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glaring +‎ -ly


glaringly (comparative more glaringly, superlative most glaringly)

  1. In a glaring manner:
    1. (literally) With intense light.
      • 1947, Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano, New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, Chapter 5,[1]
        [] the light now on, now off, now on too glaringly, now too dimly, with the glow of a fitful dying battery—then at last to know the whole town plunged into darkness []
      • 1958, Robert A. Heinlein, Have Space Suit—Will Travel, New York: Ballantine, 1977, Chapter 7, p. 114,[2]
        The ground was covered with snow, glaringly white even under that pinpoint Sun.
      • 2011, Alan Hollinghurst, The Stranger’s Child, London: Picador, Part Four, Chapter 1,
        After dusk in Bedford Square you could see into the high first-floor windows of publishers’ offices, the walls of bookshelves and often a huddle of figures at a glaringly lit party.
    2. (figuratively) So as to be highly visible or obvious; so as to attract notice or attention.
      The error was glaringly obvious, yet nobody said anything about it.
      • 1782, Frances Burney, Cecilia, London: T. Payne & Son, and T. Cadell, Volume 4, Book 7, Chapter 9, p. 133,[3]
        Cecilia was quite confounded by this speech; to have it known that Delvile had visited her, was in itself alarming, but to have her own equivocation thus glaringly exposed, was infinitely more dangerous.
      • 1847, Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, Chapter 22,[4]
        ‘How can you lie so glaringly to the poor child?’ I called from the inside.
      • 1901, H. G. Wells, The Sea Lady, London: Methuen, 1902, Chapter 3, Part I, p. 72,[5]
        To find the reporters hammering at their doors, so to speak, and fended off only for a time by a proposal that they should call again; to see their incredible secret glaringly in print, did indeed for a moment seem a hopeless exposure to both the Buntings and the Sea Lady.
      • 1999, J. M. Coetzee, Disgrace, Penguin, 2000, Chapter Three, p. 24,
        Her accent is glaringly Kaaps;