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effulgence

[ih-fuhl-juh ns, ih-foo l‐]
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noun
  1. a brilliant radiance; a shining forth.
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Origin of effulgence

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Examples from the Web for effulgence

Historical Examples

  • 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.


Word Origin and History for effulgence

n.

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

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