• WordNet 3.6
    • n refulgence the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Refulgence The quality of being refulgent; brilliancy; splender; radiance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n refulgence The State or character of being refulgent; a flood of light; splendor; brilliancy.
    • n refulgence Synonyms Effulgence, Splendor, etc. (see radiance), brightness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Refulgence rē-ful′jens state of being refulgent: brightness: brilliance—also Rēful′gency
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. refulgentia,. See Refulgent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. refulgens, -entis, pr.p. of refulgērere-, inten., fulgēre, to shine.


In literature:

So the ten tribes, lost in darkness, will reappear in refulgent light.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
As when the moon, refulgent lamp of night!
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Far beyond the refulgence of the scattered lights stars shone palely.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Her face was wet with tears, very bright, like a transfiguration in the refulgent light.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
If the children looked brilliant to Pop he did not reflect their refulgence.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
He wore a smile that was fairly refulgent.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
We bask in the refulgence.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
The metropolis was refulgent with illuminations.
"Josephine" by John S. C. Abbott
We were sorrowful and sad after her, and not less after us was the refulgent maid.
"The Irish Fairy Book" by Various
I have never yet seen a being so refulgent with happiness.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
One blinding whirl of refulgence passed through the immense room with its changing glamours.
"Majesty" by Louis Couperus
His towering genius was fast ascending to high meridian in refulgent glory.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
When gracious refulgence bids the grave resign The Creator's nursing protection be thine.
"Gleanings in Graveyards a collection of Curious Epitaphs" by Horatio Edward Norfolk
Mixed 'mong silver scales refulgent shine.
"In Touch with Nature" by Gordon Stables
Mixed 'mong silver scales refulgent shine.
"In Touch with Nature" by Gordon Stables
The long refulgent tail of the peacock took a phallical form.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
Its brilliant centre, like a searching eye, returned Fidunia's gaze with dazzling refulgence.
"Baron Bruno" by Louisa Morgan
He wore a vest whose color was changeable, and his refulgent arms were highly ornamented and studded with gold.
"Dealings With The Dead" by A Sexton of the Old School
Their number and refulgence are astonishing.
"Saddle and Mocassin" by Francis Francis Jr.
Of golden panoply, refulgent host.
"The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2)" by Charles Mills

In poetry:

To solemn thought invites the solemn scene,
The earth wide-hush'd, and heaven's refulgent fires;
And Cynthia, riding in her car serene,
Affections gentle as herself inspires.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
Thus advertis'd, the sages took their way,
'Till guided by the star's refulgent ray,
They came to Bethle'm, where, tho' sorely tir'd,
With earnest zeal for Jesus they enquir'd.
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard
We are drifting away with our hopes and our fears,
To an ocean of life unknown to us now;
We see a bright vision--though veiled by our tears,
It appears like refulgence to lighten the brow.
"Drifting Away" by Jared Barhite
'Twas from a bank with pansies gay,
I hail'd once more the cheerful day,
The sun's forgotten beams
O Sun! how pleasing were thy rays,
Reflected from the polish'd face
Of yon refulgent streams!
"An Irregular Ode, After Sickness" by William Shenstone
Will the SUN when he rolls in his chariot of fire,
So dazzle my mind with the glare of his rays,
That my senses one moment shall cease to admire
The more perfect refulgence that beam'd in HIS lays?
"Stanzas to Love" by Mary Darby Robinson
What sudden blaze is round him poured,
As though all Heaven's refulgent hoard
In one rich glory shone?
One moment—and to earth he falls:
What voice his inmost heart appalls? -
Voice heard by him alone.
"The Conversion Of St. Paul" by John Keble