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glowing

[gloh-ing] /ˈgloʊ ɪŋ/
adjective
2.
rich and warm in coloring:
glowing colors.
3.
showing the radiance of health, excitement, etc.:
glowing cheeks.
4.
warmly favorable or complimentary:
a glowing account of her work.
Origin of glowing
1000
before 1000; Middle English glowynge, Old English glowende. See glow, -ing2
Related forms
glowingly, adverb
unglowing, adjective
Synonyms
4. ardent, wholehearted, enthusiastic, rapturous, unstinting.
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  • She smiled at him glowingly, thinking she had caught him at a prank.

    Life Sentence James McConnell
  • "Not at all—just the other way 'round," Carmena glowingly asserted.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • At Villefranche they got out, and the car went on glowingly through the night.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • Whereupon I must have returned her gaze so glowingly as to embarrass her.

    Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin
  • Only live, and I also will love you, Carlo, as warmly and as glowingly as you love me!

    The Daughter of an Empress Louise Muhlbach
  • I freely concede the desirability of the results, which you have so glowingly pictured.

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    Milan C. Edson
  • How different in tone and quality from the one Walter had talked of so glowingly!

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • "But you always write so glowingly of our composers," she interjected.

    Visionaries James Huneker
  • Paint the points in your favor brightly and glowingly, though in true colors.

    Certain Success Norval A. Hawkins
  • She gave him freely, eagerly, glowingly, all she had to give.

British Dictionary definitions for glowingly

glowing

/ˈɡləʊɪŋ/
adjective
1.
emitting a steady bright light without flames: glowing embers
2.
warm and rich in colour: the room was decorated in glowing shades of gold and orange
3.
flushed and rosy, as from exercise or excitement: glowing cheeks
4.
displaying or indicative of extreme satisfaction, pride, or emotion: he gave a glowing account of his son's achievements
Derived Forms
glowingly, adverb
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