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  • n  a quality that outshines the usual

  • Immediately after sundown any clear night there apppears in the southwestern sky near the horizon a star of the first magnitude and of the brilliancy of Aldebaran.
  • Always there was the immediacy of things happening this very minute, but the real brilliancy of Wide World may lie in its avoidance of the TV interview.
  • To prepare and send such cards to 10,000 was a deed of advertising brilliancy, one of professional finesse.

  • Murray Walker in Bangkok Post
    A famous commentator [Murray Walker] described him in the following way: "His talents result in the perfect combination of excellent driving skills, tactical brilliancy and the ability to lead the team."
  • Henry David Thoreau in Times Online
    Thoreau, in a rare stab at understatement, began his essay Autumnal Tints: "Europeans coming to America are surprised by the brilliancy of our autumnal foliage."

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