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Splendid or dazzling in appearance; brilliant.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin resplendēns, resplendent-, present participle of resplendēre, to shine brightly : re-, re- + splendēre, to shine.]

re·splen′dence, re·splen′den·cy n.
re·splen′dent·ly adv.
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Noun1.resplendence - brilliant radiant beauty; "the glory of the sunrise"
beauty - the qualities that give pleasure to the senses




[rɪsˈplendəns] Nresplandor m, refulgencia f


n (of person)Glanz m, → Strahlen nt; (of clothes)Pracht f


(rəˈsplendənt) adjective
very bright or splendid in appearance.
reˈsplendently adverb
reˈsplendence noun
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Son, thou in whom my glory I behold In full resplendence, Heir of all my might, Neerly it now concernes us to be sure Of our Omnipotence, and with what Arms We mean to hold what anciently we claim Of Deitie or Empire, such a foe Is rising, who intends to erect his Throne Equal to ours, throughout the spacious North; Nor so content, hath in his thought to trie In battel, what our Power is, or our right.
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Among specific topics are the setting for enchantment, theological grace and sublime grace, ecstatic visions, canons of the aura, places of apparition, flight and the wave, silences of the cloister and the garden, elegance and delicateness, loveliness and resplendence, the oneiric and the marvelous, and the mourning of art in the modern age.
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We left Caravaca for the resplendence and refinery of the world famous La Manga Club, about 10 miles east of Cartagena on the south-easterly tip of Murcia.
One only hopes and prays good sense shall prevail among the majority of its decision-makers so the kingdom could be back on the rails and the Pearl of the Gulf could again shine in all its resplendence.
However, let's hope this tour proves suitably lacking in incident so George can properly enjoy his return to full resplendence.
Kosovo-born Halili, whose first name translates as Resplendence, came up through VfB Stuttgart's academy and was capped at under-16 level for the German national side.
Sometimes it seems to unravel, but at other times it almost burns with resplendence.
His] tender imagination and philosophical concerns, the dignity he accords his characters, the risks they take and the connections they forge coalesce in a magnetic, indelible, mysterious yet forthright novel of rare compassion, gravitas and resplendence.
David Rockwell's endearingly suggestive swinging 60s sets, lit with jewel-like resplendence by Kenneth Posner, give us lots to ogle besides the girls and boys kicking, tapping and swirling about the stage.
This contrasts greatly with the prevailing restoration tales that involved the restoring of a regal figure to his or her former resplendence via magic after a disgraceful fall of some sort.