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    1. Rising above the black denseness of the trees and above the waving fronds, the moon silvered the river, and their wake became a rippling scintillation of phosphorescent bubbles that widened like a shining road of bursting jewels

    2. And although interesting attempts are being made to produce imaginative works founded on the impressionist point of view of light and air, the loss of imaginative appeal consequent upon the destruction of contours by scintillation, atmosphere, &c

    3. The scintillation and glitter of light destroys this touch idea, which is better preserved in quieter lightings

    4. The analog was served by the scintillation counter: one ground up millions of cells then measured whatever radioactivity was left behind in the stew after centrifugation; the digital was to be found in cloning experiments where any necessary measurements would be done on a cell-by-cell basis

    5. There was such a gasp as changed the scintillation, the goings and comings of light in the prisms of the little chandeliers over the bar

    6. chief-justice's gate, to sit elbow to elbow on that bench, to gaze through the trees at the scintillation of the on-coming night, to fit a fold of the knee of his trousers into the ample fall of Cosette's gown, to caress her thumb-nail, to call her thou, to smell of the same flower, one after the other, forever, indefinitely

    7. And now he saw by the heap of shavings still fresh at his feet, that, for him and his work, the former lapse of time had been an illusion, and that no more time had elapsed than is required for a single scintillation from the brain of Brahma to fall on and inflame the tinder of a mortal brain

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    Synonyms for "scintillation"

    scintillation glisten glister glitter sparkle sparkling twinkle

    "scintillation" definitions

    (physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle

    a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash

    a brilliant display of wit

    the quality of shining with a bright reflected light

    the twinkling of the stars caused when changes in the density of the earth's atmosphere produce uneven refraction of starlight