The stars were brilliant this evening.
Dawn came slowly, followed by the brilliant blue sky of morning.
You're perfect, brilliant, and beautiful.
A brilliant flash of lightning made the furniture in their bedroom stand out in relief.
Down the hall, the living room was lit up constantly with brilliant flashes of lightning.
Nishani was not only brilliant, but she was fast in her work.
She'd seen how brilliant A'Ran's battles were.
When the children saw the trees all aglow with brilliant colors they clapped their hands and shouted for joy, and immediately began to pick great bunches to take home.
Another brilliant bolt of lightning ended in a deafening clap of thunder.
The mother is a physician and a brilliant woman, he says.
She, seeing herself surrounded by such brilliant and polite young men, beamed with satisfaction, try as she might to hide it, and perturbed as she evidently was each time her husband moved in his sleep behind her.
A general with a brilliant suite galloped off at once to fetch the boyars.
My father started out with nothing but a brilliant mind, like yours.
Then he gave careful directions about the fortification of the Kremlin, and drew up a brilliant plan for a future campaign over the whole map of Russia.
Cocoa skin, soulful dark eyes, exotic features, and brilliant tattoos over his exposed, muscular arms.
This was the brilliant charge of the Horse Guards that amazed the French themselves.
The rocket slammed into an ambulance parked in front of Andre's, the brilliant explosion throwing heat and light that reached her on what she estimated was the twentieth floor.
She beamed another brilliant smile, and it took all his willpower to leave her to see one of his least favorite people.
Evelyn gave a brilliant smile, and Romas eyed her.
The sun pushed aside the shadows as it emerged from the depths of the distant sea until it sat on the horizon, casting long shadows and brilliant bars of light into the walled city.
Vera's remark was correct, as her remarks always were, but, like most of her observations, it made everyone feel uncomfortable, not only Sonya, Nicholas, and Natasha, but even the old countess, who--dreading this love affair which might hinder Nicholas from making a brilliant match-- blushed like a girl.
The gazettes from which the old prince first heard of the defeat at Austerlitz stated, as usual very briefly and vaguely, that after brilliant engagements the Russians had had to retreat and had made their withdrawal in perfect order.
Pierre was just the husband needed for a brilliant society woman.
The sun was brilliant, the pinks and oranges – combined with the multiple shades of blue sky as it lightened – creating a vision beyond that of any dream.
Bruised, she blinked as brilliant sunlight pierced the cracked door.
Caerulea, and the latter by the brilliant rose-breasted H.
The barberry's brilliant fruit was likewise food for my eyes merely; but I collected a small store of wild apples for coddling, which the proprietor and travellers had overlooked.
Natasha, smoothing her gown, went in with Sonya and sat down, scanning the brilliant tiers of boxes opposite.
This brilliant company separated into several groups who all discussed the advantages and disadvantages of the position, the state of the army, the plans suggested, the situation of Moscow, and military questions generally.
Elisabeth stood, transfixed on the brilliant vista.
Roving searchlights splashed the Undersecretary with brilliant white light.
His clothing fitted his form snugly and was gorgeously colored in brilliant shades of green, which varied as the sunbeams touched them but was not wholly influenced by the solar rays.
So these doctors were perhaps just as brilliant as those who have come since.
The night was clear and cool, the sky a beautiful pageant of dark blue silk and brilliant stars, of streaking meteors and two glowing orbs.
Jenn faced the newcomer, surprised to see a small, grandfatherly man with brilliant green eyes standing near them.
His gaze went to the sunrise, a brilliant display of reds and oranges over the desert.
With her the least worldly of men would occupy a most brilliant position in society.
Of course, it is a very brilliant match, but happiness, my dear...
In the first place the marriage was not a brilliant one as regards birth, wealth, or rank.
She was so pleased by praise from this brilliant beauty that she blushed with pleasure.
It was a gay and brilliant fete.
Four days before, sentinels of the Preobrazhensk regiment had stood in front of the house to which Balashev was conducted, and now two French grenadiers stood there in blue uniforms unfastened in front and with shaggy caps on their heads, and an escort of hussars and uhlans and a brilliant suite of aides-de-camp, pages, and generals, who were waiting for Napoleon to come out, were standing at the porch, round his saddle horse and his Mameluke, Rustan.
Napoleon enters Moscow after the brilliant victory de la Moskowa; there can be no doubt about the victory for the battlefield remains in the hands of the French.
After the junction with the army of the brilliant admiral and Petersburg hero Wittgenstein, this mood and the gossip of the staff reached their maximum.
Now I have another dazzling thought, bred from my brilliant research.
To his surprise, she pulled away from him and smiled, a brilliant sight that made her eyes sparkle and face glow.
His brilliant gaze turned to Gabriel, who shook his head.
Everywhere you work, you're recognized for being the brilliant person I know you are.
Her plan, while brilliant when plotted the past month, didn't seem quite so wonderful right now.
Kiera followed as Evelyn turned toward the main house, a sprawling, single-story compound made of brilliant white stone and dotted with hundreds of glass-less windows.
She was brilliant, loyal, and sweet.
He had not ridden many hundred yards after that before he saw to his left, across the whole width of the field, an enormous mass of cavalry in brilliant white uniforms, mounted on black horses, trotting straight toward him and across his path.
Rostov was horrified to hear later that of all that mass of huge and handsome men, of all those brilliant, rich youths, officers and cadets, who had galloped past him on their thousand-ruble horses, only eighteen were left after the charge.
Vienna considers the bases of the proposed treaty so unattainable that not even a continuity of most brilliant successes would secure them, and she doubts the means we have of gaining them.
"Since the day of our brilliant success at Austerlitz," wrote Bilibin, "as you know, my dear prince, I never leave headquarters.
Pierre was struck by the modesty of the small though clean house after the brilliant surroundings in which he had last met his friend in Petersburg.
Though some skeptics smiled when told of Berg's merits, it could not be denied that he was a painstaking and brave officer, on excellent terms with his superiors, and a moral young man with a brilliant career before him and an assured position in society.
The music sounded louder and through the door rows of brightly lit boxes in which ladies sat with bare arms and shoulders, and noisy stalls brilliant with uniforms, glittered before their eyes.
Around him thronged Moscow's most brilliant young men, whom he evidently dominated.
She could not follow the opera nor even listen to the music; she saw only the painted cardboard and the queerly dressed men and women who moved, spoke, and sang so strangely in that brilliant light.
Even at ten o'clock, when the Rostovs got out of their carriage at the chapel, the sultry air, the shouts of hawkers, the light and gay summer clothes of the crowd, the dusty leaves of the trees on the boulevard, the sounds of the band and the white trousers of a battalion marching to parade, the rattling of wheels on the cobblestones, and the brilliant, hot sunshine were all full of that summer languor, that content and discontent with the present, which is most strongly felt on a bright, hot day in town.
A flood of brilliant, joyful light poured from her transfigured face.
Fluorescent lighting overhead morphed to an expansive blue sky and brilliant sunlight that made him squint.
Wynn was brilliant at small talk, distracting her and making her laugh with his dry, morbid humor.
"I am the brilliant surgeon you believe me to be," he said.
Brilliant sunlight blinded her after days of grey, and she blinked at the bright, familiar blue sky.
The house was as brilliant white on the inside as it was outside.
It was just as spectacular as those on earth, a brilliant mix of pinks, oranges, burnt yellows, reds, and purples.
The brilliant suns were overhead, their heat heavy in the still day.
Dean said, brilliant conversationalist that he was.
You are a brilliant artist.
She's a brilliant analyst and one of the few non-PMF members I trust.
Hoadly was shrewd enough not to answer the most brilliant, though comparatively unknown, of his antagonists, William Law.
If 127 parts of iodine, which is an almost black solid, and loo parts of mercury, which is a white liquid metal, be intimately mixed by rubbing them together in a mortar, the two substances wholly disappear, and we obtain instead a brilliant red powder quite unlike the iodine or the mercury; almost the only property that is unchanged is the weight.
Leo had intended his younger brother Giuliano and his nephew Lorenzo for brilliant secular careers.
Around it were arranged, like the five points of a star, the other five brilliant balls; one being rose colored, one violet, one yellow, one blue and one orange.
And now the Tin Woodman arrived, his body most beautifully nickle-plated, so that it shone splendidly in the brilliant light of the room.
Every muscle of his thin face was now quivering with nervous excitement; his eyes, in which the fire of life had seemed extinguished, now flashed with brilliant light.
The immense house was brilliant with lights shining through its lofty windows.
And she saw Mademoiselle Bourienne, with her ribbon and pretty face, and her unusually animated look which was fixed on him, but him she could not see, she only saw something large, brilliant, and handsome moving toward her as she entered the room.
The men and officers returning spoke of a brilliant victory, of the occupation of the town of Wischau and the capture of a whole French squadron.
Dolokhov was a suitable and in some respects a brilliant match for the dowerless, orphan girl.
Natasha's unwontedly brilliant eyes, continually glancing at him with a more than cordial look, had reduced him to this condition.
An immense and brilliant suite surrounded him.
Each instrument--now resembling a violin and now a horn, but better and clearer than violin or horn--played its own part, and before it had finished the melody merged with another instrument that began almost the same air, and then with a third and a fourth; and they all blended into one and again became separate and again blended, now into solemn church music, now into something dazzlingly brilliant and triumphant.
Alex gazed in awed silence at the brilliant sunset.
All was blended into one brilliant procession.
Only the skeleton of life remained: his house, a brilliant wife who now enjoyed the favors of a very important personage, acquaintance with all Petersburg, and his court service with its dull formalities.
The colors of the mortal world were brilliant, the light in her bedchamber blinding her.
Her brilliant hair topped a freckled face and mile-wide smile.
The town's promenaders were clothed in sweaters at most, with only tee shirts adequate in the brilliant sun.
He had a brilliant position in society thanks to his intimacy with Countess Bezukhova, a brilliant position in the service thanks to the patronage of an important personage whose complete confidence he enjoyed, and he was beginning to make plans for marrying one of the richest heiresses in Petersburg, plans which might very easily be realized.
Two daggers perched at her rounded hips, and her brilliant eyes glowed in the sunlight.
Sofi appeared relaxed in the cell, her head resting against the wall and her brilliant eyes focused on Jenn.
While they drove past the garden the shadows of the bare trees often fell across the road and hid the brilliant moonlight, but as soon as they were past the fence, the snowy plain bathed in moonlight and motionless spread out before them glittering like diamonds and dappled with bluish shadows.
Anna Mikhaylovna also had of late visited them less frequently, seemed to hold herself with particular dignity, and always spoke rapturously and gratefully of the merits of her son and the brilliant career on which he had entered.
And Nicholas' management produced very brilliant results.
Among the opinions and voices in this immense, restless, brilliant, and proud sphere, Prince Andrew noticed the following sharply defined subdivisions of tendencies and parties: