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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRIGHT

Some of these bright beings are speaking, and others are silent.

He gazed on the bright landscape, as if it had been the countenance of a friend.

They were clothed in bright garments, with garlands on their heads.

The bright eyes burned at him for a moment longer out of the shadow.

What wonder, then, that Andrew began to see the world through a bright mist?

It was now a bright rectangle filled with moonlight and quite empty.

They had burned their way into his dreams with a bright insistence.

His look was bright and thoughtful and his bearing attractive.

Mr. Cobden and Mr. Bright must have been disappointed in this 'young man from the country.'

I awoke this morning to see the bright sunshine flooding my garret.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bryht, by metathesis from beorht "bright; splendid; clear-sounding; beautiful; divine," from Proto-Germanic *berhta- "bright" (cf. Old Saxon berht, Old Norse bjartr, Old High German beraht, Gothic bairhts "bright"), from PIE root *bhereg- "to gleam, white" (cf. Sanskrit bhrajate "shines, glitters," Lithuanian breksta "to dawn," Welsh berth "bright, beautiful"). Meaning "quick-witted" is from 1741.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.