gleaming gleaming  /ɡ ˈli mɪŋ/


  1. (n) a flash of light (especially reflected light)
  2. (n) an appearance of reflected light
  3. (adj) bright with a steady but subdued shining


  1. At the gleaming Bumrungrad Hospital, well-heeled foreigners pay around $6,000 for the works, including breast augmentation and Adam's apple shaving.
  2. From the podium to the gleaming flags, the candidate was in dress rehearsal mode.
  3. No gleaming skyscrapers have taken root here.


  1. Baltimore Police Academy graduation follows accidental shooting

    An underlying somber current cut through Friday evening's graduation The latest class of police trainees marched to the podium to accept law enforcement certificates in gleaming black shoes and brass buttons that matched their smiles. The graduates yelled their names proudly during a special roll call and chanted at the end of the ceremony with vigor.        
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. Secrecy, surveillance pose challenge to media

    In recent weeks, the gleaming Digital Age has been flipped over, exposing a dank underbelly of post-9/11 secrecy and surveillance reminiscent of a mid-20th-century police state, implicating not just government but Silicon Valley, too, in wide-ranging use and misuse of information.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

  3. NPR’s new digs derided as costly ‘News Palace’

    By The Washington Post NPR’s gleaming new headquarters in the shadow of the Capitol in Washington has soaring ceilings, a 24-hour “wellness” center, an employee gym and a gourmet ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News


  1. Key wrote, "Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming. ...... Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave."
    on Jun 14, 2007 By: Francis Scott Key Source: The Register-Guard

  2. Tessa Jowell, the humanitarian assistance minister, told the relatives of the victims that their loved ones were "immortal in your hearts and now immortalised in this place". "It shows us in gleaming steel and soft earth our communal loss. So...
    on Jul 7, 2009 By: Tessa Jowell Source:

  3. "It is a region that has gone from soybeans to satellites, from rural outposts to gleaming mega-cities, from traditional calligraphy to instant messaging and most importantly, from old hatreds to new partnerships," Clinton said.
    on Jan 12, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source:

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