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luminous
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
glowing or shining

(also used metaphorically to describe beauty or intelligence)
  • Having once mastered the true position and taken a firm footing there, the vast field of mythical constructions became intelligible, nay, luminous with the reflected light of correspondences.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (15% in)
  • She nursed him, she read to him, she anticipated his wants, and was solicitous about his feelings; but there had entered into the husband's mind the certainty that she judged him, and that her wifely devotedness was like a penitential expiation of unbelieving thoughts—was accompanied with a power of comparison by which himself and his doings were seen too luminously as a part of things in general.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (90% in)

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