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luminous
used in 1984 by Orwell

3 uses
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Definition
glowing or shining

(also used metaphorically to describe beauty or intelligence)
  • It was a vast, luminous dream in which his whole life seemed to stretch out before him like a landscape on a summer evening after rain.
    p. 160.2
  • The eyes grew larger and more luminous.
    p. 243.1
  • But there had been a moment — he did not know how long, thirty seconds, perhaps — of luminous certainty, when each new suggestion of O'Brien's had filled up a patch of emptiness and become absolute truth, and when two and two could have been three as easily as five, if that were what was needed.
    p. 258.5

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