Usage examples for brightness

  1. There lay the great keys, shining in their silver brightness. – The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said by Padraic Colum
  2. They made together a brightness vast and intense, a brightness in which the mere chapel of his thoughts grew so dim that as it faded away he asked himself if he shouldn't find his real comfort in some material act, some outward worship. – The Altar of the Dead by Henry James
  3. For I hae nae sense left but ane, and that's nearhan' 'wi' excess o' brightness blind. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  4. It occurred to her that it would be well to take Trafford out into that brief brightness. – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  5. However, there was a pale brightness showing in the sky, and the moon came up, an old moon without very much light in her, but she was a great comfort to him, and told him how the night was going. – The Carbonels by Charlotte M. Yonge
  6. A brightness came into her uncle's eyes. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  7. As she watched she seemed to see more brilliancy and light coming from this closing day, a more dazzling brightness and serenity seemed to fall upon her. – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  8. The son of poor parents, and, like Josiah Wedgwood, the youngest of thirteen, it may be that that Christmas held even less brightness than usual for the struggling Arkwrights because of the coming of an extra mouth to feed. – The Boyhood of Great Inventors by A. Fraser Robertson
  9. When the gate was opened to him, he passed in and hurried across the blinding brightness of the open courtyard. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  10. " She won't let me," said Polly, her head drooping, and the brightness all gone from her face. – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  11. Mary could have replied that in the convent she had had the warmth and brightness of love, but she merely mumbled that she had often taken cold in the autumn. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  12. Of these two classes the latter gives the best result as far as regards brightness of tone, and as regards other properties the greys obtained from the artificial coal- tar colours are fully equal to those from natural dyes. – The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics by Franklin Beech
  13. No wonder the laughing brightness had gone out of him. – Life on the Stage by Clara Morris
  14. The blast- lamp roared upon a timber overhead, throwing down waves of light that flooded the rock face, but the twinkling brightness rather puzzled the eye. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  15. Neither had Jane her accustomed brightness, and the frequent glances she east at her grandfather seemed to show that the latter's condition was causing her anxiety. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  16. She was slender and graceful, so that she seemed taller than she was, she had beautifully shaped arms and a brightness in her face; it seemed to me always that there was light in her face, more than the light that shone upon it. – The Passionate Friends by Herbert George Wells
  17. Suddenly a kind of brightness fell about me. – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  18. It cost her a pang, again, to see the lamps lit and the curtains drawn- shutting in the warmth and brightness of the house from that wind- swept frozen twilight through which Bessy rode alone. – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  19. There was no cloud of care darkening the brightness of her loving eyes, no fear from the past or for the future resting on her face. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  20. These little gardens throw a brightness into the life of the people which it is impossible to estimate. – The Empire of the East by H. B. Montgomery