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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Definitions for resplendent

  1. very bright or shining; splendid

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Citations for resplendent
A green and gold locomotive, resplendent with nickel-plated cylinder heads and carrying a brass plate reading "The Flying Yankee" at her front, will, some time this week, add to the distinctiveness of the Boston & Maine Railroad's crack, non-stop express as it races through Massachusetts. , Christian Science Monitor
All around the Pope glittered the gorgeous papal court, resplendent in a variety of colors. Arnaldo Cortesi, New York Times
Origin of resplendent
late Middle English
1400-1450
by 1448, from Latin resplendentem "brilliant, radiant," prp. of resplendere "to glitter, shine," from re-, intensive prefix, + splendere "to shine, be splendid"