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  • noun Plural form of brilliancy.


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  • You can never conjure up brilliancies with a cold bottom.

    How Stanley Kubrick Met His Waterloo Frederic Raphael 2011

  • "Those such as you, " he said, -particularly when they find themselves their victims, commonly salute as brilliancies even the most obvious trivialities.

    Cinnamon Roll 2010

  • More honor accrues from polishing a turd into a pearl than from cutting a Koh-I-Noor diamond into individual brilliancies.

    Jason Stoddard, Strange and Happy » Blog Archive » Eternal Franchise, 18.1 of 31.1 2009

  • Unlike them they held no dazzling sapphire brilliancies; they were ochreous, suffused with raging vermilion.

    The Metal Monster 2004

  • To escape from these tropical brilliancies and meaninglessnesses.

    The Plumed Serpent 2003

  • After fifteen minutes filled with estimable brilliancies, Gloria appeared, fresh in starched yellow, bringing atmosphere and an increase of vitality.

    The Beautiful and Damned 2003

  • How many of them would we lose because C, Y and SOE, for all their brilliancies, hadn't the common sense to make common cause?

    between silk and cyanide Marks, Leo 1998

  • From them spring figures many-patterned and crystalline as snowfiakes, brilliancies that expand outward through multiple dimensions, shift, nicker, dance in eternal change; and this is the language and the music that speak to me.

    The Boat of a Million Years Anderson, Poul, 1926- 1989

  • Though doubtless Melpomene was untrained and lacked the thousand previsions and controls, the brilliancies and techniques, of the trained dancer, she was not unattractive on the tiles.

    Fighting Slave Of Gor Norman, John, 1931- 1980

  • There were no towers or battlements: only the faceted tholus, climbing until it lost itself against the sky and its momentary brilliancies were confounded with the faint star's.

    The Shadow of the Torturer Wolfe, Gene 1980


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