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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAMBENT

Just as we were parting at the door, Helen turned full on me her great, lambent eyes.

A sudden tremor seemed to shake the lambent flame that had lured him on.

Venus flamed a lambent disk of pale saffron, low over the horizon.

This time he might return, immaculate, from the path of that "lambent flamelet."

Their eyes are luminous and lambent, but it is a melancholy light.

Every now and then there would come a lambent flash of lightning.

She smiled again in that lambent heat-lightning way of hers.

Madame's gray eyes, full of lambent fires, looked into his own.

Within the room to which it belonged a lambent light played.

The Wondership staggered and then seemed to leap into lambent flame.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from figurative use of Latin lambentem (nominative lambens), present participle of lambere "to lick," from PIE root *lab-, indicative of smacking lips or licking (cf. Greek laptein "to sip, lick," Old English lapian "to lick, lap up, suck;" see lap (v.1)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LAMBENT

beaming

adjectiveradiant; beautiful
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