• WordNet 3.6
    • n luminism an artistic movement in the United States that was derived from the Hudson River school; active from 1850 to 1870; painted realistic landscapes in a style that pictured atmospheric light and the use of aerial perspective
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  • Minnie Fiske
    Minnie Fiske
    “The great actors are the luminous ones. They are the great conductors of the stage.”
  • Luis Bunuel
    “If someone were to prove to me -- right this minute -- that God, in all his luminousness, exists, it wouldn't change a single aspect of my behavior.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “A book should be luminous not voluminous.”


In literature:

Beyond is a luminous, hazy appearance, as if it proceeded from a large body of water.
"Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart" by John McDouall Stuart
The temperature employed in such experiments should, to be decisive, be higher than those produced by luminous combustion.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883" by Various
A luminous glow ascended in company with the strains of the canticle which never ceased.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
A hot mist of emotion seemed to cloud his vision as he looked into her large eyes, so green, so luminous!
"The Torrent" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
How luminous and how sure these combined became, his later works show best.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887" by Various
I possessed facts which I saw could be applied in countless ways, luminous doctrines radiating from the application.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
The luminous living picture, framed by the window in blackness, instantly entranced him.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
In fact the phenomena, luminous apparition, 'tumultuous sounds,' and all, were familiar to the ancients.
"Cock Lane and Common-Sense" by Andrew Lang
Why did not this luminous idea enter my mind before?
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
In that dark or luminous hole life lives, dreams, suffers.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner

In poetry:

Sower, sow in the name of Lord's sacrament,
Let luminous seeds overflow your fingers;
Tomorrow in each and every milky plant
A portion of Jesus's body will ripen.
"The Sowing" by Daniel Varoujan
And "while the world runs round and round," I said,
"Reign thou apart, a quiet king,
Still as, while Saturn whirls, his steadfast shade
Sleeps on his luminous ring."
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
And in that Belt--all luminous with stars,
Unnamed and woven in a wondrous braid--
A blaze of glory in the sky of Mars--
Your orbs are thickly set, Mahone's Brigade.
"Mahone's Brigade" by James Barron Hope
'T will rise in the blaze of its splendour —
'T will roll thro' its luminous course ;—
In grief, cheering comfort 't will render—
Thy lasting and brilliant resource.
"The last time I stood" by Mary Anne Browne
She said, as she play'd with her vigilant bird,
"Thy name be Anglama, then best of thy kind:"
Anglama to her a significant word,
Express'd all the light of a luminous mind.
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley
Till every lock is luminous, gently float,
Fraught with hale odors up the heavens afar,
To faint when twilight on her virginal throat
Wears for a gem the tremulous vesper star.
"Aspects Of The Pines" by Paul Hamilton Hayne

In news:

In Charles Dickens' luminous tale of industrializing England, Oliver Twist, the protagonist (Oliver) is selected by his poor-house kid peers to confront "management" over meager food rations.
ON SEPTEMBER 17th Christopher Bailey, Burberry 's creative director, sent models shimmering down the catwalk in a luminous array of lace coats and tiny metallic shorts.
Neyla Pekarek, cellist for the Lumineers.
Neyla Pekarek, cellist for the Lumineers (8 pm Sunday, Riverside Theater.
The Lumineers at KEXP / photo by Morgen Schuler.
Courtney and Dennis Elbert's son Sam is luminous, his mother says.
Pond's Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes.
250 Glowing Umbrellas Are 'Pixels' in a Luminous, Collaborative Spectacle.
Some can change instantly into a flared-skirt dancer or a bouncing blob with luminous, blinking color patches.
The Lumineers, from left: Wesley Schultz, Jeremiah Fraites and Neyla Pekarek.
Lumineers @ The Fonda : October 1, 2012.
Last night the Lumineers played the first of two sold out shows at the Fonda .
Grammy nominees The Lumineers to play charity show in Norfolk.
The Lumineers will play in Norfolk on Dec 16.
Maybe it's the infectious laugh, the great big eyes, or the skin so luminous it makes you wish you'd never seen the sun in your life.

In science:

G349.7+0.2 is one of the most luminous SNR’s in the galaxy (after Cas A and the Crab; Shaver et al. 1985a), if it is located at a distance of ∼ 22 kpc (Frail et al. 1996).
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
It was then inferred a distribution ∼ 1/r2 of non luminous matter (dark matter) which should contribute to the flatness of the rotation curves.
Quintessence-like Dark Matter in Spiral Galaxies
The most accepted scenario for a spiral galaxy reads as follows: it is an ob ject composed by a luminous disc whose density distributed in an exponentially decay which conspires with a dark halo whose density is distributed as ∼ 1/r2 .
Quintessence-like Dark Matter in Spiral Galaxies
Observational data show that the galaxies must be composed by almost 90% of dark matter, distributed at the halo, in order to explain the observed dynamics of particles in the luminous sector of the galaxy.
Quintessence-like Dark Matter in Spiral Galaxies
We can thus assume that luminous matter does not contribute in a very important way to the total energy density of the halo of the galaxy in the mentioned region.
Quintessence-like Dark Matter in Spiral Galaxies