The brilliance of his career was only made possible by the condition of the East in the 12th century.
It's in the newspapers and magazines but no one but only I with my brilliance have come close to finding the secret!
As a whole, the birds of Papua are remarkable for their brilliance of plumage, or their metallic colouring.
His fine appearance, his flexible and sympathetic voice, his manifest sincerity, the perfect lucidity and artistic symmetry of his address, and the brilliance with which he illustrated his points would have attracted hearers even had he had little to say.
Its natural form is the aphorism, and to this and to its epigrammatic brilliance, vigour, and uncompromising revolt against all conventions in science and conduct it owes its persuasiveness.
In many respects the brilliance of this long and often vaunted Maecenate of Leo X.
The principal merit of this author's drama Milton (1876) consists in its brilliance of language.
For the rest, Spencer's doctrine is valuable more as stimulating to thought by its originality and width of view than as offering direct solutions of ethical problems. Following up the same line of thought, Leslie Stephen with less brilliance but more attention to scientific method has worked out in his Science of Ethics (1882) the conception of morality as a function of the social organism: while Professor S.
It was remarkable both for the brilliance of its achievements and for the large number of French mathematicians of the first rank who flourished during it.
Personal affection and political devotion had in these two years made him appear indispensable to the party, although nobody ever regarded him as in the front line of English statesmen so far as originality of ideas or brilliance of debating power were concerned.
But even his most hostile teachers were amazed by the brilliance of his natural gifts, and, while still a boy, he possessed that charm of manner which was to make him so fascinating and so dangerous in later life, coupled with the strong dramatic instinct which won for him his honourable place in Swedish literature.
The Seleucid court did not rival either of the last named in brilliance of culture; and yet some names of distinction were associated with it.
In addition to its brilliance, vermilion is a pigment of great intensity and durability, remaining unaffected by acid fumes.
The brilliance of the faculty and especially of its non-resident members (including J.
Just look at the brilliance!
Whitby is a quiet resort, possessing none of the brilliance of Scarborough on the same coast.
Possessing none of their brilliance, he had, nevertheless, to use the words of John Quincy Adams, " a mind.
Owing to the sacrifice of form to prismatic brilliance, cut-glass gradually lost its artistic value.
They deplored that the nice and difficult test of answering Berkeley had not been undertaken, as was once intended, by Burke, and sighed to think what an admirable display of subtlety and brilliance such a contention would have afforded them, had not politics "turned him from active philosophy aside."
The change of magnitude takes place gradually, but the rise to maximum brilliance is rather more rapid than the decline.
Glass-cutting was a craft imported from Germany, but the English material so greatly surpassed Bohemian glass in brilliance that the Bohemian cut-glass was eclipsed.
arose the second of the great poets of the old Ottoman school, Nef'i of Erzerum, who owes his preeminence to the brilliance of his 1p.sidas.
Diniz, who had been educated by Amyeric of Cahors, proved himself the most fecund poetking of his day, though the pleiad of fidalgos forming his court, and the jograes who flocked there from all parts, were fewer in number, less productive, and lacked the originality, vigour and brilliance of the singers who versified round Alphonso III.
But as to the greatness of his work, the profundity of his philosophy and the brilliance of his religious idealism, there can be no question.
Dagoberts victories over Samo, king of the Slays along the Elbe, and his subjugation of the Bretons and the Basques, maintained the prestige of the Frankish empire; while the luxury of his court, his taste for the fine arts (ministered to by his treasurer Eloi i), his numerous achievements in architectureespecially the abbey of St Denis, burial-place of the kings of Francethe brilliance and the power of the churchmen who surrounded him and his revision of the Salic law, ensured for his reign, in spite of the failure of his plans for unity, a fame celebrated in folksong and ballad.
The January sun continued in its brilliance and the rhythmic gliding across the crystal snow, though not exhausting, warmed the couple to the point where even their limited outer cover seemed excessive.
At the same instant the sun came fully out from behind the clouds, and the clear sound of the solitary shot and the brilliance of the bright sunshine merged in a single joyous and spirited impression.
It is only floss, injured and unreelable cocoons, the husks of reeled cocoons, and other waste from reeling, with certain wild silks, which are treated by the spun silk process, and the silk thereby produced loses much of the beauty, strength and brilliance which are characteristic of the manufactures from reeled silk.
But the history of mid-19thcentury music is unintelligible until we face the fact that, when the anti-Wagnerian storm was already at its height, Wagner was still fighting for the recognition of music which was most definite just where it realized with ultra-Meyerbeerian brilliance all that Wagner had already begun to detest.
Discharging " is the method generally used by the English, and results in a silk having brilliance and purity of colour.
His indefatigable exertions as a traveller, his skill and good fortune as a collector, his brilliance as a teacher and expositor, and his keenness as a controversialist no doubt aid largely in accounting for Spallanzani's exceptional fame among his contemporaries; yet greater qualities were by no means lacking.
The early death of this talented mathematician, of whom Legendre said "quelle tete celle du jeune Norvegien!", cut short a career of extraordinary brilliance and promise.
In 1182 it fell to Saladin, whose nephew recovered it when it had temporarily passed (1234) to the sultan of Rum; but the " Eye of Mesopotamia " never recovered the brilliance of earlier days.
Professor Taylor expounds these two theories with great brilliance of argument and much ingenuity, yet neither of them will perhaps carry complete conviction to the minds of the majority of his critics.
Many of the smaller birds, such as the sun-birds, bee-eaters, the parrots and halcyons, as well as the larger plantain-eaters, are noted for the brilliance of their plumage.
He ruled with a stern sway for nearly half a century, but the brilliance of his court, his encouragement of the fine arts and his decoration of the city with sumptuous edifices, to some extent compensated the Bolognese for the loss of their liberty.
The comparatively small area of Krause's influence was due partly to the overshadowing brilliance of Hegel, and partly to two intrinsic defects.
The work was in fact the first attempt to substitute for the popular representations of Thiers and Lamartine the critical investigation which has been carried on with such brilliance by Taine and Sorel.
The Andaman Islanders account for the white brilliance of the moon by saying that he is daubing himself with white clay, a custom common in savage and Greek mysteries.
During the first half of his government he materially strengthened the Tudor monarchy by the vigorous administration of justice at home and by the brilliance of his foreign policy abroad.
Surely the gods of chance have favored my brilliance!
His court was from the first one of great brilliance.
You displayed brilliance in discovering our identity.
From this time Mendelssohn's career was one of ever-increasing brilliance.
brilliance of the film.
brilliance of the sun on the stained glass.
flash of brilliance won the game for the Reds.
There is a subjective sensation of mental brilliance, but, as in other cases, this is not borne out by the objective results.
and baldacchini, choir-screens, paschal candlesticks, ambones, tombs and the like, all enriched with sculpture and glass mosaic of great brilliance and decorative effect.
Voltaire (Dictionnaire Philosoplzique, " Quaker," " Toleration ") described the body, which attracted his curiosity, his sympathy and his sneers, with all his brilliance.
A fierce fire had broken out amidships in the " Good Hope " and was increasing in brilliance.
Phil Gates returned to again dazzle with his shimmering pop brilliance, exemplified in " Rainbow Days " .
She knows it's the marvel of engineering brilliance sure to draw him into her world.
But our clean sheet looks pretty filthy against the brilliance of God and his law.
glimpse of brilliance here.
Plutarch, who is clearly blinded by Pericles' subsequent brilliance, makes him suddenly burst into prominence and hold the highest place for 4 o years (i.e.
And even that ruined and befouled house – which in dull weather was repulsively ugly – seemed quietly beautiful now, in the clear, motionless brilliance.
I hope we scrape through into the World Cup next weekend, through individual brilliance.
A single episode, 45 minutes of sheer brilliance.
Recent dispatches include posts on a possible smacking ban, the problems of domestic violence and the brilliance of Tory women.
There are threats of guitar brilliance but they 're quickly stifled.
At the same time the prevalent tone of the populace was, no doubt, Hellenistic, as is shown by the fact that the Jews who settled there acquired Greek in place of Aramaic as their mother-tongue, and in its upper circles Alexandrian society under the Ptolemies was not only Hellenistic, but notable among the Hellenes for its literary and artistic brilliance.
It is a remarkable piece of work, and the sketch of absolute government in France during this period has never before been traced with an equal amount of insight and brilliance.
I congratulate my own brilliance and hurray for the Internet!
brilliance of the light, he shielded his face with his left arm.
Her baby was born miraculously from her right side, his limbs shining like the sun with dazzling brilliance.
The story behind Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne is one of absolute brilliance, done in a fantastic film-noir style, and told through beautiful comic book panels.
Color: Vibrant hair colors are always popular in the fall as trees and flowers shed their brilliance.
Her hair must be colored every three weeks to maintain its brilliance, and because that amount of coloring is highly stressful, Lady Gaga uses high quality hair products and conditioners to keep her hair healthy.
high (not all can be seen from any part, and probably some portions are still unexplored), shows many remarkable examples of stalactite formations and incrustations of dazzling brilliance.
In much of his writings, and in his general attitude, there was to most people an undertone of rather nasty suggestion which created prejudice against him, and his novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), with all its sparkle and cleverness, impressed them more from this point of view than from its purely literary brilliance.
Among the birds prized for their plumage are the marabout, crane, heron, blackbird, parrot, jay and humming-birds of extraordinary brilliance.
Consider this as an example of my brilliance; "After," is an organization designed to follow up on unresolved crimes, many being pursued because of mysterious tips from my nemesis.
As they climbed higher, the display of wildflowers grew in bounty and brilliance, blanketing the basin in a generosity of color.
Tiny blossoms struggled out of incredibly hostile locations, seemingly growing from the rocks themselves before celebrating their success in a brilliance of color.
Had he possessed the financial acumen to go with his engineering brilliance, he would have made a fortune.
android body was outlined in brilliance for an instant them disappeared.
astonishment of many people, the Sun regained its usual brilliance.
brilliance of every color in the Artists ' Water Color range is unparalleled by any other water color.
brilliance of the sea the more than three.
brilliance of this work the prize money was raised from 3,000 to 5,000 francs.
The summary: Once again Mike Myers captures the brilliance of all those classic spy movies to bring us the second Austin Powers movie.
The game really is a sequel, and just can't match the groundbreaking brilliance of the first game.
They are messengers of nature, not only adding brilliance to their surroundings but also pollinating flowers and revealing the healthiness of our communities.
The composer's lot has never been easy, yet many have shown brilliance in adversity.
The luxury of hand-painted silk fabric creates beautiful artwork, and when viewed at different angles, gives a unique brilliance of color.
Press Reviews " .. I must register a certain shock at the sheer brilliance of his playing.
Zum fuse the passion of tango with the fiery brilliance of gypsy violin playing.
A few shops sun for our state of royal Caribbean brilliance of the sea the more than three.
Last week's with the zombies was utter brilliance.
The awesome ' Inside Outside ' came next, with Stu's guitar ringing out with pure brilliance.
Even then the Brazilian still produced two flashes of brilliance, but on both occasions England Under-21 goalkeeper Robinson emphasized his potential.
indoctrinated from birth - not by his brilliance, but by the assumption of his brilliance.
moments of brilliance (I won't spoil it by giving away any details ).
scrape through into the World Cup next weekend, through individual brilliance.
smacking ban, the problems of domestic violence and the brilliance of Tory women.
There are threats of guitar brilliance but they're quickly stifled.
Raeburn is printed and painted underglaze and it demonstrates the brilliance of Spode's colors.
An utterly unforgettable piece of music which breaks new ground completely... sheer brilliance!
- Between 1742 and 1749, that is to say, at the very climax of the personal activity of Holberg, several poets were born, who were destined to enrich the language with its first group of lyrical blossoms. Of these the two eldest, Wessel and Ewald, were men of extraordinary genius, and destined to fascinate the attention of posterity, not only by the brilliance of their productions, but by the suffering and brevity of their lives.
3 The brilliance of these new visions did not, however, blind Alexander to the obligations of friendship; and he refused to retain the Danubian principalities as the price for suffering a further dismemberment of Prussia.
STAR, the general term for the luminous bodies seen in the heavens; used also by analogy for star-shaped ornaments (see Medal; Orders and Decorations) or other objects, and figuratively for persons of conspicuous brilliance.
Raeburn is printed and painted underglaze and it demonstrates the brilliance of Spode 's colors.
An utterly unforgettable piece of music which breaks new ground completely... sheer brilliance !
The brilliance of wok cooking is in the use of intense heat.
Great technology is seductive, but it can also be illusory-it creates the illusion that tech brilliance translates directly into product sales.
The sheen and brilliance of the gems have been praised, purchased and presented as special gifts for the past 2,500 years.
Introduction to art-The brilliance and variety of the pictures are what often draw kids to picture books, and online books can offer this same opportunity to delve into the world of art.
Also, brown will only dull their brilliance.
Her graphic images of exceptionally stylish women staring intently forward are mesmerizing, complete with vibrant colors adding brilliance to their faces.
It opens with the citric brilliance of mandarin and bergamot, the richness of the Thuja tree and the edgy herbal pungency of Clary sage.
Whether you want to enjoy the tropical brilliance of the Caribbean or the majestic glaciers of Alaska, a cruise offers couples the chance to visit several ports and enjoy a bounty of food.
It is remarkable for its stout ruddy stems, set throughout their entire length with broad wing-like spines, their effect unlike anything hitherto seen in the Rose family, and of remarkable brilliance in sunlight.
Their greater brilliance, as well as their greater size, at this season help to distinguish the plant from Coignets Vine.
Brilliance Anti-Tarnish Finishes are designed not to corrode and to look like new for the life of the faucet.
It refers to the reflective quality, or brilliance, of the pearl.
Madeline, at first glance, is a deceptively simple look, but upon closer inspection, it's easy to see its fashion brilliance.
At the helm of Aquarella swimwear is the talented, sophisticated and poised brilliance of Ms. Veronique de la Cruz.
When crafted by a well-practiced hand, miniature porcelain fairy dolls exemplify artistic brilliance and mastery of detail.
Radiant: The radiant was one of the first fancy cut diamond shapes used to enhance brilliance.
Radiant diamonds are square-shaped with only slightly trimmed corners and a facet pattern that gives it a brilliance similar to round brilliant cut diamonds.
Modern Asscher diamonds are square-shaped with trimmed corners and 74 facets, and offer deep brilliance.
Moissanite is nearly as hard as diamond and can feature the same brilliance, and for engagement rings, it can be fashioned into just as wide a variety of shapes, settings, and designs to suit any individual's tastes.
At the same time, however, moissanite's hexagonal crystal structure is nearly twice as refractive as a diamond's isometric one, giving it up to twice the brilliance and fire of a diamond depending on the shape and cut of the stone.
Tacori platinum rings use an alloy of 95% platinum and only 5% iridium for exceptional strength and brilliance.
For example, the shape and size affect the type of setting that best suits the stone, and knowing the particulars of your center stone will help you create a setting that shows off its brilliance.
It does have slightly less sparkle and brilliance than a true diamond, as well as a bit more fire and color.
Be sure to present the chocolates at room temperature because if they have been refrigerated, once the box is open moisture will condense on the cool ring thus clouding its brilliance.
After buying the ring, it should be thoroughly cleaned before the big event so that its brilliance is not diminished.
Couples who choose substitute gems instead of opting for fancy colored diamonds should be aware that no other gem can match the fire and brilliance of a true diamond.
Because more and more women are marrying later in life or remaining single, the allure of right hand diamond jewelry is a way for any woman - regardless of her marital status - to enjoy the brilliance and sophistication of diamonds.
As more couples grow interested in the elegance of black pearls, designers are creating more elaborate rings that incorporate these dark gems with the brilliance of diamonds.
In 1984, Michael Beaudry became a certified diamond cutter and spent the next ten years learning the details of how to precisely fashion an individual gem for maximum brilliance and beauty.
Each ring is carefully crafted with exquisite attention to detail without sacrificing the classic brilliance of an inimitable engagement ring.
Invisible set engagement rings are the ultimate luxurious engagement ring design that maximizes the brilliance of its diamonds.
Furthermore, the raised arches present the illusion of setting the diamond deeper into the ring band while not restricting the light that can enter the stone and enhance its brilliance.
An engraved oval ring needs special care to maintain its brilliance.
There is a sacrifice to that optical illusion, however: longer diamond shapes tend to have less brilliance and may reflect shadows or dark spots in their interior because of the irregular reflection and refraction patterns.
The diamonds are exposed on all sides to light, and in some rings even the side and accent stones are suspended in modified Lumino settings for maximum brilliance.
Before buying just any pearl and diamond ring, however, it is important to understand the characteristics of each gem in order to find the most beautiful examples of their brilliance.
Accented Rings: A central colored gem can be accented with smaller diamonds for additional brilliance.
Micro-pave settings along ring bands and prongs for enhanced brilliance.
Diamond Cuts: The alignment of facets, planes, and angles in each stone shape drastically affects its brilliance and beauty.
Certain shapes, such as pear and marquise diamonds, sacrifice some brilliance for their fancy shape.
Diamond Color: Clearer, more colorless diamonds tend to have greater sparkle and brilliance in every shape.
A diamond solitaire scalloped setting is a delicate, fun design that can showcase the brilliance and uniqueness of a diamond without additional accent stones or glittery embellishments.
The result is a glittering tapestry of brilliance that larger pave set stones may not be able to match.
Some diamonds are also independently certified for exceptional quality and brilliance.
With its exquisite brilliance and elegant look, marquise shaped diamonds are a popular alternative to round diamond wedding bands.
However, if the diamond clutter does not cut precisely cut the proportion that is needed to create the most brilliance in the stone, there is often a dark area in the center of the diamond.
He adds, "Lab-created diamonds are polished using the same equipment and techniques and have the same brilliance, sparkle, fire and scintillation.
They both have the same brilliance and beauty but differ in how they are created.
Because of the rarity of these precious stones, many women interested in pink diamond rings will wear them without additional rings, bands, or wraps: the brilliance of the pink diamonds is astonishing in and of itself.
Diamond Size: The total carat weight of diamonds in the ring will greatly impact the price, and choosing diamond chips can lower the ring price without diminishing the brilliance of the diamond accents.
The cut influences the value of a diamond because it affects the brilliance or shine of the stone.
Designers enhance the magical lucidity with a variety of artistic cuts to bring out the brilliance of the gem.
Also known as a "pillow" cut, this shape uses large facets and slightly rounded corners to enhance the diamond's brilliance, especially in low light or candlelight.
This facet difference gives the stones slightly less fire than many modern cuts but quality stones will still have a lot of brilliance.
However, many people feel a prong mounting is the best way to show off the brilliance of this gem.
This type of setting can provide additional protection for your diamond without detracting from its brilliance.
The setting is four-prong to let the brilliance of the diamond easily show.
The clarity and cut of the diamond have more to do with the stone's brilliance.
Yet, the light can still catch on the diamond and the stone's natural brilliance will show.
In their rough form, diamonds lack brilliance, but a master diamond cutter can bring out the luminosity in the rough stone.
Smaller stones, in this cut, also have more brilliance than larger ones.
The steps enhance a diamond's brilliance more than other types of step cut stones.
Side trilliants can make an Asscher cut diamond stand out and enhance the stone's brilliance.
Both shapes are designed to enhance the brilliance of the stone.
Everything about the princess cut is designed to show off the diamond's brilliance.
Have the jeweler point out any flaws in the diamond, and examine the stone in good light to determine how these flaws might affect its brilliance.
A pair of brothers, Joseph and Abraham Asscher, from a family of jewelers, created a unique diamond cutting method that improved the brilliance and clarity of the traditional cushion cut.
In comparison to other diamond shapes, heart-shaped diamonds may not have as much brilliance as traditional styles like round brilliant cut diamonds.
Often, this is a small cloud or feather inside the diamond that does not affect its brilliance or beauty.
The new technique also improved the brilliance of the stones. 19th century cushion cuts disbursed light in block-like patterns, while the early 20th century cushion cuts refracted light in a needle-like pattern.
Asscher Diamond Company in Amsterdam, Holland designed the Asscher diamond cut as an improvement on the emerald and cushion cuts in an effort to better bring out a diamond's brilliance.
The cut gave a diamond more brilliance in the cushion shape than previous similar cuts.
Modern Asscher cut diamonds have a larger flat central table, more delicate trimmed corners and 74 facets instead of 54 for even more diamond brilliance.
This shows Aquarius' flashes of brilliance and insights.
Gemini is also able to deal with Aquarius when he becomes extreme and avant garde in his point and of view, and will do so in a way that doesn't seek to crush Aquarius' natural brilliance.
Dr. Bernard Rimland introduced the term in a 1978 Psychology Today article.Savant abilities include many different types of skills that range from exceptional memory ability to brilliance in a certain subject.
The brilliance of these fun and comfy pajamas, also called sleepers, is that they look and fit exactly like the giant onesie you may have worn as a child.
His brilliance, however, was undeniable and Rodney proved the salvation of the Atlantis mission on multiple occasions.
I spoke respectfully, but said that NASA should reach out and use their brilliance to reach out to the people they weren’t reaching, because they could be leaving an Einstein behind.
Its pulpit is decorated with the richest polychrome mosaic that can be found anywhere in Sicily or south Italy, and is quite Moslem in its brilliance.
In essence, Two Gentlemen of Verona gives you a measuring stick to see the brilliance in the best works.
This, along with the ability to mix and match, makes this lip color product a hot new trend in lip brilliance.
It has less brilliance than a round brilliant cut diamond but more fire than an emerald or cushion cut diamond.
It is a good option for showing off the brilliance of larger diamonds like the Asscher cut.
This is what gives the stone extra depth and brilliance.
Like round diamond cuts, the oval cut maximizes the facets of the diamond along its surface for outstanding brilliance and sparkle.
Yet, no other stone has as much brilliance and luster or is as hard as a diamond.
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