth Berg: Book summary 2010

  • Given the resplendence of the previous episode two weeks ago, when Dean Pelton had a nervous breakdown over the college's late-night commercial, we were due a ho-hum episode that doesn't deliver much.

    Monica Potts: Community: Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism Monica Potts 2011

  • The way they look - first prettily adorned, then by the end tattered - evokes the resplendence of Cio-Cio-San the bride, then the degradation that engulfs her as she nears her inevitable, ruinous end.

    Screens evoke 'Butterfly' magic 2011

  • You will glitter everywhere with your resplendence.

    Locke Rush: Choosing to Feed the Godly Wolf Inside 2010

  • It is a brilliant resplendence which knows and understands all the universe.

    Locke Rush: Tumbling Through Life 2010

  • You will glitter everywhere with your resplendence.

    Locke Rush: Choosing to Feed the Godly Wolf Inside 2010

  • When Albertus Magnus refers to resplendence it is usually safe to construe what he says in terms of some form of divine illumination.

    Dietrich of Freiberg Führer, Markus 2009

  • Dietrich makes a very interesting and important application of this doctrine of the resplendence of the intellect.

    Dietrich of Freiberg Führer, Markus 2009

  • In the manner of superheroes, both were dressed in sleek, formfitting, iridescent outfits that advertised their fitness and firmness and enhanced the resplendence of their bodies in action.

    Albertine Takes A Tumble 2009

  • Edgar, who had hardly yet looked at her, was now himself struck with the unusual resplendence of her beauty, and telling Camilla he saw she was glad to be at liberty, protested he could not but rejoice to be spared a decision for himself, where the choice would have been so difficult.

    Camilla 2008


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