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irradiate
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  • Smiling, passing each other the pressed-glass pickle-dish, seeing Mrs. Gurrey’s linty supper-cloth irradiated by the light of intimacy, Vida and Raymie talked about Carol’s rose-colored turban, Carol’s sweetness, Carol’s new low shoes, Carol’s erroneous theory that there was no need of strict discipline in school, Carol’s amiability in the Bon Ton, Carol’s flow of wild ideas, which, honestly, just simply made you nervous trying to keep track of them.

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  • He was irradiated by the dawn of a great amazement.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • For, d’ye see, rainbows do not visit the clear air; they only irradiate vapour.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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