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feel a glow of happiness

 and feel a glow of contentment; feel a glow of satisfaction; feel a glow of peacefulness
Fig. to have a good feeling of some kind. Anne felt a glow of happiness as she held her new baby. Sitting by the lake, the lovers felt a warm glow of contentment.
See also: feel, glow, happiness, of

glow with something

 
1. Lit. [for something] to put out light, usually because of high heat. The embers glowed with the remains of the fire. The last of the coals still glowed with fire.
2. Fig. [for someone's face, eyes, etc.] to display some quality, such as pride, pleasure, rage, health. Her healthy face glowed with pride. Her eyes glowed with a towering rage.
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have (got) a glow on

Fig. to be intoxicated; to be tipsy. (Fixed order.) Since you already have a glow on, I guess you won't want another drink. Jed had a glow on and was acting silly.
See also: glow, have, on

in glowing terms

Fig. using words of praise; using complimentary expressions. The college president described his accomplishments in glowing terms and awarded him with an honorary degree.
See also: glow, term

glow

n. a mild state of drug or alcohol intoxication. What was supposed to be a nice glow turned out to be a terrifying hallucination.

glow worm

n. a drunkard; an alcoholic. (From glow.) Gary came out of the bar and tripped over a napping glow worm near the entrance to the alley.
See also: glow, worm

have a glow on

tv. to be alcohol intoxicated; to be tipsy. (Have got can replace have.) Since you already have a glow on, I guess you won’t want another drink.
See also: glow, have, on
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Brighten up your work place, youth group, school or college on Friday October 9 when we Glow Friday and dress up (or down) in neon.
Registration costs PS15 and includes a Glow Fun Run t-shirt, glow torch and other goodies.
Registration costs PS25 and includes a Glow pack complete with an event T-shirt, glow paint and a mini LED glow torch.
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RNIB Glow was a cool "RNIB Glow was a cool way to have loads of fun with friends, and the money raised will help RNIB reach more people.
By asking women to track their fertility data in the app, Glow leverages data science to better informed women and their partners of their ovulation window with personalised information, statistics and recommendations.
In addition to being selected for the Top Ten list, Perfect Glow Airbrush Tanning is also the preferred airbrush tanner for the award-winning Sundy House in Delray Beach and The Addison in Boca Raton.
In addition to using the glow to quantify the physiological status of plants, Tan is also hoping to use the plant's glow as a biosensor to detect changes in the air or water.
Set up goalposts (attach a glow stick to two trees or poles), and score one point per goal.
She is the owner of the Healthy Glow franchise group, a spray tan service normally carried out in clients' homes, using a solution that goes on almost clear, and applied in a fully sealed booth.
They glow brighter day-by-day engineered stem cells with the same enzyme that makes fireflies glow.
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