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luminous
used in Atonement

2 uses
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Definition
glowing or shining

(also used metaphorically to describe beauty or intelligence)
  • The scene by the fountain, its air of ugly threat, and at the end, when both had gone their separate ways, the luminous absence shimmering above the wetness on the gravel—all this would have to be reconsidered.
    Part 1 (59% in)
  • There were moments in the summer dusk after her light was out, when she burrowed in the delicious gloom of her canopy bed, and made her heart thud with luminous, yearning fantasies, little playlets in themselves, every one of which featured Leon.
    Part 1 (1% in)

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