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bright

a thin flat paintbrush with a straight sharp edge used for highlighting in oil painting

Bright

John. 1811--89, British liberal statesman, economist, and advocate of free trade: with Richard Cobden he led the Anti-Corn-Law League (1838--46)

bright

[brīt]
(materials)
Referring to lubricating oils that are clear, or free from moisture.
(optics)
Attribute of an area that appears to emit a large amount of light.

bright

Descriptive of freshly cut lumber or veneer which is not discolored.
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The gig, according to order, was brought round to the door with both lamps brightly shining, and the young men had to pay their bill and take the road.
Yes," said little Abraham, brightly, from the window-bench; "and I seed it
In the damp chill air and crowded closeness of the swaying carriage, she for the first time vividly imagined what was in store for her there at the ball, in those brightly lighted rooms- with music, flowers, dances, the Emperor, and all the brilliant young people of Petersburg.
These were motionless at first, but soon began to flicker more brightly and to sway slowly from side to side and then up and down.
He glanced at them and saw that they were burning brightly with clear, broad flames, and nodded his head.
I remember that the more the perverse lecture theater was warmed the more persistently it smelled of damp plaster; and that the more brightly it was lighted, the more overgrown and lonesome it looked.
Every bit of the furniture was made of brightly polished tin--the tables, chairs, beds, and all--even the floors and walls were of tin.
A LAMP, soaked with too much oil and flaring brightly, boasted that it gave more light than the sun.
He looked up, as he set his foot on the next stair, and met the view of Hester's face, brightly illuminated by the candle, looking down at him.
But nature will smile though priests may frown, and next day the sun shone brightly, and on the next, and the next again.
Despite the approach of winter, the sun shone brightly, and bathed in its radiant light that earth which three of its denizens were about to abandon for a new world.
She rubbed another against the wall: it burned brightly, and where the light fell on the wall, there the wall became transparent like a veil, so that she could see into the room.