Mine was to gird my loins at Lucille's and Redfern's, in order to become a brightener.
But chaperonage was far from the whole destiny of a brightener.
But I felt that my reputation as a brightener was at stake, with Terry's hopes.
That epoch, to which I have looked forward as the brightener of my every view upon earth—how is it now clouded!'
A brightener need not confine herself to female society, as a mere Companion must.
You might imagine that a brightener was some sort of patent polisher for stoves, metal, or even boots.
Gille Machree, "brightener of my heart;" the name of one of Gerald Griffin's sweetest songs.