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[ih-fuhl-juh ns, ih-foo l‐] /ɪˈfʌl dʒəns, ɪˈfʊl‐/
a brilliant radiance; a shining forth.
Origin of effulgence Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She turned to me, and the glory of her eyes fell about my soul like an effulgence.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • All eyes were bent on her; the other actors were obscured by her effulgence, and were not noticed.

    Thais Anatole France
  • "Your effulgence may sit at my right hand," said the commander pleasantly.

    Despoilers of the Golden Empire Gordon Randall Garrett
  • "Ggaran, you explain it to the Earthling," said His effulgence.

    Upstarts L. J. Stecher
  • And yet the effulgence of her countenance vivified while it chastened me.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
  • When the fire is made, you want to sit in front of it and grow genial in its effulgence.

    Backlog Studies Charles Dudley Warner
  • It sheds an effulgence upon youth, and throws a halo round age.

    Character Samuel Smiles
  • They shone in their own effulgence, and borrowed no light from honor or respect.

    Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman. W. Fletcher Johnson
  • It seemed to me as if it filled the world with its effulgence.

  • The eagle, that goes up at noon-day to the sun, would be amazed in its effulgence.

Word Origin and History for effulgence

1660s, from Late Latin effulgentia (from Latin effulgentum; see effulgent) + -ce.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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