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brightness constancy


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brightness constancy the tendency for a visual object to be perceived as having the same brightness under widely different conditions of illumination
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In literature:

Through many scenes of trial, through heroic constancy, and ever-during patience, have we attained to this bright eminence.
"Imogen" by William Godwin
He also proved the constancy of the bright lines in the spectra of hydrocarbon flames.
"Six Lectures on Light" by John Tyndall
I led Constance to my bedroom, where there was a bright fire burning, and calmed her as best I could.
"The Lost Stradivarius" by John Meade Falkner
There Constance left his side; and, for the first time, their eyes met as they stood face to face under the bright moon.
"Guy Livingstone;" by George A. Lawrence
They were pleasantly engaged in this delightful fashion when the knocker tapped and Constance Fellows' bright face appeared in the doorway.
"Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge" by Pemberton Ginther
Nothing worse than a sweet, bright constancy is in the patient face.
"A Handful of Stars" by Frank W. Boreham
Why can't you be yourself, and enjoy Constance and her bright ways as Beth and I do?
"Dolly's College Experiences" by Mabel Cronise Jones

In poetry:

The gentle sisters often strove, with fond solicitude,
To bring to paths of light and peace bid’s wild and reckless brood;
And so, at Constance Halloran’s side, on first communion day,
Knelt little bright eyes Delia, the child of Bid McCrae.
"Bid McCrae" by Alice Guerin Crist