; bright; radiant:
a city agleam with lights.
Beyond this was the river, agleam with the lights of the British fleet that rode at anchor on its placid bosom.
The Snare Rafael Sabatini
She no longer wept, though he could see a tear still at the end of one of her lashes, agleam in the dark.
The Trimming of Goosie James Hopper
There was a grin on his face, but his eyes were agleam with a slumbering passion that made Parsons catch his breath with a gasp.
The Ranchman Charles Alden Seltzer
It is a factful of himself—lawless, radical and non-civilized, agleam in the mixed world.
I, Mary MacLane Mary MacLane
She was standing slender as a young girl, all agleam in the half-light as though she wore an armor of glowing copper and garnets.
The Lighted Match Charles Neville Buck
With tongue lolling, white teeth all agleam, he came roaring out of the shadows.
Red Dynamite Roy J. Snell
Scraggs looked up and his cold green eyes were agleam with malice and triumph as they rested on the unhappy pair.
Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
He is all agleam with bullion—a blue-and-gold edition of the Poetry of War.
The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians Ambrose Bierce
Certainly the past becomes a source of happiness in his “Rhapsody,” and life is agleam with joy in his “Idyl.”
Life Immovable Kostes Palamas
Pete started off with another triumphant breakfast and before our guest had gone far with it his face was agleam with pleasure.
Wings of the Wind Credo Harris
(postpositive) glowing; gleaming
1854, from a- (1) + gleam.
a metal or plastic tag or sheath at the end of a lace used for tying, as of a shoelace. (in the 16th and 17th centuries) an ornament at the end of a point or other ribbon used to secure a garment. (def 1). noun a metal sheath or tag at the end of a […]
off the right line; awry; wrong. Historical Examples Fate may have had a similar plan for Goethe; if so, it went all agley. And Even Now Max Beerbohm But like some other “plans of mice and men” this went “agley.” Lyman’s History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2) William Denison Lyman adverb, […]
; shining faintly or unsteadily. Historical Examples He paused to look away at the forest and distant waters all aglimmer with the light of the moon. The Phantom Violin Roy J. Snell When at last I stood upon the shore, the air and sea were all aglimmer in a rosy light, deepening to crimson in […]
displaying bright points of light, as by reflection; glittering: a diamond tiara aglint under the ballroom lights.