After-glow

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n After-glow A glow of refulgence in the western sky after sunset.
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Usage

In literature:

Hour after hour passed, midnight had come and gone, and still the lights glowed.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
Anna shook their hands one after the other with all the warmth that was glowing in her heart.
"The Benefactress" by Elizabeth Beauchamp
After the late rains all was clean, and under the present glowing sun all was dry.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
After a while, he discovered that this gentle glow must be from the sun.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
To me, walking to and fro on the after-deck in the glow of a tropical sunset, it seemed absurd.
"Aliens" by William McFee
The dim, vacated dormitories grew large against the fading after-glow.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
It was like a glowing fire to hear this after all the dreary days.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
A long time after behold her still encircled in his arms, not blushing, but pale and her eyes full of a soft astonished glow!
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20, September, 1877." by Various
At length, heated and weary, after breasting a steep knoll he espied, in a well-sheltered hollow far below him, the glow of camp fires.
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang
The day was done, the sun had set, the scarlet flame of its after-glow bathed all the rusty walls and dusty ground with colors of glory.
"A House-Party" by Ouida
Before chivalry departed and very shortly after it appeared, that joy, lifted into joie d'amour, glowed like a rose in the gloom of the world.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Satellites, one glowing and the other swinging in an eccentric orbit, followed after her.
"Accidental Flight" by Floyd L. Wallace
But there was no mistaking the thing, for, though the blush had quickly faded, an after glow lingered.
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson
The after-glow of the dazzling day of Shakespeare and his brotherhood rests upon the pages of this divine.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
So we stood in the hall reading it, and I was treated to the after-glow of Monsieur Scitivaux's raptures.
"Fragments of an Autobiography" by Felix Moscheles
And then, two hours after Dyta had sought his lair for the night, a faint glow against the southern sky marked the location of fire.
"The Return of Tharn" by Howard Carleton Browne
They pursued us quite a long way along the bald high road that brought us after another mile to Glowe.
"The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen" by Elizabeth von Arnim
After a while, her cigarette glowing in the gloom, the Madame waddled to her office.
"She Knew He Was Coming" by Kris Neville
After the grayness and mud of the ride out the great living-room glowed like a jewel.
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
The park came to an end, and the red after-glow, no longer hidden by walls of foliage, flamed in full glory over them.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
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In poetry:

Birds are astir on the grass,
Twigs of bushes are blowing,
After the daystar's glowing
Fares now again pass.
"Visit" by Stefan Anton George
I was fishing alone by the bridge when she came,
And such was the light on her glowing face
That my heart leapt up to give her a place,
And after a year she changed her name.
"The Fisherman" by Alexander Anderson
Such earnest natures are the fiery pith,
The compact nucleus, round which systems grow;
Mass after mass becomes inspired therewith,
And whirls impregnate with the central glow.
"To W.L. Garrison" by James Russell Lowell
Or shall there come at last desire of waking,
To walk again on hillsides that we know,
When sunrise through the cold white mist is breaking,
Or in the stillness of the after-glow?
"The House of Sleep" by Robert Fuller Murray
The night was fleeting; through the whitening pane
The day appeared; star after star died slow;
The lamp's red, flickering light was melting now
Into the golden dawn's triumphant glow.
"Reconciliation" by Semen Yakovlevich Nadson
Against the melting clouds, behold
The lofty arch, the beauteous bow,
The sacred sign to saints of old,
As bright as when first seen below,
How fair the matchless colors glow
After the cooling shower.
"After The Shower" by John Henry Kimble

In news:

Great Lakes Radio's After-Glow Party Was a Hit.
The After-Glow Party Was a Success.
After spots of storms that went over Maricopa for hours, the sun set and left some nice glowing cumulonimbus clouds out on the horizon.
One after another, officials from the Tooele County School District stood to speak in glowing terms about the new $21 million facility.
A hip Brooklyn rave party touting a pool filled with glow-in-the-dark water left two young women "blinded" after they took a dip in the toxic tank, a lawsuit charges.
The reacTable, a new instrument that lets musicians manipulate sounds by moving glowing blocks on a round, transparent table, is wowing festival audiences after it was hand-picked by Björk for use on the singer's summer tour.
A glow appears on the skyline Sunday after a volcano erupted near the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier in Iceland.
Dawn Patrol went off without a hitch and the morning glow followed after 6:30 a.m.
Officials announced that balloons would not go up on Saturday just after 6:30 am No word yet on the status of the night's balloon glow.
After hitting the polls, the glow of democracy isn't quite enough to get the free and discounted deals at area retailers and restaurants, but the "I Voted Today" sticker is a free pass to deep deals on election day.
After Halloween this year, I went and bought a whole cartful of the glow sticks that were on clearance.
We light up the night with glowing runners making their way through the 3.1 mile course followed by a post-race after party featuring a beer garden* and local DJs spinning music late into the night.
Adele is glowing after the birth of her baby.
Nom after nom gives old 'Antiques' a youthful glow.
After glowing reviews from his family, student entrepreneur Brian Ballan sought the truth from objective strangers.
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In science:

However the Beppo-SAX discovery of the X-ray after-glows of Gamma-Ray Bursts has inspired development of much faster procedures , which lead to observations within 2-3 hours.
The Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer
Due to the accumulation of slow electrons after a distance ξc = L − l0 , real charges accumulated on a surface separating the cathode fall region from the negative glow.
Electron Trapping by Electric Field Reversals in Glow Discharges
As a check and first application of our code we use it to fit the scaling coefficients of theoretical models of after glow spectra.
From blast wave to observation
Observation of optical after glow, a few days later by ground based spectroscopic telescopes give a common redshift of z = 0.9.
Does the speed of light depend upon the vacuum ?
This squares with the naively paradoxical observations that seem to indicate both a large gamma ray flux directly from the surface as well as a mass loss. A similar explanation might be given for the coexistence of prompt gamma rays and after-glow-generating ejecta from cosmological distant gamma ray bursts (GRBs).
Ultrahigh Energy Activity in Giant Magnetar Outbursts
Only after doping this mixture with Ar it was possible to make the bubble glow.
Sonoluminescence: The Superradiance Paradigm
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