Glitter and Gloss

Glitter and Gloss

 

See Also: BRIGHTNESS, LIGHTING, SHINING

  1. Aglow, like fruit when it colors —William Canton
  2. All ablaze like poppies in the sun —Ouida
  3. All glittering like May sunshine on May leaves —Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  4. Beams like flowers —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  5. (Bright faces cast a thousand) beams upon me, like the sun —William Shakespeare
  6. Blazing like a jewelled sun —W. S. Gilbert
  7. Blinking like a digital display —Natascha Wodin
  8. A dull sheen, like the white of a hard-boiled egg —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  9. (Eyes) flashed like lightning —Honoré de Balzac
  10. Flashy as the slot machines in a gambling casino —Anon
  11. (Evening) flickers like the midnight sun —Karl Shapiro
  12. Gleam and glitter … like jewels in a dark velvet case —Louis Auchincloss
  13. (His hair) gleamed like a freshly washed blackboard —Mavis Gallant
  14. [A car] gleamed like a jewel in a box with an iridescent lining —Robin McCorquodale
  15. (The Hyde Park Library, which was) gleaming like a chrome fender in the afternoon sun —Jonathan Valin
  16. Gleaming like light on water —Beryl Markham
  17. Gleaming like oil on water —Erica Jong
  18. Gleaming like raw meat —James Crumley
  19. Gleaming like water over moon-bright sand —Robert Penn Warren
  20. Gleam like bone —Donald McCaig
  21. Gleam like small change —Sylvia Plath
  22. (The token woman) gleams like a gold molar in a toothless mouth —Marge Piercy
  23. Gleams like a small coin —Philip Levine
  24. Gleams like the cared-for brass of bank buildings —George Garrett
  25. (The necklace) gleams, sharp as malice —Louise Erdrich
  26. (Water) glimmered like a shower of diamonds in the broken moonlight —Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  27. Glimmer … like glow worms twinkling through the shade —Sir Walter Scott
  28. Glimmer, sparkled like a matrix of platinum sequins laid over velvet —Richard Ford The sparkling place described is Oaxaca.
  29. (Eyes … ) glinted … like crumpled tinfoil —Susan Neville
  30. (Helmets) glinted like nailheads —Derek Walcott
  31. [Shoulders] glisten as silver —D. H. Lawrence
  32. Glistened, like a globe of burnished gold —Edgar Allan Poe
  33. Glistened like an oiled plum —Jerzy Kosinski The descriptive frame of reference in The Painted Bird, the novel from which this is taken, is a snake’s head.
  34. (The empty pavement that) glistened like a wet leather strap —Tadeusz Borowski
  35. [A dog’s coat] glistened like black velvet —Roald Dahl
  36. (Her neck and shoulders) glistened like liquor in a crystal bottle —Paige Mitchell
  37. (Peas) glistened like medieval enamels —Mark Helprin
  38. Glistened like the sun in water —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  39. (The van) glistening like opal —MacDonald Harris
  40. Glistening like satin —Ouida
  41. Glisten like melted butter —Marilyn Hacker
  42. [Hair] glisten like sunshine —D. H. Lawrence
  43. Glistens like the scaling of a snake —Mihail Lermontov In Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Time, the comparison refers to a river.
  44. (Eyes) glittered like a string of Christmas tree icicles —Donald McCaig
  45. Glittered like bracelets —Hans Christian Andersen
  46. Glittered like confetti —Lawrence Durrell
  47. Glittered like steel struck with a bright light —Honoré de Balzac
  48. The glitter of the sea was like glass in my eyes —Steve Erickson
  49. Glittering like armor —Frank O’Hara
  50. [Fruit wet with mist] glowed like a globe of fire —Philip Levine
  51. Glowed like painted glass —Lincoln Kirstein
  52. Glowed like somebody had polished her —J. B. Priestly The narrator of Priestly’s Lost Empires is describing a showgirl in her costume.
  53. Glowed like the initials of an illuminated manuscript —Edmund L. Pearson
  54. (His head) glowing like a red sun —Bernard Malamud
  55. Glow like a sunbeam —Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  56. Glow, like moths by light attracted and repelled —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  57. (Water) glows … like a crystal ball —Edward Hoagland
  58. Glows like a drunk’s nose —Hank Searls
  59. Glows like a meteor in the distant North —William Blake
  60. Lights glittering like Oz —Diane Ackerman
  61. Polished like new boots —John Ciardi
  62. Shimmered like the wing of a dragonfly —Eudora Welty
  63. Shimmer like a vision —John Gardner
  64. Sparkled like stars —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  65. (Four tiny black-eyed girls … ) twinkling like Christmas trees —Hart Crane
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