• WordNet 3.6
    • adj brimming filled to capacity "a brimful cup","I am brimful of chowder","a child brimming over with curiosity","eyes brimming with tears"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Brimming Full to the brim; overflowing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brimming An English name for the gleam exhibited at night by a school of herrings.
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  • Lord Byron
    “Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.”
  • Ogden Nash
    “To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up.”


In literature:

It fills my heart brimful to think of what happened next.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
He wore corduroy vests and a gray felt hat, the brim turned down over his eyes.
"Vandover and the Brute" by Frank Norris
Then Modi's father by the brim grasped it, and trod through the dwelling's floor.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
It looked like nothing but a hog, which lay wallowing in the marble basin, and filled it from brim to brim.
"The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10)" by Various
What if you are, when it's life as we feel it now, such a flood of it, every instant brimming with it?
"The Brimming Cup" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
It must on the contrary brim over, invading every department of the self.
"The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day" by Evelyn Underhill
Hat, broad-brimmed, 875. the old three-cornered, 233.
"Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" by Various
The river was broad and brimful of water; it seemed high tide already, and the boats pulled easily.
"A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches" by Sarah Orne Jewett
I'll write a play, says one, for I have got A broad-brimmed hat, and waist-belt, towards a plot.
"The Works Of John Dryden, Volume 4 (of 18)" by John Dryden
Her dress, of antiquated make and faded stuff, had been once deep red in colour, and her old black hat was high-crowned and broad-brimmed.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
He wore a wide-brimmed brown hat and a fierce expression.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
How sweet from the green, mossy brim to receive it, As, poised on the curb, it inclined to my lips!
"The Golden Treasury of American Songs and Lyrics" by Various
He laughed, and she noticed that his eyes were brimming over with humour.
"One Man in His Time" by Ellen Glasgow
It juts upward, reaching a line exactly below the brim of his cap.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
But, and doubly so because of that very twinge, his welcome was brimming with cordiality.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The driver turned, and a little stream of water ran off his hat-brim into Harley's face.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
And Black Tom, from the ladder on the roof, nodded his wide straw brim.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Clyde intercepted a glance from her hostess, brimming with laughter.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
He was full to the brim of rebellious thoughts.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
Upon his head was a broad-brimmed hat, with feather and tassel.
"Under the Star-Spangled Banner" by F. S. Brereton

In poetry:

As daughter, sister, promised wife,
Her heart with love did brim:
Now, sure, it brims as full of life,
Hid fourteen years in him!
"Reciprocity" by George MacDonald
The violet' by its mossy stone,
The primrose by the river's brim,
And chance-sown daffodil, have found
Immortal life through him.
"Wordsworth" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Brimming springtime brings from sleep
brooks with jaunty prattle,
shaping life anew in sheep —-
shepherds too! —- and cattle.
"Spring and Fall" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
Let us from the brimming goblet,
Drain the troubled flood with mirth;
Art is but a gift of heaven,
Borrowed from the glow of earth.
"Punch Song (To be sung in the Northern Countries)" by Friedrich von Schiller
But as he raised it to his head,
The water lipping with the rim,
The handle broke, and all was shed
Upon the stones about the brim.
"A Meditation Of St. Eligius" by George MacDonald
"Mother, may I go in to swim?"
"My dear, you didn't oughter.
I've heard of baths filled to the brim
With something more than water."
"Modern Hygiene" by C J Dennis

In news:

Simply respond by tilting the brim of your cap toward the Hamm Building in downtown St Paul.
Brim, a new hat shop at 464 E Fifth St in the Oregon District, will host a grand opening from 4:30 pm to 8 pm Thursday.
Brim stocks more than 500 hats in classic and contemporary styles by a dozen different producers.
Why not find yerself a wooden goose with a bow around its neck and a basket in its beak brimming with M&Ms instead.
The Eustis Elementary School lunch line is brimming with cups of broccoli, fresh strawberries, oranges and green applesauce topped with candy sprinkles.
The compact tale brims with doubles, delirium, and pedophilia—and is entitled " Lolita " (for more on this curious matter, see Maar's The Two Lolitas , out from Verso this month).
Eric and Quantesa Brim carry their luggage into the Holiday Inn on Park West Drive in Martinez.
This is one of my favorite meals in a bowl, brimming with vegetables, pasta, and beans.
Some people dream of traveling the world, buying a sports car or a mansion, or diving into a swimming pool filled to the brim with Cristal should they ever win the lottery.
DEBORAH DANNELLY'S MOST cherished possession is a black fedora signed on the brim in silver ink by Michael Jackson.
Texas' 66-31 road victory against Ole Miss on Saturday has the program at the No 10 spot in this week's coaches' poll and its players and fans brimming with confidence.
This hearty paella , created by cooking club member David Joud, is brimming with browned chicken, seared squid, spicy chorizo and briny shellfish.
This year's spring training is the most highly anticipated one since baseball returned to Washington, as the Nationals head into the season brimming with talent and potential.
The charges stem from last summer's bust of the Fruit Town Brims, a unit of the Bloods gang.
Located in the Venice area and brimming with positive vibes, the Stronghold is an updated dry goods store that sells vintage clothing and limited-edition items.

In science:

Boek gebaseer op ’n lesingreeks by Hewlett-Packard Labs se Basic Research Institute in the Mathematical Sciences (BRIMS), in Bristol tussen November 1996 en April 1997.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
The comparison manifests that rotational barriers along the Sombrero brim appear as a third-order effect.
Off-center impurity in alkali halides: reorientation, electric polarization and pairing to F center. I. Basic equations
Db-Dc)/G]Q0, Q0 is the off-center radius, viz. the brim radius of the off-center vibronic potential .
Chirality of off-center orbital rotation: comparison with lepton spin rotation
This was the month the rivers would fill to the brim with muddy water that brought life to the fields. Now this has all stopped.
Maria Reiche's Line to Archaeoastronomy