brilliant


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giving off or reflecting light readily or in large amounts

extemely bright

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marked by extraordinary elegance, beauty, and splendor

indicative of future success or full of promise

having or showing intelligence, often of a high order

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of surpassing excellence

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having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence

characterized by grandeur

having striking color

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full of light

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clear and sharp and ringing

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The court was young, it was true, but the avarice of the cardinal had taken good care that it should not be brilliant.
But is there dandyism in the brilliant and distinguished circle notwithstanding, dandyism of a more mischievous sort, that has got below the surface and is doing less harmless things than jack- towelling itself and stopping its own digestion, to which no rational person need particularly object?
The walls of the ditch were brilliant with yellow banks of sulphur and with lava and pumice-stone of many colors.
He explained it all to me once, but I was never particularly brilliant in such matters and so most of it has escaped me.
Above him an opening in the ceiling at the upper end of a flight of concrete steps revealed a brilliant sunlit scene.
The boy was distinguished both by his brilliant ability and by his immense self-esteem.
OF two Writers one was brilliant but indolent; the other though dull, industrious.
If I do not conceal myself, he may be reminded to write something disagreeable about my lack of a crest or my appetite for scrap- iron; and although he is inexpressibly brilliant when he devotes himself to censure of folly and greed, his dulness is matchless when he transcends the limits of legitimate comment.
Let things work; if she resists a brilliant invitation we give her she will be a heroine," added Uncle Alec, secretly hoping that she would not.
This is only a record of broken and apparently unrelated memories, some of them as distinct and sequent as brilliant beads upon a thread, others remote and strange, having the character of crimson dreams with interspaces blank and black--witch-fires glowing still and red in a great desolation.
On the other hand, I well remember a very brilliant man, somewhat older than I, who occasionally visited me.
Then followed the short, sad reign of Catholic Mary, who, dying, left the throne free for her brilliant sister Elizabeth.
Yes," replied Michel Ardan, "imbibing as it were the brilliant ether, light and heat, all life is contained in them.
These being over, the conversation began to be (as the phrase is) extremely brilliant.
This flat, flourishing, easy country never could have looked more rich and prosperous than in that opening summer of 1815, when its green fields and quiet cities were enlivened by multiplied red- coats: when its wide chaussees swarmed with brilliant English equipages: when its great canal-boats, gliding by rich pastures and pleasant quaint old villages, by old chateaux lying amongst old trees, were all crowded with well-to-do English travellers: when the soldier who drank at the village inn, not only drank, but paid his score; and Donald, the Highlander, billeted in the Flemish farm- house, rocked the baby's cradle, while Jean and Jeannette were out getting in the hay.