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brillant in English:

1. glistering glistering



English word "brillant"(glistering) occurs in sets:

Fiches du livre - "Poems" (Samuel Rogers)
Fiches du livre - "Against War" (Erasmus)
Fiches du livre - "Poems" (Matthew Arnold)
Fiches du livre - "The Red Room" (H. G. Wells)
Fiches du livre - "Horace" (Theodore Martin)

2. bright


That's a bright idea.
I saw a bright red Ferrari parked at the campus gates and my jaw just dropped.
People show up bright on an infrared camera because of their body heat.
On the bright side, at least more and more girls in Afghanistan are going to school.
Incidentally, that the gills of fish are bright red is because there are many 'capillary vessels' collected there, the same as for lungs.
Hey, look on the bright side! At least you were not late for work!
Bright as he is, he is slow in giving his opinions.
Crows like Tokyo because it is warmer in the city than in the suburbs, and it's bright at night.
His victory at this age in an international competition is a good indication of a bright future.
With a mild, bright night like today, I always feel like going for a stroll at midnight.
In the fall, when the days grew shorter and the nights colder, she watched the first frost turn the leaves to bright yellow and orange and red.
What color is your urine: bright, tawny, reddish or golden brown?
It's ugly, bright yellow and it doesn't go with anything. But at least you won't get run over in the dark!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.

English word "brillant"(bright) occurs in sets:

Fiches du livre - "Carry On!" (Virna Sheard)
Fiches du livre - "Poems" (Theodore Maynard)
Fiches du livre - "Poems" (William Anderson)
Fiches du livre - "Montrose" (Mowbray Morris)
Fiches du livre - "City Ballads" (Will Carleton)

3. glowed


The western sky glowed with crimson.
Her face glowed with health.

English word "brillant"(glowed) occurs in sets:

Fiches du livre - "Judas Ram" (Sam Merwin)
Fiches du livre - "The Guardians" (Irving Cox)
Fiches du livre - "The Furious Rose" (Dean Evans)
Fiches du livre - "The Weakling" (Everett B. Cole)
Fiches du livre - "Love Story" (Irving E. Cox, Jr.)

4. shining


The stars are shining.
Quasars are brilliantly shining heavenly bodies that are extremely far away.
The sun was shining and it was warm, so I took the day off.
Wow, that's pretty. The sea is shining.
If the sun were to stop shining, all living things would die.
When I get up tomorrow morning, the sun will be shining and the birds will be singing.
The girl, her eyes shining brightly from that single hint, makes her cute cat-motif automatic pencil run across her notebook.
You are in a narrow rocky shaft. There is some light shining from far above. Below you is the cave you started in. What do you do now?
That blue-white shining star is Sirius.
Tonight in the night sky, the stars are shining very brightly.
It was raining when I woke up, but by afternoon the sky had cleared up and the sun was shining.
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
She is a shining example of absolutely nothing.
With the sun shining bright, we should go for a swim.
On a nice spring day, when Jan was digging in the sandbox in the backyard, he found a small box. In the box was a shining switchblade with a mysterious inscription.

English word "brillant"(shining) occurs in sets:

Fiches du livre - "Spring Blossoms" (Anonymous)
Fiches du livre - "Bramble Brae" (Robert Bridges)
Fiches du livre - "The Boyhood of Jesus" (Anonymous)
Fiches du livre - "Little Henry and His Bird" (Ano...
Fiches du livre - "Through the Telescope" (James B...

5. glossy


The building was as glossy as a polished pearl.
Next to the glossy rats in the cage
a glossy magazine
They found the holiday in a glossy travel brochure.

English word "brillant"(glossy) occurs in sets:

Fiches du livre - "$1,000 A Plate" (Jack McKenty)
Fiches du livre - "The Forme of Cury" (Samuel Pegge)
Fiches du livre - "The Air of Castor Oil" (Jim Har...
Fiches du livre - "Beautiful Birds" (Edmund Selous)
Fiches du livre - "My Robin" (Frances Hodgson Burn...

6. brilliant


Our child seems to be brilliant. Of course, we may be prejudiced.
Brilliant!
American industry makes various attempts to find and encourage brilliant students from abroad.
Brilliant papers by Comrade Stalin allowed Soviet linguistics to take the leading position in the world.
It is because light travels faster than sound that some people look brilliant before sounding stupid.
The army was involved in a number of brilliant actions during the battle.
Brilliant people have one major drawback - they don't know how to lose.
Russell was a brilliant philosopher, but even the simplest practical task was quite beyond him.
No other student in the class is so brilliant as he is.
The idea was quite brilliant. She's got a brilliant sense of humour.
It’s thrilling and brilliant and useful most of the time, but it’s not a right to be able to use it.
I can’t ride a horse, but my sister is brilliant at riding.
He was brilliant, even as a boy. / But that was before I had a brilliant plan.
Mr President, I congratulate you on your brilliant response to China.
Smiling cheerfully, the two began to walk off into their brilliant future.

English word "brillant"(brilliant) occurs in sets:

Fiches du livre - "Young Soldier" (Anonymous)
Fiches du livre - "Franz Liszt" (James Huneker)
Fiches du livre - "Islands of Space" (John W Campb...
Fiches du livre - "Roger Kyffin's Ward" (W.H.G. Ki...
Fiches du livre - "Terribly Intimate Portraits" (N...

7. polished


When did the Japanese start eating polished rice?
I polished up the floor and furniture.
My brother polished the silver.
If you don't keep the silverware polished, it'll lose its luster.
His shoes were always clean and highly polished.
You say you had a nibble, it looked to me like you'd polished it off.
I polished for all I was worth. The trouble is that my stock of low-grade gems was surprisingly low.
Jane could not believe it when her date polished off an entire chocolate cake.
The diamond in this ring is polished.
There is nothing like dancing after all. I consider it as one of the first refinements of polished society.
She is a polished lady.

English word "brillant"(polished) occurs in sets:

Fiches du livre - "Stories About Indians" (Anonymous)
Fiches du livre - "Stories About Indians" (Anonymous)
Fiches du livre - "Wonderwings and other Fairy Sto...
Fiches du livre - "The Practical Joke The Christma...
Fiches du livre - "Stone Art Thirteenth Annual Rep...

8. shiny


The seat of his pants is shiny.
shiny jewellery
I like your shiny hair.
She had shiny black hair.
shiny black shoes, a shiny polished table
beautiful shiny hair
Look at those shiny black shoes.
This diamond on your finger is shiny.
The waiting car was big and black and shiny.
She decorated her notebook with gum wrappers so the cover was all shiny.

English word "brillant"(shiny) occurs in sets:

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