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[uh-gleem] /əˈglim/
gleaming; bright; radiant:
a city agleam with lights.
Origin of agleam
First recorded in 1865-70; a-1 + gleam Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Beyond this was the river, agleam with the lights of the British fleet that rode at anchor on its placid bosom.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • She no longer wept, though he could see a tear still at the end of one of her lashes, agleam in the dark.

    The Trimming of Goosie James Hopper
  • 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 Charles Alden Seltzer
  • It is a factful of himself—lawless, radical and non-civilized, agleam in the mixed world.

    I, Mary MacLane Mary MacLane
  • She was standing slender as a young girl, all agleam in the half-light as though she wore an armor of glowing copper and garnets.

    The Lighted Match Charles Neville Buck
  • With tongue lolling, white teeth all agleam, he came roaring out of the shadows.

    Red Dynamite Roy J. Snell
  • Scraggs looked up and his cold green eyes were agleam with malice and triumph as they rested on the unhappy pair.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • He is all agleam with bullion—a blue-and-gold edition of the Poetry of War.

  • Certainly the past becomes a source of happiness in his "Rhapsody," and life is agleam with joy in his "Idyl."

    Life Immovable Kostes Palamas
  • Pete started off with another triumphant breakfast and before our guest had gone far with it his face was agleam with pleasure.

    Wings of the Wind Credo Harris
British Dictionary definitions for agleam


(postpositive) glowing; gleaming
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for agleam

1854, from a- (1) + gleam.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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