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Glow

Glow
1. To shine with an intense or white heat; to give forth vivid light and heat; to be incandenscent. Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees. (Pope)
2. To exhibit a strong, bright colour; 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)
Origin: as. Glwan; akin to D. Gloeijen, OHG. Gluoen, g. Gluhen, Icel. Gla, dan. Gloende glowing. Cf. Gloom.


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