Definitions

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  • n. The property of being lambent, brightness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being lambent; that which is lambent; a lambent gleam.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an appearance of reflected light

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Examples

  • The ferry station, a floating wooden structure painted blue and white, creaked on currents glinting with the copper lambency of the expiring day.

    Escape to Old Russia

  • Suddenly the whole delta shape of the craft flashed purple and a beam lanced down onto the Pathfinder enveloping it in a surreal lambency.

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  • Like a cloud moving across the sun, sadness dimmed the lambency in her eyes.

    Ricochet

  • Now there was a movement — far, far away; a concentrating of the lambency; the dead-alive swayed, oscillated, separated — forming a long lane against whose outskirts they crowded with avid, hungry insistence.

    The Moon Pool

  • One pulsed and spiralled in its evilly glorious lambency of sparkling plumes.

    The Moon Pool

  • They were both rayless and strangely — lightless; they threw no shadows nor did their lambency lessen the dimness.

    The Metal Monster

  • At first all that I could see was a space filled with the saffron lambency.

    The Metal Monster

  • Not the stuff of beauty, not even the body of beauty, but a lambency, the warm, white flame of a single life, revealing itself in contours that one might touch: a body!

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • Because, knowing it, I could not fail to recognize the answering stir within the Mahrkagir himself; the tender line of his mouth, the lambency of his gaze, all announcing as loud as trumpets the dawning of that which he had never known, of that sacred mystery which is the province of Blessed Elua himself.

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  • Whatever lay behind the gem™s lambency, the darkness in the ring, refused to lie quiet.

    Chosen Of The Gods

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  • "First burned in my mind with pure lambency ten years ago". Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm.

    February 15, 2013