BRIGHTNESS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BRIGHTNESS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
brightness
 n.  intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
 n.  quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Outside, the late afternoon sun slanted down in the yard, throwing into gleaming brightness the dogwood trees that were solid masses of white blossoms against the background of new green.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  The room was in semigloom, for Scarlett had pulled down the shades to shut out the heat and brightness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
3  The sun dipped in and out from behind hurrying clouds, lighting the street with a false brightness which had no warmth in it, and the wind fluttered the lace of her pantalets.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
4  For all its brightness the house was very still, not with the serene stillness of sleep but with a watchful, tired silence that was faintly ominous.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
5  A deeper stillness possessed the air, and the glitter of the American autumn was tempered by a haze which diffused the brightness without dulling it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
6  Meanwhile the last moments of the performance seemed to gain an added brightness from the hovering threat of the curtain.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
7  In its inconvenient brightness Rosedale seemed to waver a moment, as though conscious that every avenue of escape was unpleasantly illuminated.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
8  The dark pencilling of fatigue under her eyes, the morbid blue-veined pallour of the temples, brought out the brightness of her hair and lips, as though all her ebbing vitality were centred there.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
9  Robert's going had some way taken the brightness, the color, the meaning out of everything.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVI
10  Here and there, a red and fiery star struggled through the drifting vapor, furnishing a lurid gleam of brightness to the dull aspect of the heavens.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
11  A dozen blazing piles now shed their lurid brightness on the place, which resembled some unhallowed and supernatural arena, in which malicious demons had assembled to act their bloody and lawless rites.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
12  The maiden drew back in lofty womanly reserve, and her dark eye kindled, while the rich blood shot, like the passing brightness of the sun, into her very temples, at the indignity.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
13  For the child, though nursed so tenderly, and though life was unfolding before her with every brightness that love and wealth could give, had no regret for herself in dying.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
14  She did it with a look of hesitation and bashfulness, quite unlike the eldrich boldness and brightness which was usual with her.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
15  Elizabeth also wept and was unhappy, but hers also was the misery of innocence, which, like a cloud that passes over the fair moon, for a while hides but cannot tarnish its brightness.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
Example Sentence: (69 in 5 pages)
16  You can't mistake their house - it's got a bright yellow front door.
17  A bright star shone in the East.
18  Strip lighting is very effective in offices, but it's too bright for the home.
19  The school has come under attack for failing to encourage bright pupils.
20  He felt bright and cheerful and full of energy.
21  The office is quite bright and airy - it's a pleasant working environment.
22  All the bright precious things fade so fast.
23  An important feature of Van Gogh's paintings is their bright colours.
24  I spotted a shooting star which, to my astonishment, was bright green in colour.
25  If you hang your clothes out in the bright sun, they will fade.
26  The theory is that there was a rare conjunction of certain bright planets that created the image of the so-called 'Star of Bethlehem'.
27  He's a bright kid and eager to learn.
28  He's a bright kid, but he needs prodding.
29  For now the only bright spots in the labor market are small businesses and high-tech start-ups.
30  I closed my eyes against the bright light.