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Brightly \Bright"ly\, adv.

  1. Brilliantly; splendidly; with luster; as, brightly shining armor.

  2. With lively intelligence; intelligently.

    Looking brightly into the mother's face.


adv. In a bright manner.


adv. with brightness; "the stars shone brilliantly"; "the windows glowed jewel bright" [syn: brilliantly, bright]


Brightly is a historic plantation house located near Goochland, Goochland County, Virginia. The main dwelling was built about 1842, and is a two-story, single pile, central-passage-plan, gable-roofed brick dwelling in the Greek Revival style. The front facade features a one-story, one-bay Greek Revival Doric order porch. Also on the property are the contributing pair of slave dwellings, privy, granary, chicken house, barn, well house, windmill, cemetery and the gate posts.

The house now serves as a small bed and breakfast.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

Usage examples of "brightly".

March, and though the sun was shining brightly outside, and the old porter wore his linen jacket, as if it were already spring, there was a cold draught down the staircase, and the Baroness instinctively made haste up the steps, and was glad when she reached the big swinging door covered with red baize and studded with smart brass nails, which gave access to the grand apartment.

The part of the room behind the columns, with a high silk-curtained mahogany bedstead on one side and on the other an immense case containing icons, was brightly illuminated with red light like a Russian church during evening service.

Replacing the distance and betrayal, hope burned brightly between the Blackstones.

Silk and lace had that effect, with country armsmen, at least, and that was what these men were no matter how brightly they had burnished their helmets and coin-armor coats.

Most looked like pre-teenaged girls in size and shape, except that their appearance, even their arms, and their clothes, made them resemble Russian matrioshka dolls, with smooth skin, nearly flat noses and ears, and brightly colored features.

Beastly Boy stuck out his tongue, a purple and green surprise, and was dragged off by his mum at the same time the beehive blonde collected her maps and charts and smiled brightly at Melrose in a good-bye look.

Celtic micrometeorites like Dylan Thomas and Brendan Behan, who burn brightly and briefly, and very soon rejoin the cosmic dust.

Doctor Romanelli shivered slightly in spite of the heat and turned to the north, squinting at the bristling, tangled maze of whitewashed walls and brightly colored enamelled domes that was the new section of the city, which had grown up like lush riverside vegetation around the highway, called the Mustee, that connected the Citadel with the ancient Harbor of Boolak.

I pushed with the current, using a long side stroke so as not to break the surface and show white water, restraining myself from going into an overarm stroke as the brightly lit ship crept closer.

They wore striped and particoloured breeches, voluminous shirts only half-buttoned or laced up at their chests, and brightly embroidered boleros.

The sign of the Pentangle was inlaid into each of them, glistening brightly in solid gold.

Had he the necessary parts, his brightly illuminated photoreceptors might have blinked.

Abruptly it pulsed once, twice, flared brightly for a glaring instant, a blinding picosecond, before the ship damped the image.

The brightly colored streamers flying from their pitot tubes lent them a strange, almost festive appearance.

The brightly coloured streamers flying from their pitot tubes lent them a strange, almost festive appearance.