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a house aglow with lights; a face aglow with happiness.
Contemporary Examples

She wears no make-up, her eyes are glassy, and her feverish cheeks are aglow.
Behind the Glow Kevin Sessums October 5, 2008

He is aglow, too, remembering Freud presiding over the Vienna Society.
The Real Freud Revealed John Kerr November 24, 2011

Other coats were quiet and subdued from the back and aglow with Spirograph patterns on the front.
Milan Fashion Week’s Malaise Robin Givhan September 22, 2011

Historical Examples

I had expected to stir the imagination of my hearers, for my own was aglow.
When Grandmamma Was New Marion Harland

Nana was in the centre with her pink dress all aglow in the sunlight.
L’Assommoir Emile Zola

He looked pinched and cold, and yet aglow with some inner warmth, and his first word told why.
Carette of Sark John Oxenham

When Ben Aboo came to himself the patio was aglow with flames.
The Scapegoat Hall Caine

Her eyelids were pink, her lips were moist and tremulous, her face was all aglow.
The Lookout Man B. M. Bower

Off in the direction of the main fork the sky was all aglow with camp-fires.
Dr. Sevier George W. Cable

The laburnum path was all aglow with blossoms, and the grape-walk, just beyond, made a shadowy retreat toward evening.
Catholic World, Vol. XIII, April to September, 1871 Various

(postpositive) glowing

1817 (in Coleridge), from a- (1) + glow. Figurative sense of “flushed with pleasurable excitement” is from 1830.


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