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luminous
used in Washington Square

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Definition
glowing or shining

(also used metaphorically to describe beauty or intelligence)
  • Catherine could think of nothing of the kind, and Morris's luminosity seemed almost pitiless.
    Chapter 20 (37% in)
  • To her mind there was nothing of the infinite about Mrs. Penniman; Catherine saw her all at once, as it were, and was not dazzled by the apparition; whereas her father's great faculties seemed, as they stretched away, to lose themselves in a sort of luminous vagueness, which indicated, not that they stopped, but that Catherine's own mind ceased to follow them.
    Chapter 2 (89% in)

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