glittering

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glittering

  1. present participle of glitter

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glittering ‎(comparative more glittering, superlative most glittering)

  1. Brightly sparkling.
    • 1907, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “chapter I”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
      It was flood-tide along Fifth Avenue; motor, brougham, and victoria swept by on the glittering current; pretty women glanced out from limousine and tonneau; young men of his own type, silk-hatted, frock-coated, the crooks of their walking sticks tucked up under their left arms, passed on the Park side.
  2. (figuratively) Valuable, desirable.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p.85:
      Gaur was an example of a man without a BA who seemed infinitely better educated than the fellows who left Fort Hare with glittering degrees.

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glittering ‎(plural glitterings)

  1. The appearance of something that glitters.
    • John Locke
      Every man carries about him a touchstone, if he will make use of it, to distinguish substantial gold from superficial glitterings, truth from appearances.