sparkle with (something)

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sparkle with (something)

1. Literally, to give off emissions or reflections of flashing, twinkling, or glittering light from some source. The water in the bay sparkled with the reflections of the city lights. I love seeing all the houses sparkling with Christmas lights each winter.
2. To be especially vivacious, energetic, or exciting because of some aspect or element. The debate sparkled with passionate, well-spoken arguments from both sides. The movie sparkles with incredible performances by its entire cast. Her eyes were sparkling with a fierce determination to win.
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sparkle with something

to glitter or twinkle because of something. The crystal goblets sparkled with the light from the flickering candles. Her eyes sparkled with the reflection of the candles.
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References in classic literature ?
It was a vast stretch of country, sparkling with golden light, with cities in the distance; and through it meandered the silver ribband of the river.
The ground was wet, the rocks dripping, the grass and ever-greens sparkling with beads of moisture; yet the camp was loud with laughter and merriment, for a messenger had ridden in from the prince with words of heart-stirring praise for what they had done, and with orders that they should still abide in the forefront of the army.