But brilliant young ladies, a little blinded by their own effulgence, are apt to forget that the modest satellite drowned in their light is still performing its own revolutions and generating heat at its own rate.
Freddy, barely out of college, had risen above the horizon since Lily’s eclipse, and she now saw with surprise what an effulgence he shed on the outer twilight of Mrs. Hatch’s existence.
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With that word the heat seemed to increase till it became a threatening weight and the lagoon attacked them with a blinding effulgence.
William Golding -- Lord of the Flies
A glowing effulgence seemed to swell out of nothing behind him …. like an incoming fireball.