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Scintillate   Listen
verb
Scintillate  v. i.  (past & past part. scintillated; pres. part. scintillating)  
1.
To emit sparks, or fine igneous particles. "As the electrical globe only scintillates when rubbed against its cushion."
2.
To sparkle, as the fixed stars.






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"Scintillate" Quotes from Famous Books



... this unpleasant tete-a-tete, With Eugene pranks of former years And jests doth recapitulate. They talked and laughed. The guests arrived. The conversation was revived By the coarse wit of worldly hate; But round the hostess scintillate Light sallies without coxcombry, Awhile sound conversation seems To banish far unworthy themes And platitudes and pedantry, And never was the ear affright By ...
— Eugene Oneguine [Onegin] - A Romance of Russian Life in Verse • Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin

... Scintillate, scintillate, globule orific, Fain would I fathom thy nature's specific. Loftily poised in ether capacious, Strongly resembling ...
— The Book of Humorous Verse • Various

... "Scintillate all you want to, Hetty," cried Patsy with a laugh; "but you're not going to be extinguished. For we, the imitation journalists, have taken you under our wings. There's no underworld at Millville, and the only excitement ...
— Aunt Jane's Nieces on Vacation • Edith Van Dyne

... gold embroidery was of the simplest. She would wear it without any jewellery whatever: except just a star in her hair. The result, as she viewed the effect in the long glass, quite satisfied her. Perhaps the jewelled star did scintillate rather. It had belonged to her mother. But her hair was so full of shadows: it wanted something to relieve it. Also she approved the curved line of her bare arms. It was certainly very beautiful, a woman's arm. She took her gloves in ...
— All Roads Lead to Calvary • Jerome K. Jerome

... every size, were enveloped, or rather stuck into the matter of the rock, which, although in colour much like a yellow tinged clay, yet had the usual rough porous surface peculiar to substances that have been in a state of fusion. It was here, as in other places, hard, but did not scintillate with steel, and was divided, by lines of a still harder iron-tinged stone, into squares and parallelograms of various sizes. From one of these intersecting lines, Mr. Bass took a small lump of this ferruginous stone, that seemed to have bubbled up, and to have hardened in the form of ...
— An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 2 • David Collins

... all New York in a roar, and he may be said to have made his mark. I have been asked fifty times about it and its author, and the papers are copying it far and near. It is voted the best thing of the day. Cannot the 'Californian' afford to keep Mark all to itself? It should not let him scintillate so widely without first being ...
— Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete - The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens • Albert Bigelow Paine

... phrase and dynamic mark of expression to be found in the work. From a Rubinstein recital the listener came away subdued, awed, inspired, uplifted, but disinclined to open the piano or touch the keys that had been made to burn and scintillate under those wonderful hands. After hearing Von Buelow, on the other hand, the impulse was to hasten to the instrument and reproduce what had just seemed so clear and logical, so simple and attainable. It did not seem to be ...
— Piano Mastery - Talks with Master Pianists and Teachers • Harriette Brower

... fire / from mail-rings scintillate, For each unto the other / bore a deadly hate. Of Bern the thane Wolfwein / at length did part the two,— Which thing might none other / than man of ...
— The Nibelungenlied - Translated into Rhymed English Verse in the Metre of the Original • trans. by George Henry Needler

... John, while her eyes took in with satisfaction Denzil's extraordinary good looks—and there was Stepan, too! Nothing could be more agreeable than to scintillate ...
— The Price of Things • Elinor Glyn



Words linked to "Scintillate" :   sparkle, fluoresce, give off, emit, beam, twinkle, scintillant, give out, scintilla



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