Examples of brilliance in a Sentence
The professor was known for his brilliance.
the brilliance of a diamond
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In six new episodes (streaming Friday, Dec. 29, ★ ★ ½ out of four), Black Mirror is decidedly mixed, managing occasionally to find brilliance but most often dwelling in the mediocre.
Last night, for Neon's holiday party in New York City, the actress took cues from the distribution company's laconic name, framing her smile in a cherry hue infused with a bit of Pop art brilliance.
Season four of Black Mirror, dropping all six of its episodes on Dec. 29, absolutely continues the brilliance so evident in the previous three (all-too-short) seasons.
Surely there’s a mathematical brilliance at work whenever one of their goofy onomatopoeias ricochets satisfyingly off a high-hat.
The win, in such large measure, was due to Roethlisberger’s game-long brilliance.
That, coupled with the team’s brilliance on a game-by-game basis, could be the impetus for attracting attention (and possibly even a larger fan base).
That black brilliance has touched and shaped all facets of American society—in entertainment, the arts, sports, media, politics, business, and science and technology.
Turning to the brilliance, splendor, and work of these folks allows me to recognize that none of us are alone.
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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
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