incandescence incandescence

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised
  2. (n) light from heat

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Usage(s):

  1. Her suburban incandescence is warm, not scalding.
  2. Although she was not blessed with Redgrave's white-hot, almost alarming incandescence that grand stature mixed with a girlish vulnerability Richardson had her own gifts.
  3. Its roof rose into the air and flew apart, its framework splintered, its walls bulged and burst in one enormous moment of concussion and incandescence.

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  1. One Brown ally explains that "there was incandescence in the Treasury when Blair settled on the EU budget in 2005 without sorting out the CAP."
    on May 10, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "He was the double in whom I found all my burning aspiration raised to a pitch of incandescence," De Beauvoir wrote.
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Simone de Beauvoir Source: guardian.co.uk

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