Origin of glowing
verb (used without object)
Origin of glow
Examples from the Web for glowing
My mailman, David, is the sunny-faced sort who brightens my block each afternoon, no matter the weather, with a glowing smile.
The Duke disappeared into a darkened side room, where he sat inches from a glowing television screen, gazing at golf.The Duchess Who Secretly Loved Elvis: Remembering Lunch with 'Debo,' The Last Mitford Sister|Lloyd Grove|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Schwend had described Glavan in glowing terms to US intelligence in 1946, but, clearly, the two men had had a falling out.
The feedback you got each week from the judges was always so glowing.'So You Think You Can Dance' Winner Ricky Ubeda Is Adorable, and Tired|Kevin Fallon|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Away from the glowing testimonials, the fight for trans equality remains gritty.
The glowing sky and the glowing mountains were as comrades, each responsive to the emotions of the other.The Garden Of Allah|Robert Hichens
He had kissed her; and with glowing heart, ready for martyrdom, he watched her as she went off in the pale light of winter.Fruitfulness|Emile Zola
Then a boat was dimly seen gliding away in a line with the hull, by the glowing light.The Wing-and-Wing|J. Fenimore Cooper
Squatting around the glowing coals, they filled their plates with steak, potatoes and generous helpings of carrots.Dan Carter and the River Camp|Mildred A. Wirt
Roger Strang approached the glowing ring curiously, peered through, blinked, peered again.Infinite Intruder|Alan Edward Nourse
Word Origin for glow
mid-15c., from glow (v).
Old English glowan "to glow, shine as if red-hot," from Proto-Germanic base *glo- (cf. Old Saxon gloian, Old Frisian gled "glow, blaze," Old Norse gloa, Old High German gluoen, German glühen "to glow"), from PIE *ghel- (see glass). Figuratively from late 14c. Related: Glowed; glowing.