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GLOWING, ppr. Shining with intense heat; white with heat.
Glow Glow (gl[=o]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glowed (gl[=o]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Glowing.] [AS. gl[=o]wan; akin to D. gloeijen, OHG. gluoen, G. gl["u]hen, Icel. gl[=o]a, Dan. gloende glowing. [root]94. Cf. Gloom.] 1. To shine with an intense or white heat; to give forth vivid light and heat; to be incandescent. Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees. --Pope. 2. To exhibit a strong, bright color; to be brilliant, as if with heat; to be bright or red with heat or animation, with blushes, etc. Clad in a gown that glows with Tyrian rays. --Dryden. And glow with shame of your proceedings. --Shak. 3. To feel hot; to have a burning sensation, as of the skin, from friction, exercise, etc.; to burn. Did not his temples glow In the same sultry winds and acrching heats? --Addison. The cord slides swiftly through his glowing hands. --Gay. 4. To feel the heat of passion; to be animated, as by intense love, zeal, anger, etc.; to rage, as passior; as, the heart glows with love, zeal, or patriotism. With pride it mounts, and with revenge it glows. --Dryden. Burns with one love, with one resentment glows. --Pope.
A glowing description or opinion about someone or something praises them highly or supports them strongly. The media has been speaking in glowing terms of the relationship between the two countries... ADJ: usu ADJ n see also glow • glowingly Wallis spoke glowingly about players like Chapman. ADV
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