• 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
Two thin wires may thus be rendered intensely luminous.
"Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency" by Nikola Tesla
As the evening drew on the vapour became more luminous, and somewhat resembled an aurora.
"After London" by Richard Jefferies
Monday was indistinct but luminous, a restless, shimmering background for ideas.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
Luminous spaces are seen separated from each other by dark bands.
"Six Lectures on Light" by John Tyndall
His first luminous studies date back to about 1885.
"The French Impressionists (1860-1900)" by Camille Mauclair
The moon was rising, and the dusky, purple air became luminous.
"The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The high peaks sparkled; a glacier glimmered in the rocks, and the mists curling up from the valley were faintly luminous.
"Northwest!" by Harold Bindloss
The crescent moon following the sun to its setting shone in the luminous grey-green sky.
"The Outcaste" by F. E. Penny
On awaking, a luminous idea attacked me.
"The Joy of Captain Ribot" by Armando Palacio Valdés
These influences are respectively the gravitation, the thermal, and the luminous fields.
"The Energy System of Matter" by James Weir

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
In this case we are thinking on a “dark fluid”, which is not seen but it is thought that it could be there affecting the geometry in the way needed in order to have the observed behavior in the tangential velocities of the luminous matter, as just mentioned.
Quintessence-like Dark Matter in Spiral Galaxies
The principal goals of the survey are to identify QSOs and to map structure traced by luminous galaxies and QSO absorption line systems in a wide volume containing the HDF.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
There is a strong correlation between the presence of a Mg ii absorption line system and a luminous galaxy in close physical proximity (Bergeron & Boisse 1991; Steidel et al. 1994; Guillemin & Bergeron 1997).
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
It is therefore probably not surprising to find a number of these systems near concentrations of luminous galaxies in redshift space.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
This shows that the central galaxy of a cluster is typically one of the most luminous galaxies, but not always the most luminous one.
Multimodality in galaxy clusters from SDSS DR8: substructure and velocity distribution
For luminous quasars and luminous star formation, this has been most successful using optically discovered sources whose luminosities seem to peak at 2 . z . 3 when observed in the rest frame ultraviolet (e.g.
Infrared Classification and Luminosities For Dusty AGN and the Most Luminous Quasars
To extend these comparisons to the most luminous type 1 sources known, we also summarize the most infrared-luminous type 1 quasars.
Infrared Classification and Luminosities For Dusty AGN and the Most Luminous Quasars
Meaningful new tests ˙M and v∞ to: i) extremely luminous Of include extending the comparisons of and WN5h-6h stars; ii) stars at (both sides of ) the bistability jump, an abrupt discontinuity in v∞ found to occur at spectral type B1, and iii) Luminous Blue Variables.
Mass-loss predictions and stellar masses of early-type stars
The growing evidences produced by the observations in the last ten years have clearly demonstrated that the sub-luminous events (1991bg-like) are preferentially found in early type galaxies (E/S0), while the super-luminous ones (1991T-like) tend to occur in spirals (Sbc or later).
Probing the Type Ia environment with Light Echoes
Moreover, it has been indicated that luminous AGNs tend to be found at higher redshifts (z ∼ 2) in comparison with less luminous AGNs (Ueda et al. 2003; Kauffmann et al. 2007).
Influence of AGN Outbursts on the Surrounding Galaxies