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luminous
used in Oryx and Crake

3 uses
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Definition
glowing or shining

(also used metaphorically to describe beauty or intelligence)
  • At the same time he found the bonfire a beautiful sight — luminous, like a Christmas tree, but a Christmas tree on fire.
    p. 18.3
  • Even in Snowman's boyhood there were luminous green rabbits, though they weren't this big and they hadn't yet slipped their cages and bred with the wild population, and become a nuisance.
    p. 96.1
  • They waited for Oryx to come out of the shower room, where she was removing her protective spray, and, Crake added, her luminous-green gel contact lenses: the Crakers would have found her brown eyes off-putting.
    p. 310.9

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