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Radiancy   Listen

The quality of being bright and sending out rays of light.  Synonyms: effulgence, radiance, refulgence, refulgency, shine.

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"Radiancy" Quotes from Famous Books

... under way, hopeful to spoil that game. Prussian Majesty, we see, is not insensible to so much honor; and brightens into hopefulness and fine humor in consequence. What radiancy spread over the Queen's side of the House we need not say. The Tobacco-Parliament is like to have a hard task.—Friedrich Wilhelm privately is well inclined to have his Daughter married, with such outlooks, if it can be done. The marriage of the Crown-Prince ...
— History of Friedrich II of Prussia V 7 • Thomas Carlyle

... and are therefore most likely to transmit to their kind their own excellences as hosts and entertainers. Thus all the glories of the blossoms have arisen in doing useful work; their beauty is not mere ornament, but the sign and token of duty well performed. Our opportunity to admire the radiancy and perfume of a jessamine or a pond-lily is due to the previous admiration of uncounted winged attendants. If a winsome maid adorns herself with a wreath from the garden, and carries a posy gathered ...
— Little Masterpieces of Science: - The Naturalist as Interpreter and Seer • Various

... augury of completed desire that Crane should come the day of their good fortune with Allis. If she would but marry him there would be little left to worry about. So it was that Crane, perplexed by his recent love check, and Allis, mired in gloom over her hero's misfortune, stepped into a radiancy ...
— Thoroughbreds • W. A. Fraser

... nibbled at, all but eaten up, while he hung dubitative; and though that was the cause of his winning her, it offended his niceness. She had not come to him out of cloistral purity, out of perfect radiancy. Spiritually, likewise, was he a little prince, a despotic prince. He wished for her to have come to him out of an egg-shell, somewhat more astonished at things than a chicken, but as completely enclosed before ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

Words linked to "Radiancy" :   luster, brightness, lustre, radiant, gleaming, gleam, glossiness, burnish, polish, sheen, gloss, glow, shininess, lambency, radiate

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