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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v.) To make bright or brighter; to make to shine; to increase the luster of; to give a brighter hue to.

2. (v.) To make illustrious, or more distinguished; to add luster or splendor to.

3. (v.) To improve or relieve by dispelling gloom or removing that which obscures and darkens; to shed light upon; to make cheerful; as, to brighten one's prospects.

4. (v.) To make acute or witty; to enliven.

5. (v. i.) To grow bright, or more bright; to become less dark or gloomy; to clear up; to become bright or cheerful.

5461. photizo -- to shine, give light
... From phos; to shed rays, ie To shine or (transitively) to brighten up (literally
or figuratively) -- enlighten, illuminate, (bring to, give) light, make to see ...
// - 8k
Strong's Hebrew
1305. barar -- to purify, select
... A primitive root; to clarify (ie Brighten), examine, select -- make bright, choice,
chosen, cleanse (be clean), clearly, polished, (shew self) pure(-ify ...
/hebrew/1305.htm - 6k

8055. samach -- rejoice, be glad
... A primitive root; probably to brighten up, ie (figuratively) be (causatively, make)
blithe or gleesome -- cheer up, be (make) glad, (have, make) joy(-ful), be ...
/hebrew/8055.htm - 6k


Another Part of My Smoke' which You Frequently Laugh at is My ...
... used to hold in his mouth a lighted straw and blow it out so as to appear to be
breathing forth flame: so you also, like a second Salmoneus, brighten the whole ...
/.../31 another part of my.htm

Putting Clouds Over the Sun
... Brighten their lives while you may; then when you look into the open grave where
Father or Mother is being laid to rest, your conscience will not smite you. ...
/.../ talks/talk fourteen putting clouds over.htm

The Providence of God
... who against their wills do us good,' As the corn is beholden to the flail to thresh
off its husks, or as the iron is beholden to the file to brighten it, so ...
// body of divinity/14 the providence of god.htm

Of the Absence of all Discrepancies in the Narratives Constructed ...
... when he says, "Very early, at the rising of the sun;" that is to say, they all refer
to the period when the heavens were now beginning to brighten in the east ...
/.../augustine/the harmony of the gospels/chapter xxiv of the absence of.htm

Happiness and goodness, according to canting moralists, stand in ...
... How far is he to make his neighbour happy? How far must he respect that
smiling face, so easy to cloud, so hard to brighten again? ...
// christmas sermon/iii.htm

General Prayers.
... Gentle, pure, and kind. Holy Spirit, brighten Little deeds of toil, And
our playful pastimes Let no folly spoil. Holy Spirit, help ...
// folded hands/general prayers.htm

1 to Pray Does not Imply that Without Prayer God Would not Give us ...
... of the Holy Spirit, they shrivel up, as it were, and bowing their heads become serious,
but scarcely have they left the church before they brighten up and go ...
// the masters feet/section ii 1 to pray.htm

To Mrs. Sarah ) Mrs. Mary And) Abney, Mrs. Elizabeth )
... Since I have ventured to shew a Part of your early Character to the World, I perswade
my self you will remember, that it must inlarge and brighten daily. ...
// songs for children/to mrs sarah mrs.htm

Since These Things are So, Because it were Too Long to Treat ...
... be) the intellectual [2459] beauty of Him out of Whose mouth nothing false proceedeth,
albeit where truth in her radiance doth more and more brighten upon me ...
/.../augustine/against lying/section 35 since these things.htm

A Stanza of Deliverance
... If this verse should get into your hearts, and set you singing in a similar way,
you will be entertaining a very pleasant visitor, and it will brighten a dark ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 38 1892/a stanza of deliverance.htm

Brighten (3 Occurrences)
... v.) To improve or relieve by dispelling gloom or removing that which obscures and
darkens; to shed light upon; to make cheerful; as, to brighten one's prospects ...
/b/brighten.htm - 7k

Light (2869 Occurrences)
... not light. 21. (vi) To be illuminated; to receive light; to brighten; -- with
up; as, the room lights up very well. 22. (superl.) Having ...
/l/light.htm - 31k

Lighten (19 Occurrences)
... lightning; to flash. 3. (vi) To grow lighter; to become less dark or lowering;
to brighten; to clear, as the sky. 4. (vt) To make ...
/l/lighten.htm - 13k

Illuminate (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To shed light on; to brighten; to supply with
light, literally or figuratively; as, to illuminate a passage in a book. ...
/i/illuminate.htm - 7k

Rub (1 Occurrence)
... 5. (vt) To scour; to burnish; to polish; to brighten; to cleanse; -- often with
up or over; as, to rub up silver. 6. (vt) To hinder; to cross; to thwart. ...
/r/rub.htm - 8k

Brightened (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Brighten. Multi-Version Concordance
Brightened (3 Occurrences). 1 Samuel 14:27 But Jonathan ...
/b/brightened.htm - 7k

Bright (85 Occurrences)

/b/bright.htm - 32k

Forsake (88 Occurrences)
... (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Job 9:27 Though I say, 'I forget
my talking, I forsake my corner, and I brighten up!' (YLT). ...
/f/forsake.htm - 34k

Corner (60 Occurrences)
... Bashan. (Root in KJV WBS YLT RSV). Job 9:27 Though I say, 'I forget my talking,
I forsake my corner, and I brighten up!' (YLT). Job ...
/c/corner.htm - 33k

Brightening (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brighten. Multi-Version
Concordance Brightening (2 Occurrences). Proverbs 4:18 But ...
/b/brightening.htm - 7k

Brighten (3 Occurrences)

Ezra 9:8
Now for a little moment grace has been shown from Yahweh our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.
(See RSV)

Job 9:27
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my sad countenance, and brighten up,

Job 10:20
Are not my days few? Cease then, and put from me, And I brighten up a little,



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