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Definition radiating or as if radiating light
  • Suddenly, before an effulgent Titian, he found himself saying: "But I'm only fifty-seven—" and then he turned away.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • She looked at him, but his eyes were resolutely fixed on the window; it was flooded with the effulgence of the morning sun rising above the harbor.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • A glowing effulgence seemed to swell out of nothing behind him .... like an incoming fireball.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "You know you're perfectly effulgent."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • The inside was shining with an almost supernatural effulgence.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • I mention these last three because my recollection of that night is only the sort of pinkish effulgence from the electric-lamps in the hotel lounge.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • I see the sky, softly feathered with its sudden effulgence of moon.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • For lesser men she reduces her effulgence and permits herself to appear in forms concordant with their undeveloped powers.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Each hillock, every rock, every stone, every asperity of the soil had its share of the luminous effulgence, and its shadow fell heavily on the soil.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • When she went outside again daylight was still strong and the afterglow of sunset was spreading in beautiful effulgence over the western sky.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • There was a soft effulgence in the east.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • It shone dimly with its own effulgence, and its colour was light green-blue.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • 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
  • These appeared to be mere steps leading her sight farther and higher to the cloud-navigated sky, where rosy and golden effulgence betokened the sun and the east.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • And beneath the effulgent Antarctic skies I have boarded the Argo-Navis, and joined the chase against the starry Cetus far beyond the utmost stretch of Hydrus and the Flying Fish.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • 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.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • For he was young too, and perhaps not wholly unaware that the solemn explanations with which he dispelled her bogus biblical doubts were completely at odds with the thrilling promise he held out in his effulgent emerald eyes.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The sun was low in the west, intensifying the fermented orange light until the Varden's camp, the livid Jiet River, and the entirety of the Burning Plains glowed in the mad, marbled effulgence, as if in a scene from a lunatic's dreams.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The wild eyes blazed with a too—too glorious effulgence; the pale fingers became of the transparent waxen hue of the grave, and the blue veins upon the lofty forehead swelled and sank impetuously with the tides of the gentle emotion.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  Ligeia
  • By this time, the canoe had drifted so far as to render nothing visible to Deerslayer, as he lay on his back, except the blue void of space, and a few of those brighter rays that proceed from the effulgence of the sun, marking his proximity.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer

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