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  1. present participle and gerund of glow

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glowing (plural glowings)

  1. The action of the verb glow.
    • 1791, Robert Jackson, A Treatise on the Fevers of Jamaica, page 287:
      The coldness having now arrived at its acme, or highest point of intensity, glowings of heat were perceived in the intervals between the rigors or successions. These glowings grew gradually stronger []

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glowing (comparative more glowing, superlative most glowing)

  1. That glows or glow.
    glowing embers
  2. (figuratively) Full of praise.
    He received glowing references from his previous employers.
    • 2023 December 29, Orysia Hrudka, “US academia still in thrall of “great Russia” myth”, in Euromaidan Press[1]:
      But beyond the quantitative imbalance, the researchers identified significant qualitative biases favoring Russia in the course descriptions. They looked for “superlatives” like “masterpiece,” “genius” and “great” used to describe Russian literature and culture. About 31% of Russian literature course descriptions contained such glowing language, compared to only 11% for non-Russian literature.

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