agleam

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj agleam bright with a steady but subdued shining "from the plane we saw the city below agleam with lights","the gleaming brass on the altar","Nereids beneath the nitid moon"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv. & a Agleam Gleaming; as, faces agleam .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • agleam Gleaming; in a gleaming state.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. a-, + gleam,

Usage

In literature:

His teeth are wolfishly agleam; his face all dark with spite: "Go, shoot the brat," he snarls, "that dare defy our Prussian might.
"Rhymes of a Red Cross Man" by Robert W. Service
His face was hard, his eyes agleam.
"The Vanished Messenger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Having delivered it, he sank back exhausted, his eyes half-closed, his brow agleam with sweat.
"Captain Blood" by Rafael Sabatini
The fat fellow rolled forward, his hands supporting his paunch, his little eyes agleam.
"The Sea-Hawk" by Raphael Sabatini
Then she went in the door as Kells stalked by, eyes agleam, without even noticing her.
"The Border Legion" by Zane Grey
At sight of Le Borgne the young New Englander sprang over the benches with his teeth agleam and murder on his face.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
The other, with eyes agleam and an eagerness keyed for battle, was Jerry O'Keefe.
"A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
Entering, he cracked his heels in salute, his eye agleam with hope that the break had come.
"Terry" by Charles Goff Thomson
The lithesome maiden stood thrice-fair, Her eyes like gems agleam!
"Life Immovable" by Kostes Palamas
Daggs reached out and jerked the boy into the center of the group, his light eyes agleam under scowling brows.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
And Dolly, her hungry little scissors agleam in her hand, trotted in alacriously.
"The Trimming of Goosie" by James Hopper
The spinster posed herself with arms akimbo and smirked superciliously at the badgered girl, malicious spite agleam in her little black eyes.
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance
At this moment, out from the heart of the thicket plunged a towering black form, with wide, snarling jaw's agleam in the moonlight.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Dr. von Stein met him, with eyes and teeth agleam in the hall light.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
One minute the strange city had been clearly visible before them, its graceful towers agleam with lights as they notched the sky.
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
They stood at last on the great balcony, and looked down on the splendid court agleam with sculpture and greenery.
"An Engagement of Convenience" by Louis Zangwill
In the yard, drawn up in columns, were the long waggons with their big strong axles, and their fresh-polished wood agleam.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
After a few moments Tony entered, all his teeth agleam in his expansive smile.
"The Ledge on Bald Face" by Charles G. D. Roberts
There was a grin on his face, but his eyes were agleam with a slumbering passion that made Parsons catch his breath with a gasp.
"The Ranchman" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Not a window was agleam.
"Mortmain" by Arthur Cheny Train
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In poetry:

"For in your eyes a light I see
Of tropic shores agleam."
Said Jack: "You need not envy me,
For still you have the Dream.
"The Dream" by Robert W Service
Cradle his head upon that breast, foam tender
and like pearls agleam,
Perchance he follows some old quest along the windings
of his dream
By ferny track and inland stream?
"In Neptune's City" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
And feast upon strawberries, sugar and cream
From a service of silver, with jewels agleam,--
At thy feet will I bide, at thy beck will I rise,
And twinkle my soul in the night of thine eyes!
"Curly Locks" by James Whitcomb Riley
Not a patch of daylight cheers their realm below;
Not a ray of sunshine ever filters through;
By the furnaces, agleam, Toil these master men of steam
To the music of the racing, throbbing screw.
"The Fire-Room Crew" by Burt Franklin Jenness
All day pure white and saffron at eve,
Clouds awaiting the sun
Turn them at length to ghosts that leave
When the moon's white path is slowly run
Till the morning comes, and with joy for me
O'er my gold agleam in the willow-tree.
"An Autumn Treasure-Trove" by Eugene Field
She lifts her head and listens, as waking from a dream,
Her great jaw set, her claws outspread, her lion eyes agleam;
The voice is deep as thunder on the far horizon rim,
And up the mother spoke and said: "It can be none but him!"
"The Lion's Cub" by Maurice Thompson