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[ri-splen-duh ns or ri-splen-duh n-see] /rɪˈsplɛn dəns or rɪˈsplɛn dən si/
a resplendent quality or state; splendor.
Origin of resplendence
late Middle English
First recorded in 1375-1425; late Middle English word from Late Latin word resplendentia. See resplendent, -ence Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It soon appeared that the principle of life was essential to the resplendence of the Purple Head.

  • Bryce Canyon also is an amphitheatre, a richer, more compacted bit of resplendence.

  • And in that midst their sportive pennons wav'd Thousands of angels; in resplendence each Distinct, and quaint adornment.

  • In the full light of the chandelier she saw the colonel in all his resplendence still pacing silently up and down.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • Through the whole of the evening Mollie and the camellias shone forth with resplendence.

    Vagabondia Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Her anxious glances searched the corners and sought amongst all that filth for the resplendence she had dreamt of.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
Word Origin and History for resplendence

early 15c., from Late Latin resplendentia, from stem of Latin resplendens (see resplendent).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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