1 They don't need me among their number, either to brighten the record of patriotism or to increase the roll of paupers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret MitcheGet Context In CHAPTER XIII
2 She says she's sure you will brighten up the meeting with your knowledge of books and writings.
3 That afternoon Juanita Haydock dropped in to brighten Carol.
Main Street By Sinclair LewisGet Context In CHAPTER XXVI
4 She might be fifty-five or sixty; but hers was one of those faces that time seems to touch only to brighten and adorn.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher StoweGet Context In CHAPTER XIII
5 This idea tickled Jo's fancy and put her in good spirits, but Meg didn't brighten, for her burden, consisting of four spoiled children, seemed heavier than ever.
Little Women By Louisa May AlcottGet Context In CHAPTER FOUR
6 No one ate much, but everyone looked very happy, and the old room seemed to brighten up amazingly when the first romance of the family began there.
Little Women By Louisa May AlcottGet Context In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
7 The second year began rather soberly, for their prospects did not brighten, and Aunt March died suddenly.
Little Women By Louisa May AlcottGet Context In CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN
8 The mixture, which was at first of a reddish hue, began, in proportion as the crystals melted, to brighten in colour, to effervesce audibly, and to throw off small fumes of vapour.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis StevensonGet Context In CHAPTER DR. LANYON'S NARRATIVE
9 There was little enough in him to brighten her face, for he was a sullen young fellow, and ungracious in his manner even to her.
Hard Times By Charles DickensGet Context In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II
10 Come, brighten up, dearest; we shall be all right again.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyGet Context In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
11 Her tears fell fast; but they were not like those she had lately shed, and I saw my hope brighten in them.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER 62. A LIGHT SHINES ON MY WAY
12 I did what I could to brighten them up, and I suppose that the effort did me good, for I forgot how tired I was.
13 Whether or not Petrushka was glad to see the barin return it is impossible to say, but at all events he exchanged a wink with Selifan, and his ordinarily morose exterior seemed momentarily to brighten.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich GogolGet Context In PART 1: CHAPTER VI
14 The great vault brightened, like the dome of an immense lamp.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneGet Context In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
15 It was as Hester said, in regard to the unwonted jollity that brightened the faces of the people.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneGet Context In XXI. THE NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY