Definitions

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  • n. The quality of shining; brightness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Brightness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Brightness; luster; splendor.

Etymologies

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shining +‎ -ness

Examples

  • That lay around the rest of the Phosphoric Ocean, not as a boundary but as a shiningness unimaginably remote, within which the curve of the planet lost itself in its own vastness.

    The Game Of Empire

  • Off across the valley, a herd of beasts catches the shiningness on their horns.

    Explorations

  • The shiningness, tangled with darkness strands, showed no awareness of how they had become the power group.

    The Battle of Forever

  • And there was a shiningness against sky-black, a field of light, stars all around.

    Starways

  • Together with those remote wisps of shiningness out there in that gulf of blackness, it made up the world in which he had his existence.

    The Voyage of the Space Beagle

  • "It thinks of stars beyond stars, but always that picture of a sickle reaping shiningness.

    Starways

  • "It is the shiningness of my lamp, which the cruel darkness drove out.

    Harper's Young People, December 9, 1879 An Illustrated Weekly

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