BRIGHTEN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BRIGHTEN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
brighten
 v.  lighten; cheer; encourage; make or become bright or brighter
Classic Sentence: (85 in 6 pages)
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 Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
2  She says she's sure you will brighten up the meeting with your knowledge of books and writings.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
3  That afternoon Juanita Haydock dropped in to brighten Carol.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get 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 Stowe
Get 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 Alcott
Get 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 Alcott
Get 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 Alcott
Get 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 Stevenson
Get 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 Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II
10  Come, brighten up, dearest; we shall be all right again.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get 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 Dickens
Get 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.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
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 Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI
14  The great vault brightened, like the dome of an immense lamp.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get 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 Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXI. THE NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY
Example Sentence:
1  The new wall paper will brighten up the room.
2  We will miss him as a worker amongst us and also as a cheerful friend who could always brighten the day around here.
3  After a dull start, it should brighten up later.
4  I was surprised and cheered to see how far dawn was advanced: what rosy streaks were beginning to brighten the east.
5  The brightened comet in the constellation Virgo may even be visible to the naked eye, allowing members of the public around the world to join in this historic moment in astronomy.
6  Her ruby necklace brightened her face.
7  Her face brightened up at the thought that she was now the right size for going through the little door into that lovely garden.
8  The stage lights brightened to reveal a street scene.
9  These plants are particularly useful for brightening up shady areas.