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aglow

[uh-gloh] /ə gloʊ/
adjective
1.
glowing:
a house aglow with lights; a face aglow with happiness.
Origin of aglow
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; a-1 + glow
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  • Nana was in the centre with her pink dress all aglow in the sunlight.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • When Ben Aboo came to himself the patio was aglow with flames.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • Her face beamed, her eyes danced, and she was all aglow from head to foot.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • His face was aglow with earnestness and his voice shook as he finished speaking.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Off in the direction of the main fork the sky was all aglow with camp-fires.

    Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
  • And it was alight––aglow with a light that came entirely from within.

    Once to Every Man Larry Evans
  • The "Strange Dream," though ending in a joke, is aglow with poetry.

British Dictionary definitions for aglow

aglow

/əˈɡləʊ/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) glowing
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Word Origin and History for aglow
adj.

1817 (in Coleridge), from a- (1) + glow. Figurative sense of "flushed with pleasurable excitement" is from 1830.

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