agleam

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ gleam

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Adjective[edit]

agleam (not comparable)

  1. Glowing with subdued light.
    • 1907, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Human Toll (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 159:
      She was on her knees with her arms round Andrew's neck before he could prevent her. Her eyes were tearfully agleam, as, audibly reckless, she sobbed[.]
    • 1960, Walt Kelly, Pogo, May 28 comic strip (→ISBN, p. 149):
      [Magazine staffer about his political team:] Pencils at the ready, keen brains agleam behind intelligent horn rims, these experts spread out to ravel the loose ends of White-Housing, web-spinning spiders for [the presidential candidate].

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