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  • 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.†   (source)
  • His mother was seated on the chaise longue, resplendent in her own wedding dress, face clumsily coated with make-up.†   (source)
  • Christoffels was resplendent in a new black suit, new checkered vest, a snowy white shirt, flowered tie, and stiff starched collar.†   (source)
  • Buffalo Bill, resplendent in white buckskin and silver, was there to greet him, along with the rest of the Wild West company and ten thousand or so residents of Chicago.†   (source)
  • There was a marine standing inside the hatch, a corporal, resplendent in striped blue trousers, khaki shirt and tie, and snow-white pistol belt.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Razor creases on his pants and resplendent white shirts were his trademarks.†   (source)
  • The two guards on horseback, resplendent in their green trousers, white jackets, and white pith helmets, presented arms.†   (source)
  • Soon I was resplendent in stonewashed jeans, a hunting jacket, and a T-shirt peppered with holes.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She saw the leaves resplendent in the sun; she heard the sounds of the city, faint and sweet, like thousands of distant violins.†   (source)
  • And the resplendent products, how the dazzle of a Packard car is repeated in the feature story about the art treasures of the Prado.†   (source)
  • Imitations, sales accessories, but at the moment they looked like the most resplendent blossoms in the world.†   (source)
  • He was a proud, fearsome-looking demon, resplendent in burnished mail that shone like coppery scales.†   (source)
  • "I t is desirable to put a stop to these ruinous extremities, as well for the sake of our country as yours," said the resplendently uniformed admiral.†   (source)
  • 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 that occurred there and tried her best to tidy up.†   (source)
  • Everyone was dressed resplendently.†   (source)
  • Vicky's friends have been joined by Vicky, who, resplendent in her bridal gown and veil, seems to be noticing for the first time that her brother has skipped out on her nuptials.†   (source)
  • He built a track like none other on earth, a cathedral to the Thoroughbred so resplendent that writer David Alexander described his first sight of it as one of the most stirring visual experiences of his life.†   (source)
  • ELESIN stands resplendent in rich clothes, cap, shawl, etc. His sash is of a bright red alari cloth.†   (source)
  • The dark moon looked normal, rising at its usual stately pace and resplendent with its usual gorgeous, pale blue light.†   (source)
  • Two resplendent cars came shooting at full speed into the parking lot and stopped with a flourish of screeching brakes.†   (source)
  • Eve tugged her into an alcove resplendent with potted ferns.†   (source)
  • Simon Middleton, resplendent in his white suit and boater hat, walks in our direction.†   (source)
  • I pressed him on it and learned only that the emperor Diocletian had built a resplendent palace on the shores of the Adriatic, for his retirement, of all things, as if he might escape the snarls of his Rome.†   (source)
  • So while Lee sits before him, proud but fallen, resplendent in his spotless uniform, Grant looks and smells like a soldier who could not care less about appearance or ceremony.†   (source)
  • Now it's resplendent.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He had been resplendent in his armor, with its bright trappings, and he had not been captured; he had walked up to him and stated that he had a message for Nirriti.†   (source)
  • The gown is resplendent with gold lace and embroidery.
    resplendent = beautiful
  • Vittoria waved a torch in front of her, the vengeance in her face resplendent in the flames.†   (source)
  • Ser Barristan Selmy, resplendent in white plate, led them in.†   (source)
  • Even from afar, his lord father was resplendent.†   (source)
  • Sunny finally came out the patio doors, dressed in a resplendent swath of white.†   (source)
  • Still, to enter this resplendent place, the new ones must learn the primary Latin.†   (source)
  • Mademoiselle LeFarge is resplendent in a suit of blue crepe the very color of sapphires.†   (source)
  • 'I'll hustle,' Vic promised solemnly, and she passed on her way back up to the galley, resplendent in her powder-blue slacks uniform and her smile.†   (source)
  • A dreadful silence fell across the conference table as the commander of the Vl'hurgs, resplendent in his black jeweled battle shorts, gazed levelly at the G'Gugvuntt leader squatting opposite him in a cloud of green sweet-smelling steam, and, with a million sleek and horribly beweaponed star cruisers poised to unleash electric death at his single word of command, challenged the vile creature to take back what it had said about his mother.†   (source)
  • Clarke, define resplendent.†   (source)
  • Joffrey himself was waiting for her on the steps of the castle sept. The king was resplendent in crimson and gold, his crown on his head.†   (source)
  • A delegation of French officers, resplendent in royal blue and scarlet uniforms, had appeared in Braintree to pay their respects to the wife of the American commissioner.†   (source)
  • His former classmates would be diving into their second hour of Advanced Conjuration, each resplendent in their silver magechains and a Fifth Year's fine viridian robes.†   (source)
  • The great doors, resplendent with their deep carvings, were now hung with silver bells that jingled as Max pulled them open.†   (source)
  • Sam joined Kojja Mo and three of her archers near the gangplank as the swan ship was tying up, the Summer Islanders resplendent in the feathered cloaks they only wore ashore.†   (source)
  • The pale, lean, hawk-faced man who shared her high table was resplendent in robes of maroon silk and cloth-of-gold, his bald head shining in the torchlight as he devoured a fig with small, precise, elegant bites.†   (source)
  • The chased rod was made of solid gold, as was his fantastic array of jewelry: gold bangles covered his forearms; a breastplate of hammered gold armored his chest; long, thick chains of gold hung around his neck; embossed disks of white gold stretched the lobes of his ears; and upon the top of his head rested a resplendent gold crown of such huge proportions, Nasuada wondered how Fadawar's neck could support the weight without buckling and how such a monumental piece of architecture remained fixed in place.†   (source)
  • Between them sat their leader, Nasuada, resplendent in a dress of green and yellow, which she had donned just moments before, exchanging the raiment of war for garb more suited to the practice of statecraft.†   (source)
  • He faced the beach, looking both resplendent and bored while he listened to some final message or petition from the ambassador.†   (source)
  • Only the previous spring, when Washington appeared in Congress resplendent in the blue-and-buff uniform of a Virginia militia officer, Adams had written to Abigail, "Oh that I was a soldier!"†   (source)
  • Rather than his usual dark suit, today he is resplendent in one of his bishop outfits, a pearl-white robe with blue and yellow tassels and a small, cardinal-style cap.†   (source)
  • And it's almost too much for me, too felicitous perhaps, to imagine the fantastic idea of what Sunny Medical Supply might be instead of half-emptied and shut, what kind of vital, resplendent establishment could have been built, not for pride or for riches but a place to leave each night and glance back upon and feel sure would contain us.†   (source)
  • It glittered around her neck, resplendent but for its lumpish centerpiece; a wax-dipped acorn crudely wrapped with copper wire.†   (source)
  • A landscape came into view—emerald hills, tilled fields, and rivers that coursed and snaked through resplendent country.†   (source)
  • Because of Duffield's pressing schedule the little occasion must not take much time, cannot even include a meal together: a brief sightseeing fling at the university with its resplendent Collegium Maius; then Wawel Castle, the tapestries, a pause for a cup of tea, perhaps a tiny side trip elsewhere, but that is all.†   (source)
  • And slowly she rose erect and proceeded to climb the last steps upward, into the lower vestibule where the framed photographs of Goebbels and Himmler were the only adornments on the wall, and upward further to the attic door, ajar, with the brotherhood's holy motto engraved on the lintel: My Honor Is My Loyalty—beyond which Hoss in his eyrie waited beneath the image of his lord and savior, waited in that celibate retreat of a calcimine purity so immaculate that even as Sophie approached, unsteadily, the very walls, it seemed, in the resplendent autumn morning were washed by a blindingly incandescent, almost sacramental light.†   (source)
  • The camerlegno looked at her, his green eyes resplendently sane.†   (source)
  • She held the weapon close and whispered to it, "Resplendently Scintillating Illustrations."†   (source)
  • "Resplendently Scintillating Illustrations," she said happily.†   (source)
  • She wears workboots, and striped coveralls, one leg of which she hauls up to show us the real leg underneath, which is defiantly, resplendently hairy.†   (source)
  • And soon I'd find myself knotted into a hard coil in the bed, the points of my knees jabbing back the stabs of worry in my stomach and chest, and I wondered if in the morning after I left the house for the long walk to school he would be there for me, at my flank again, that comely wall of him, talking his trash and his resplendence, talking me up, too, talking my story.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
    resplendent = beautiful or splendid
  • He wore a resplendent dressing-gown and embroidered slippers.†   (source)
  • Pouring down the walls of my mind, running together, the day falls copious, resplendent.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • In the second, the same army traverses a palace where a great festival is taking place; the resplendent battle seems to them a continuation of the celebration and they win the victory.†   (source)
  • Having spoken thus, the great Lord of yoga revealed to Arjuna his supreme form as Visnu, Lord of the Universe: with many faces and eyes, presenting many wondrous sights, bedecked with many celestial ornaments, armed with many divine uplifted weapons; wearing celestial garlands and vestments, anointed with divine perfumes, all-wonderful, resplendent, boundless, and with faces on all sides.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The Lord said: "By My grace, through My own yoga-power, 0 Arjuna, I have shown you this supreme form, resplendent, universal, infinite, and primeval, which none but you has ever seen.... Be not afraid, be not bewildered, on seeing this terrific form of Mine.†   (source)
  • He was resplendent in new clothes and a greatcoat with a dashing cape thrown back from his heavy shoulders.†   (source)
  • They were such resplendent uniforms, brave with shining buttons and dazzling with twined gold braid on cuffs and collars, the red and yellow and blue stripes on the trousers, for the different branches of the service, setting off the gray to perfection.†   (source)
  • Castleton, especially, appeared resplendent in a golf coat that beggared description.†   (source)
  • There would be many people, many "members of the human race," up there, in the resplendent theater.†   (source)
  • Here rows of resplendent pewter, ranged on a long dresser, dazzled his eyes.†   (source)
  • The four merry couples, mingled with the sun, the fields, the flowers, the trees, were resplendent.†   (source)
  • 'Just so,' answered Don Quixote: 'and that resplendent object is the helmet of Mambrino.'†   (source)
  • Porthos was resplendent with joy and pride.†   (source)
  • Virtue rendered these tatterdemalions resplendent.†   (source)
  • what a resplendent figure stood out, like something luminous even in the sunlight!†   (source)
  • Presently he came out of his white bathroom, resplendent in his new silk underwear, and playing with the tassels of his red robe.†   (source)
  • As he moved away he saw Lawrence Lefferts, tall and resplendent, leading his wife up to be introduced; and heard Gertrude Lefferts say, as she beamed on the Countess with her large unperceiving smile: "But I think we used to go to dancing-school together when we were children—."†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The flag was sometimes eaten and lost in this mass of vapor, but more often it projected, sun-touched, resplendent.†   (source)
  • He remembered how often Madeline Fox had hinted that it would be a tasty thing to go to the Grand, Zenith's most resplendent hotel, but that was the last time he thought of Madeline that evening.†   (source)
  • The chauffeur, a Russian Czar of the period of Ivan the Terrible, was a self-appointed guide, and the resplendent names—Cannes, Nice, Monte Carlo—began to glow through their torpid camouflage, whispering of old kings come here to dine or die, of rajahs tossing Buddha's eyes to English ballerinas, of Russian princes turning the weeks into Baltic twilights in the lost caviare days.†   (source)
  • What, but acquiesce and take them into the glorious bosom of their resplendent home at Lycurgus or provide for them in some other way—he to no doubt eventually take some place in connection with the Finchley Electric Sweeper Company.†   (source)
  • He shone resplendent.†   (source)
  • But now the young man talked only of the dances to which he went with his betrothed, and the different resplendent clothes she wore; or he told his mother with glee how they went to the theatre like great swells.†   (source)
  • Bodily passion, which has been so unjustly decried, compels its victims to display every vestige that is in them of unselfishness and generosity, and so effectively that they shine resplendent in the eyes of all beholders.†   (source)
  • —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.†   (source)
  • He had formed a style for himself by a close imitation of Sir Thomas Browne; he used elaborate sentences, carefully balanced, and obsolete, resplendent words: it gave his writing an appearance of individuality.†   (source)
  • Clif turned into a jovial and (for him) unusually quiet companion...Ex-farmhand, ex-book-agent, ex-mechanic, he had so little money yet so scratching a desire to be resplendent that he took refuge in pride in poverty, pride in being offensive.†   (source)
  • Virgil depicts him as being received with open arms; or—to be content with an image more likely to have occurred to her, for she had seen it painted on the plates we used for biscuits at Combray—as the thought of having had to dinner Ali Baba, who, as soon as he found himself alone and unobserved, would make his way into the cave, resplendent with its unsuspected treasures.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The other was a large square epistle, resplendent with the terrible arms of his Eminence the cardinal duke.†   (source)
  • She was accordingly supported into the coach, and there 'kept up' (as Miss Snevellicci said) with perpetual sniffs of SAL VOLATILE and sips of brandy and other gentle stimulants, until they reached the manager's door, which was already opened by the two Master Crummleses, who wore white cockades, and were decorated with the choicest and most resplendent waistcoats in the theatrical wardrobe.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There was one shrub in particular, set in a marble vase in the midst of the pool, that bore a profusion of purple blossoms, each of which had the lustre and richness of a gem; and the whole together made a show so resplendent that it seemed enough to illuminate the garden, even had there been no sunshine.†   (source)
  • The morning's sun rose clear and resplendent, touching the foamy waves into a network of ruby-tinted light.†   (source)
  • And there are certain alternative doses which a man may administer to himself by keeping unpleasant consequences before his mind: this gives you a sort of smoked glass through which you may look at the resplendent fair one and discern her true outline; though I'm afraid, by the by, the smoked glass is apt to be missing just at the moment it is most wanted.†   (source)
  • A canary yellow paper, relieved at the top by a garland of pale flowers, was puckered everywhere over the badly stretched canvas; white calico curtains with a red border hung crossways at the length of the window; and on the narrow mantelpiece a clock with a head of Hippocrates shone resplendent between two plate candlesticks under oval shades.†   (source)
  • Caddy was quite transported by this reply of mine, being, I believe, as susceptible to the least kindness or encouragement as any tender heart that ever beat in this world; and after another turn or two round the garden, during which she put on an entirely new pair of gloves and made herself as resplendent as possible that she might do no avoidable discredit to the Master of Deportment, we went to Newman Street direct.†   (source)
  • His halls blazed with light and magnificence; were resplendent with gilt frames (containing pictures), and dubious antiques; and the enormous gilt crown and arms of the princely owner, a gold mushroom on a crimson field (the colour of the pocket-handkerchiefs which he sold), and the silver fountain of the Pompili family shone all over the roof, doors, and panels of the house, and over the grand velvet baldaquins prepared to receive Popes and Emperors.†   (source)
  • The coming of the beautiful horses and resplendent chariot drew Ben-Hur to look at the driver with increased interest.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • To Catherine he appeared resplendent; it was some time before she could believe again that this beautiful young man was her own exclusive property.†   (source)
  • Mr Dorrit, in a resplendent dressing-gown and cap—the dormant grub that had so long bided its time among the Collegians had burst into a rare butterfly—rose to receive Mrs General.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • So, too, it is, that in these resplendent Japanese seas the mariner encounters the direst of all storms, the Typhoon.†   (source)
  • A stout butler, resplendent with a smoothly shaven round chin and a starched white cravat, announced that dinner was ready, and the ladies got up.†   (source)
  • He then closed his eyes as children do in order that they may see in the resplendent night of their own imagination more stars than are visible in the firmament; then he re-opened them, and stood motionless with amazement.†   (source)
  • Tom Canty, splendidly arrayed, mounted a prancing war-steed, whose rich trappings almost reached to the ground; his 'uncle,' the Lord Protector Somerset, similarly mounted, took place in his rear; the King's Guard formed in single ranks on either side, clad in burnished armour; after the Protector followed a seemingly interminable procession of resplendent nobles attended by their vassals; after these came the lord mayor and the aldermanic body, in crimson velvet robes, and with their gold chains across their breasts; and after these the officers and members of all the guilds of London, in rich raiment, and bearing the showy banners of the several corporations.†   (source)
  • The church like a huge boudoir spread around her; the arches bent down to gather in the shade the confession of her love; the windows shone resplendent to illumine her face, and the censers would burn that she might appear like an angel amid the fumes of the sweet-smelling odours.†   (source)
  • They are but dim ill-defined pictures that her narrow bit of an imagination can make of the future; but of every picture she is the central figure in fine clothes; Captain Donnithorne is very close to her, putting his arm round her, perhaps kissing her, and everybody else is admiring and envying her—especially Mary Burge, whose new print dress looks very contemptible by the side of Hetty's resplendent toilette.†   (source)
  • These two creatures were resplendent.†   (source)
  • In a recess was a kind of divan, surmounted with a stand of Arabian swords in silver scabbards, and the handles resplendent with gems; from the ceiling hung a lamp of Venetian glass, of beautiful shape and color, while the feet rested on a Turkey carpet, in which they sunk to the instep; tapestry hung before the door by which Franz had entered, and also in front of another door, leading into a second apartment which seemed to be brilliantly illuminated.†   (source)
  • The parvis was resplendent, and cast a radiance on the sky; the bonfire lighted on the lofty platform was still burning, and illuminated the city far away.†   (source)
  • Then she let her head fall back, fancying she heard in space the music of seraphic harps, and perceived in an azure sky, on a golden throne in the midst of saints holding green palms, God the Father, resplendent with majesty, who with a sign sent to earth angels with wings of fire to carry her away in their arms.†   (source)
  • His beauty, at that moment augmented by his pride, was resplendent, and he was fresh and rosy after the fearful four and twenty hours which had just elapsed, as though he could no more be fatigued than wounded.†   (source)
  • In the centre of this crowd, the grand officers of the Brotherhood of Fools bore on their shoulders a litter more loaded down with candles than the reliquary of Sainte-Geneviève in time of pest; and on this litter shone resplendent, with crosier, cope, and mitre, the new Pope of the Fools, the bellringer of Notre-Dame, Quasimodo the hunchback.†   (source)
  • By one of those singular effects, which are peculiar to this sort of ecstasies, in proportion as his revery continued, as the Bishop grew great and resplendent in his eyes, so did Jean Valjean grow less and vanish.†   (source)
  • He broke the horsehair plume away, and down it fell, resplendent with fresh purple, in the dust.†   (source)
  • Antilokhos, the fourth, readied his team—resplendent son of the heroic Lord Nestor Neleiades.†   (source)
  • Before your funeral pyre I'll cut the throats of twelve resplendent children of the Trojans— that is my murdering fury at your death.†   (source)
  • Now three times Patroklos assaulted the high wall at the tower joint, and three times Lord Apollo threw him back with counterblows of his immortal hands against the resplendent shield.†   (source)
  • I'll levy thine attendance:
    Why waste so vainly thy resplendence?†   (source)
  • Olaf was a Norse chieftain: straight, sunny-haired, large-limbed, resplendently amiable to his subjects.†   (source)
  • His courage failed him; to enter footsore, laden, and poorly dressed into the midst of such resplendency was to bring needless humiliation upon her he loved, if not to court repulse from her husband.†   (source)
  • If I was a radiant bride, the groom was positively resplendent.†   (source)
  • And he marveled now at the balanced ships and havens,
    the meeting grounds of the great lords and the long ramparts
    looming, coped and crowned with palisades of stakes—
    an amazing sight to see ...
    And once they reached the king's resplendent halls
    the bright-eyed goddess cried out, "Good old stranger,
    here, here is the very palace that you're after—
    I've guided you all the way.†   (source)
  • Antinous' man brought in a grand, resplendent robe,
    stiff with embroidery, clasped with twelve gold brooches,
    long pins that clipped into sheathing loops with ease.†   (source)
  • His attempt at graceful escape was foiled by the sudden appearance of Rupert, fatly resplendent in ruffled shirt and gold-laced coat, who popped out of the narrow gate like a cork from a bottle.†   (source)
  • The air of tension was broken by the sudden reappearance of Jenny, now resplendent in blue silk and her own lace kertch, holding a large box of worn red morocco leather.†   (source)
  • It soared, a bird, it held its flight, a swift pure cry, soar silver orb it leaped serene, speeding, sustained, to come, don't spin it out too long long breath he breath long life, soaring high, high resplendent, aflame, crowned, high in the effulgence symbolistic, high, of the etherial bosom, high, of the high vast irradiation everywhere all soaring all around about the all, the endlessnessnessness... —To me!†   (source)
  • of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power to enamour, to mortify, to invest with beauty, to render insane, to incite to and aid delinquency: the tranquil inscrutability of her visage: the terribility of her isolated dominant implacable resplendent propinquity: her omens of tempest and of calm: the stimulation of her light, her motion and her presence: the admonition of her craters, her arid seas, her silence: her splendour, when visible: her attraction, when invisible.†   (source)
  • For you to share with me two greatnesses, and a third one rising
    inclusive and more resplendent,
    The greatness of Love and Democracy, and the greatness of Religion.†   (source)
  • We browse, we are two among the wild herds spontaneous as any,
    We are two fishes swimming in the sea together,
    We are what locust blossoms are, we drop scent around lanes mornings
    and evenings,
    We are also the coarse smut of beasts, vegetables, minerals,
    We are two predatory hawks, we soar above and look down,
    We are two resplendent suns, we it is who balance ourselves orbic
    and stellar, we are as two comets,
    We prowl fang'd and four-footed in the woods, we spring on prey,
    We are two clouds forenoons and afternoons driving overhead,
    We are seas mingling, we are two of those cheerful waves rolling
    over each other and interwetting each other,
    We are what th†   (source)
  • Thee in an education grown of thee, in teachers, studies, students,
    born of thee,
    Thee in thy democratic fetes en-masse, thy high original festivals,
    operas, lecturers, preachers,
    Thee in thy ultimate, (the preparations only now completed, the
    edifice on sure foundations tied,)
    Thee in thy pinnacles, intellect, thought, thy topmost rational
    joys, thy love and godlike aspiration,
    In thy resplendent coming literati, thy full-lung'd orators, thy
    sacerdotal bards, kosmic savans,
    These!†   (source)
  • Of the frivolous Judge—of the corrupt Congressman, Governor,
    Mayor—of such as these standing helpless and exposed,
    Of the mumbling and screaming priest, (soon, soon deserted,)
    Of the lessening year by year of venerableness, and of the dicta of
    officers, statutes, pulpits, schools,
    Of the rising forever taller and stronger and broader of the
    intuitions of men and women, and of Self-esteem and Personality;
    Of the true New World—of the Democracies resplendent en-masse,
    Of the conformity of politics, armies, navies, to them,
    Of the shining sun by them—of the inherent light, greater than the rest,
    Of the envelopment of all by them, and the effusion of all from them.†   (source)
  • Empress of this fair world, resplendent Eve!†   (source)
  • 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,[1] 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.†   (source)
  • So spake the Father; and, unfolding bright
    Toward the right hand his glory, on the Son
    Blazed forth unclouded Deity: He full
    Resplendent all his Father manifest
    Expressed, and thus divinely answered mild.†   (source)
  • fast by the tree of life,
    Began to bloom; but soon for man's offence
    To Heaven removed, where first it grew, there grows,
    And flowers aloft shading the fount of life,
    And where the river of bliss through midst of Heaven
    Rolls o'er Elysian flowers her amber stream;
    With these that never fade the Spirits elect
    Bind their resplendent locks inwreathed with beams;
    Now in loose garlands thick thrown off, the bright
    Pavement, that like a sea of jasper shone,
    Impurpled with celestial roses smiled.†   (source)
  • Thus, at their shady lodge arrived, both stood,
    Both turned, and under open sky adored
    The God that made both sky, air, earth, and heaven,
    Which they beheld, the moon's resplendent globe,
    And starry pole: Thou also madest the night,
    Maker Omnipotent, and thou the day,
    Which we, in our appointed work employed,
    Have finished, happy in our mutual help
    And mutual love, the crown of all our bliss
    Ordained by thee; and this delicious place
    For us too large, where thy abundance wants
    Partakers, and uncropt falls to the ground.†   (source)
  • Son, thou in whom my glory I behold
    In full resplendence, Heir of all my might,
    Nearly it now concerns us to be sure
    Of our Omnipotence, and with what arms
    We mean to hold what anciently we claim
    Of deity or empire: Such a foe
    Is rising, who intends to erect his throne
    Equal to ours, throughout the spacious north;
    Nor so content, hath in his thought to try
    In battle, what our power is, or our right.†   (source)
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