The bird is called a Resplendent Quetzal because of its beautiful, shimmering colors.
Gilderoy Lockhart was walking onto the stage, resplendent in robes of deep plum and accompanied by none other than Snape, wearing his usual black.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
He says, "Ah, boys, boys, You can make up your own minds but first stock them. Are you listening to me? Stock your minds and you can move through the world resplendent."
Frank McCourt -- Angela’s Ashes
We must believe that the gates of Heaven were thrown open to receive her ransomed spirit, and that a crown resplendent with glory was placed upon her peaceful brow
Olive Ann Burns -- Cold Sassy Tree
Resplendent in his white tuxedo, Hunter smiles up at me as Pastor Keith pours water over his head, makes him a child of God.
Ellen Hopkins -- Glass
Sunny finally came out the patio doors, dressed in a resplendent swath of white.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
Resplendent geese stand on a headland and peer into a heavy sky.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
Christoffels was resplendent in a new black suit, new checkered vest, a snowy white shirt, flowered tie, and stiff starched collar.
Corrie Ten Boom -- The Hiding Place
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It was the merest fleeting glance she had, this color snapshot of the two dark and ’resplendently beautiful young people lolling against a tree trunk: with arms full of schoolbooks yet as abandoned as David and Bathsheba, they stood pressed together kissing with the urgent hunger of animals devouring each other’s substance, and their tongues thrust and explored each other gluttonously, the darting flesh visible through the black mantle of the girl’s rich cascading hair.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
Now it’s resplendent.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
If I was a radiant bride, the groom was positively resplendent.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
You’d imagine him like the young Rembrandt, flooded with grandiose commissions, his studios resplendent with jewels and battle axes, goblets and furs, leopard skins and costume armor, all the power and sadness of earthly things.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
Imitations, sales accessories, but at the moment they looked like the most resplendent blossoms in the world.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
The morning’s sun rose clear and resplendent, touching the foamy waves into a network of ruby-tinted light.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
All except the Hooloovoo were resplendent in their multicolored ceremonial lab coats; the Hooloovoo had been temporarily refracted into a free-standing prism for the occasion.
Douglas Adams -- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The other was a large square epistle, resplendent with the terrible arms of his Eminence the cardinal duke.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
The camerlegno looked at her, his green eyes resplendently sane.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
The flag was sometimes eaten and lost in this mass of vapor, but more often it projected, sun-touched, resplendent.
Stephen Crane -- The Red Badge of Courage
The flashing cascade of his mane, the curving comet of his tail, invested him with housings more resplendent than gold and silver-beaters could have furnished him.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
Two resplendent cars came shooting at full speed into the parking lot and stopped with a flourish of screeching brakes.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
Here rows of resplendent pewter, ranged on a long dresser, dazzled his eyes.
Washington Irving -- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
His mother was seated on the chaise longue, resplendent in her own wedding dress, face clumsily coated with make-up.
Eoin Colfer -- Artemis Fowl
There they came upon Orik and ten other dwarves-some women-arrayed around the body of Hrothgar, who lay upon four shields, resplendent in his golden mail.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
He broke the horsehair plume away, and down it fell, resplendent with fresh purple, in the dust.
Homer -- The Iliad
The four merry couples, mingled with the sun, the fields, the flowers, the trees, were resplendent.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
By the step leading up into the sleeping-car stood a young French lieutenant, resplendent in uniform conversing, with a small man muffled up to the ears of whom nothing was visible but a pink-tipped nose and the two points of an upward-curled moustache.
Agatha Christie -- Murder On The Orient Express
The hall, too, was scoured; and the great carved clock, as well as the steps and banisters of the staircase, were polished to the brightness of glass; in the dining-room, the sideboard flashed resplendent with plate; in the drawing-room and boudoir, vases of exotics bloomed on all sides.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
The state militia who had gone out so short a time before, resplendent in new uniforms, could hardly be distinguished from the seasoned troops, so dirty and unkempt were they.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
Pleased at this answer, every man sent a squire to fetch a gift- Antinoos, a wide resplendent robe, embroidered fine, and fastened with twelve brooches, pins pressed into sheathing tubes of gold; Eurymakhos, a necklace, wrought in gold, with sunray pieces of clear glinting amber.
Homer -- The Odyssey
Both were in black—but with the strange difference that Mordred was resplendent in his, a sort of Hamlet, while Gawaine looked more like the grave-digger.
T. H. White -- The Once and Future King
Two of these proved to be a variety of the Blue Molucca pigeon; the third I assumed to be the Nicobar pigeon, having met with descriptions of its resplendent green, bronze, and steely-blue plumage; and I was pleased to think of domesticating them, and establishing them as first tenants of a suitable dwelling near the cave.
Johann Wyss -- The Swiss Family Robinson
He looked past her and saw she had turned the typewriter around before waking him; it grinned resplendently at him with its missing tooth, telling him it was all right to hope and noble to strive, but in the end it was doom alone which would count.
Stephen King -- Misery
Barbara, resplendent in a flowing maroon-and-gold sleeveless dress with African designs on top of a white double-knit T-shirt, looks over her shoulder at the rising slope of empty seats behind her.
Ron Suskind -- A Hope in the Unseen
After a time, quiet reigns again; for the peeresses are all come and are all in their places, a solid acre or such a matter, of human flowers, resplendent in variegated colours, and frosted like a Milky Way with diamonds.
Mark Twain -- The Prince and The Pauper
The royal chime of the palace scatters on all sides, and without relaxation, resplendent trills, upon which fall, at regular intervals, the heavy strokes from the belfry of Notre-Dame, which makes them sparkle like the anvil under the hammer.
Victor Hugo -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
—Adam and Eve were then created by God and placed in Eden, in the plain of Damascus, that lovely garden resplendent with sunlight and colour, teeming with luxuriant vegetation.
James Joyce -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
The woman opened to him the door of a little parlor, covered with a rag carpet, where stood a table with a very shining black oil-cloth, sundry lank, high-backed wood chairs, with some plaster images in resplendent colors on the mantel-shelf, above a very dimly-smoking grate; a long hard-wood settle extended its uneasy length by the chimney, and here Haley sat him down to meditate on the instability of human hopes and happiness in general.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Baroness Shilton, a friend of Petritsky’s, with a rosy little face and flaxen hair, resplendent in a lilac satin gown, and filling the whole room, like a canary, with her Parisian chatter, sat at the round table making coffee.
Leo Tolstoy -- Anna Karenina
ELESIN stands resplendent in rich clothes, cap, shawl, etc.
Wole Soyinka -- Death and the King’s Horseman
As the rustic who rests him on the bill in the season when he that brightens the world keepeth his face least hidden from us, what time the fly yieldeth to the gnat, sees many fireflies down in the valley, perhaps there where he makes his vintage and ploughs,—with as many flames all the eighth pit was resplendent, as I perceived soon as I was there where the bottom became apparent.
Dante Alighieri -- Dante’s Inferno
Razor creases on his pants and resplendent white shirts were his trademarks.
Junot Diaz -- Drown
There was a marine standing inside the hatch, a corporal, resplendent in striped blue trousers, khaki shirt and tie, and snow-white pistol belt.
Tom Clancy -- The Hunt for Red October
One thing must have pacified her for a moment; and that was seeing the two of us, behind the wall, in the midst of that resplendent light, alive and well.
Gaston Leroux -- The Phantom of the Opera
The girls led them up four steep, very long flights of creaking wooden stairs and guided them through a doorway into their own wonderful and resplendent tenement apartment, which burgeoned miraculously with an infinite and proliferating flow of supple young naked girls and contained the evil and debauched ugly old man who irritated Nately constantly with his caustic laughter and the clucking, proper old woman in the ash-gray woolen sweater who disapproved of everything immoral thatů
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
Benvenuto Cellini tells us in his memoirs, that, after a certain terrible dream or vision which he had during his confinement in the castle of St. Angelo a resplendent light appeared over the shadow of his head at morning and evening, whether he was in Italy or France, and it was particularly conspicuous when the grass was moist with dew.
Henry David Thoreau -- Walden
To Catherine he appeared resplendent; it was some time before she could believe again that this beautiful young man was her own exclusive property.
Henry James -- Washington Square
Everyone was dressed resplendently.
Lisa See -- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
He wore a resplendent dressing-gown and embroidered slippers.