He turned to his stepson, a smile brightening his face.
Dr Smiles, in his Memoirs of John Murray, tells of certain pamphlets on the brightening prospects of the Spanish South American colonies, then in the first enjoyment of emancipation - pamphlets seemingly written for a Mr Powles, head of a great financial firm, whose acquaintance Disraeli had made.
This process is now shortened by filtering oils through filter presses, or otherwise brightening them, e.g.
Look at the smoke, the smoke! exclaimed the artillerymen, brightening up.
He stopped and looked about him, brightening everything around by his glance.