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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scintillate.


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  • "Greenberg" scintillates with intelligence, razor's-edge humor and austere empathy for its struggling lovers, while Stieg Larsson's pierced and piercing heroine makes for an indelible "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."

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  • The result is vintage McGruder and vintage "Boondocks," in which the message can be exactly right and totally wrong from one joke to the next; McGruder scintillates a hard truth in one brilliant moment and then immolates the joke's value in the next moment with his own ample dousing of lighter fluid.

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  • "Greenberg" scintillates with intelligence, razor's-edge humor and austere empathy for its struggling lovers.

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  • It shines, pulsates and scintillates explaining from within.

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  • It scintillates against a starry night sky or cloudless blue with equal impact.

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  • The green metallic yarn scintillates and the giraffe casts neat shadows in the sunlight.

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  • But his head, though bigger than average, is light; the wide brow and the wideset eyes that looked estranged from one another, the shallow-U chin that scintillates grey in the sunlight, the global curve of his cranium, all this is built upon a skull made of sinus-bone and aluminium.


  • Fancy words like "errs" and "scintillates" are easy to misuse and come across as trying too hard.

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  • “Clovis Dardentor” scintillates with significance for the Merovingian story.

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  • The ultimate fibrils of this plant are sometimes sold in little bundles for the purpose of being slit, and receiving the small Neapolitan firework called _gera foletti_, which scintillates like a fire-fly.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845.


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