• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Sparklingly in a sparkling manner: with vivid and twinkling lustre
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  • Marie Beyon Ray
    Marie Beyon Ray
    “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand -- and melting like a snowflake.”
  • Lord Byron
    “Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.”
  • Hafiz
    “On the neck of a young man sparkles no gem so gracious as enterprise.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A freq. of spark.


In literature:

The stars in the sky sparkled and sparkled, and the longer he gazed at them the more ardently they seemed to burn.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
They arrived at the cook tent with faces flushed and eyes sparkling, with a few moments to spare before the moment for marching in arrived.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea" by Janet Aldridge
It was a sparkling day, warm enough to make the breeze agreeable as it fanned the faces of the loungers on the white deck.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
Ella's eyes were sparkling.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
There was a big, almost round, spot of white sand, and all about it was shallow water, sparkling in the sun.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's" by Laura Lee Hope
The sparkle had all gone out of her face.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
Maria then saw, for the first time, the white sparkle of a diamond on the third finger of her left hand.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Everywhere along the sea-front was to be seen an armed multitude; sparkling swords and lances in thousands flash back the rays of the sun.
"Halil the Pedlar" by Mór Jókai
She was very lovely and sparkling and went out a great deal and my father sparkled too.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
How his eyes would sparkle!
"The Story of Bawn" by Katharine Tynan

In poetry:

"Rather than sparkle
In diamond chain,
I'd dwell with the humblest
Flower again;
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
Then flash my message true
Down yonder,—far away!—
(The dew
Lies sparkling on the hay.)
"Before Your Light Quite Fail" by Paul Verlaine
On we stumbled in the darkness,
Oft I fell, for I was old,
Till I saw a sparkling city,
With a gate of shining gold.
"Wambala of the Streams." by R S Ward
All this will sparkle in our eye
Within the holy place,
And greatly raise our melody,
And flow our hearts with grace.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
Here nymphs dwell, fraught with every grace,
The faultless form, the sparkling face,
The generous breast, by virtue form'd,
With innocence, with friendship warm'd;
Of feelings tender as the dove,
And yielding to the voice of love.
"Ode To Connecticut River" by Josias Lyndon Arnold
I feel His presence now,
Thou mightiest of his vassals, as I stand
And watch beside thee on the sparkling sand,
Thy crested billows bow;
And, as thy solemn chant swells through the air,
My spirit, awed, joins in thy ceaseless prayer.
"A Thought" by Anne C Lynch

In news:

Since sparkle is a big trend this season, chandelier earrings may be the way to go.
Sunday's Cicero home sparkles on Oneida Lake's 'gold coast'.
Whitney Houston sings in a scene from "Sparkle".
Houston passed away from accidental drowning in February 2012 at the age of 48, six months before her final film, "Sparkle," hit theaters.
A Bay Area Star Worth the Sparkle.
An "Upstairs/ Downstairs " theme will feature sparkling silver and fleur de lis in the commandant's rooms and officers quarters.
As our readers know, Sparkle Cleaners provides for all of our dry-cleaning needs.
The American socialite's sparkling wit and meticulous taste wooed the king of England off his throne — and inspired Madonna to direct a film based on her life.
Ruby' sparkles in depiction of fantasy brought to reality.
5 ounces sparkling Italian demi-sec rosé or Lambrusco, chilled.
For customers who get their car washed on April 22, Earth Day, they will leave with more than just a sparkling auto.
Since the world ogled her killer looks at the Billboard Music Awards–where she did a heartfelt Whitney Houston tribute–we now patiently wait to see her dominate the screen in the film Sparkle.
It's an exhibition that celebrates sparkling high points, not murky depths.
Found photographic fabric, thread, vintage postcard and some sparkle on wood panel.
Serve sparkling wine at football parties.

In science:

Indeed, the global system with temperature and power range adapted can be designed with a leak less system including or not heat pipe termination in order to prevent front-end electronic from any water sparkling.
Next Generation CALICE Electromagnetic Calorimeter
Looking back over the past months, the wonderful and enjoyable experience to which the organizers and these spring days of April 2002 treated us has grown into a happy and vivid memory of the best science has to offer. I feel truely priviliged to have attended a sparkling forum and ‘symposion’.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
Ease of access of the restframe UV emission (redshifted into the optical bands) for high redshift galaxies [27, 39, 14, 4] has sparkled, over the past dozen of years or so, extensive investigations on its use and limitations as a SFR estimate [19, 36].
Measuring Star Formation in Local and Distant Galaxies
This single contribution sparkled an enormous theoretical and experimental research interest in many areas of physics and interdisciplinary science, and many natural phenomena were claimed to exhibit SOC [3, 4, 5].
Number theoretic example of scale-free topology inducing self-organized criticality
P.S. meets with Jurgen Stock at the IAU General Assembly in Prague, sparkling his interest in site-testing 1967-70 – Development of the double-beam instrument (DBI) and first site-testing missions to Maidanak, Sanglok, AlmaAta and Crimea. 1970 – Dr.
Peter Scheglov --- pioneer of site testing in the Central Asia