Examples of brilliance in a Sentence
The professor was known for his brilliance.
the brilliance of a diamond
Recent Examples of brilliance from the Web
Sophomore QB Brody McAndrew showed flashes of brilliance but finished 4 of 16 for 73 yards and an interception.
The Glass Castle PG-13 Dysfunctional parents raise four children despite their neglect and occasional brilliance in this stirring memoir.
And, again, my husband's brilliance came to the rescue.
Here are some of our favorite moments of brilliance.
But in his last three starts for the Royals, he’s shown flashes of brilliance.
But his personal brilliance was undeniable — six Pro Bowls, 139 1/2 career sacks, defensive player of the year recognition in 2006 and a place on the all-decade team.
Armada FC’s J.C. Banks nearly produced a moment of individual brilliance in the 27th minute, but his long-range, dipping blast hit the outside of the top netting.
Lucas Giolito has shown flashes of brilliance and patches of command issues.
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First Known Use of brilliance
Synonymsbrightness, brilliancy, candor, dazzle, effulgence, illumination, lambency, lightness, luminance, luminosity, luminousness, luster (or lustre), lustrousness, radiance, refulgence, splendor
Antonymsblackness, dark, darkness, dullness (also dulness), duskiness
Related Wordsblaze, flare, flash, flicker, light; fluorescence, incandescence, luminescence; burnish, gloss, polish, sheen, shine, shininess; fire, flame, glare, glow; flash, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, scintillation, shimmer, sparkle, twinkle
Near Antonymsdimness, gloominess, somberness; cloudiness, haziness, murkiness, obscureness, obscurity; colorlessness, grayness, lackluster, paleness, shadiness, shadowiness
BRILLIANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brilliance for English Language Learners
: the quality or state of being brilliant
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