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 (rĭ-fo͝ol′jənt, -fŭl′-)
Shining radiantly; resplendent.

[Latin refulgēns, refulgent-, present participle of refulgēre, to flash back : re-, re- + fulgēre, to flash; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

re·ful′gence, re·ful′gen·cy n.
re·ful′gent·ly adv.
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Noun1.refulgence - the quality of being bright and sending out rays of lightrefulgence - the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
gleam, lambency, gleaming, glow - an appearance of reflected light
sheen, shininess, luster, lustre - the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
burnish, glossiness, polish, gloss - the property of being smooth and shiny
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[rɪˈfʌldʒəns] Nrefulgencia f
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n (liter)Strahlen nt
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But not for long, for see in the west there is a glow, then come rays of silver light, and at last the full and glorious moon lights up the plain and shoots its gleaming arrows far and wide, filling the earth with a faint refulgence.
Diotima's lover--the philosopher--sees the world and all the particular goods and beauties loved as the charged refulgence of the form of the good.
As the Letter to the Hebrews says, "In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets; in these last days, he spoke to us through a son, whom he made heir of all things and through whom he created the universe, who is the refulgence of his glory, the very imprint of his being, and who sustains all things by his mighty word" (Heb 1:1-3).
Stable jockey Richard Mullen has opted takes the ride on Refulgence Star, making his UAE debut after three starts in Ireland for trainer Willie McCreery.
(43) In this particular case, moreover, the mutatio of Christ's body lends it a certain "refulgence" (refulgentia) that foreshadows "brightness [claritas] of future glory." (44) In at least two senses, then, the Transfiguration can be understood as "ecstatic." First is the ecstasy of Christ's physical body, which is elevated beyond the ordinary parameters of human corporeality to reveal the divine nature to which it has been joined.
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On this occasion, there are no chill scuds of mid-spring on the shore of the gray Atlantic, as when Hester confronts Chillingworth in chapter 14, but rather the warm, flower-spangled, sun-dappled refulgence of the forest in May.
By the time you read this editorial, of course, Reason Papers, Volume 35, Number 1 will at last be online, and we, too, will be back among the living--drawing the breath of life in what remains of the refulgence of summer.
But in the refulgence of the present hour her past life, so distinct until then, faded away completely, and she almost doubted having lived it.
In place of Thy curse or anger descending on me I seek the refulgence of Thy face which dispels all darkness, and which sets right all worldly affairs.
The poem begins "long after moonset," but the beech-leaf still "reflects a tiny refulgence of stars" (1, 4).
Now in her sixties her voice lacks the refulgence heard on the Strauss orchestral song recordings she made for Chandos in the 1980s but her musical intelligence, phrasing and excellent diction are untarnished.