first light

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n first light the first light of day "we got up before dawn","they talked until morning"
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Quotations

  • Francis Bacon
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    “God's first creature, which was light.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.”
  • Sir Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton
    “I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
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    “Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue.”

Usage

In literature:

As my eyes grew more accustomed to the light, I could make out a number of objects I had not at first seen.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
I made the first pole too light and it smashed when I was half-way up.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
And, first, please to light a cigarette.
"The New Tenant" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The first facts I shall examine are those which throw light on the progress made in each of these two localities in religion.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The first real light on our journey came to us in an odd way.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
The first fearful tap was too light to rouse any mortal ears.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
Two or three report also a turning of the head toward the light within the first week.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
More exactly, the average first magnitude star gives one hundred times the light of the average star of the sixth magnitude.
"The Astronomy of the Bible" by E. Walter Maunder
The first faint light of dawn was just creeping up the valley.
"Letters on an Elk Hunt" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
So she would get up and steal away with the first gleam of light.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
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In poetry:

Within my heart there is no light
But cometh from above,
I give the first watch of the night
To the sweet planet, Love:
"Venus. A Reply To Longfellow's "Mars"" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Light in all its glory reigns,
On thy soft celestial plains;
Light which first to man was giv'n
By the gracious word of Heav'n.
"Written" by Elizabeth Bath
And the first night by lanthorn light
Thro' the church-yard as they went,
A guinea of gold the sexton shewed
That Mister Joseph sent.
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey
I ween, that when the grave's dark wall
Did first her form retain,
They thought their hearts could ne'er recall
The light of joy again.
"Song" by Emily Jane Bronte
When first I saw the Tweed, the light
Of autumn, tender, sad and grey,
Lay on the Eildon's triple height,
And lent a sadness to the day.
"When First I Saw The Tweed" by Alexander Anderson
Its wondrous structure first was planned
With art no mortal knows;
It lights the lamps with its own hand
'Mongst which it brightly glows.
"Parables And Riddles" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

The email goes on to say that the gang member is instructed to then turn around and kill the first helpful driver who flashes their lights.
The First Family recently joined the cast of "Modern Family" in Washington, DC to light the 90th annual national christmas tree and sing christmas songs.
The on budget, on schedule $18.6 million Gold Line Bridge is the first element of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rain project from Pasadena to Azusa to be completed.
True Light Baptist Church placed first among the large churches.
Binghamton first assembly city lights cafe 255 washington st binghamton ny.
J ews around the world ushered in the eight-day Hanukkah festival Saturday evening, lighting the first candles of ceremonial lamps that symbolize triumph over oppression.
Poland's chief rabbi Michael Schudrich, center, lights the first candle celebrating the beginning of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, on Grzybowski square Saturday in Warsaw, Poland.
JERUSALEM—Jews around the world ushered in the eight-day Hanukkah festival Saturday evening, lighting the first candles of ceremonial lamps that symbolize triumph over oppression.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Jews around the world are ushering in the eight-day Hanukkah festival this evening, lighting the first candles of ceremonial lamps that symbolize triumph over oppression.
It's whoo-hoo time for Tim Lippe (Ed Helms), a Wisconsin man-child getting his first taste of bright lights, big city.
Photo by Naomi Hatch Kadence (left) and McKinzie Clouse (right) visit with Santa on the porch of the historic Freeman Home Dec 1 during the town lighting ceremony held on the first day of the 12 Days of Christmas.
The festival highlighted significant parts of the Hanukkah story with the dedication of the cornerstone of the congregation 's new chapel and the lighting of the congregation 's Menorah for the first time in its newly refurbished sanctuary.
One of the sure signs of the holiday season in Beatrice is the Christmas lights on the Gage County Courthouse , being turned on for the first time of the season.
The course "Lighting for Learning" is expected to be the first of many designed by Peerless to help architects and lighting professionals learn best practices for lighting and controls.
The Bono Mack campaign first brought the controversial comments to light last week when it released an audio recording.
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In science:

First, the larger collection of different potential target materials since there are many candidate scintillators with efficient light output at the required low temperature.
WIMP direct detection overview
First of all, the binary nature of the system not only affects the light curve with its regular eclipses, but also severely complicates the pattern of transits of any planet which might be present (Jenkins et al. 1996).
A rigorous comparison of different planet detection algorithms
First, we determine positions of the observed minima in their light curves.
The role of ionization in symbiotic binaries
First, such a dark matter candidate cannot be as light as sometimes can be the case in supersymmetry.
High-Energy Neutrino Astronomy: Opportunities For Particle Physics
First of all, the characteristic phonon frequency is comparatively high, because Boron is a light element and the E2g phonon modes in question only involve vibrations of the Boron sub lattice.
Superconductivity of Magnesium Diboride: Theoretical Aspects
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