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glowing

[gloh-ing] /ˈgloʊ ɪŋ/
adjective
2.
rich and warm in coloring:
glowing colors.
3.
showing the radiance of health, excitement, etc.:
glowing cheeks.
4.
warmly favorable or complimentary:
a glowing account of her work.
Origin of glowing
1000
before 1000; Middle English glowynge, Old English glowende. See glow, -ing2
Related forms
glowingly, adverb
unglowing, adjective
Synonyms
4. ardent, wholehearted, enthusiastic, rapturous, unstinting.
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  • But that glance had made her foolishly, glowingly elated, and disposed to make light of the reproaches of her pride.

    The Duke of Stockbridge Edward Bellamy
  • At Villefranche they got out, and the car went on glowingly through the night.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • This opinion she expressed to her brother, when in an hour of confidence, she glowingly pictured the scene.

    Little Wolf M. A. Cornelius
  • Whereupon I must have returned her gaze so glowingly as to embarrass her.

    Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin
  • glowingly I visioned my first great tour and the opportunities it would offer me to plead our Cause.

    Emma Goldman Charles A. Madison
  • Only live, and I also will love you, Carlo, as warmly and as glowingly as you love me!

    The Daughter of an Empress Louise Muhlbach
  • I freely concede the desirability of the results, which you have so glowingly pictured.

    Solaris Farm Milan C. Edson
  • How different in tone and quality from the one Walter had talked of so glowingly!

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • Where was the free, healthy, open-air life he and his young companions at home had so glowingly evolved?

    The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley Bertram Mitford
  • Paint the points in your favor brightly and glowingly, though in true colors.

    Certain Success Norval A. Hawkins
British Dictionary definitions for glowingly

glowing

/ˈɡləʊɪŋ/
adjective
1.
emitting a steady bright light without flames: glowing embers
2.
warm and rich in colour: the room was decorated in glowing shades of gold and orange
3.
flushed and rosy, as from exercise or excitement: glowing cheeks
4.
displaying or indicative of extreme satisfaction, pride, or emotion: he gave a glowing account of his son's achievements
Derived Forms
glowingly, adverb
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