ray of light

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ray of light a column of light (as from a beacon)
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Usage

In literature:

Don't you see a ray of light behind that hill?
"The Sword of Antietam" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Presently I noticed that the lenses of his eye were illuminated by a ray of light coming through the hole, but he did not stir.
"The Moon Metal" by Garrett P. Serviss
Is there a tomb holding the ashes of a saint from which emerges one ray of light?
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest" by Robert Green Ingersoll
When I awoke the room was lighted only by the rays of an expiring lamp in the chimney corner.
"Jack in the Forecastle" by John Sherburne Sleeper
And this was like a ray of light; the means of changing suspicion into certainty was found.
"Rome From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
She had a little room of her own; and I had watched her to bed, and now kept her awake by gambolling in the rays of the night-light.
"Adela Cathcart, Vol. 2" by George MacDonald
The last ray of summer daylight had died out, and the pale light of the crescent moon only remained.
"Lady Audley's Secret" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
In front of the jurors, who faded away in the gloom, he stood forth, erect, with a last ray from the windows lighting up his face.
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
And this was like a ray of light; the means of changing suspicion into certainty was found.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
He soon perceived a small chink in one of them, through which a ray of light found its passage and rested upon the ceiling.
"Biographical Stories" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
It appeared as if the ray of light were beating the little vessel into splinters.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
But the light was very bad, for here the rays of the moon did not penetrate, and they could find nothing.
"Fair Margaret" by H. Rider Haggard
O honour this new ray of light which her divine Son already sheds upon her!
"Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II" by Francis Augustus Cox
A ray of light was thrown upon the question this very day by the forward prattle of the boy Philip.
"In the Valley" by Harold Frederic
He merely wished to throw a few rays of light upon the economic result of the railway.
"Freeland" by Theodor Hertzka
All was darkness down there; not one ray of light since I shut the door.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 58, August, 1862" by Various
But into his loneliness and despair the girl had came like a ray of light.
"K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Never was sensation comparable to that produced by the ray of light striking on that mask, at once ludicrous and terrible.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
These have a solid wooden door which can be shut over them, excluding every ray of light.
"Three Times and Out" by Nellie L. McClung
A ray of light from between two clouds tinged them with gold.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
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In poetry:

Say, is it Love that dims its ray,
That veils in gloom its world of light ?
Say, is it Passion's tyrant sway,
That shrouds each dazzling beam in night ?
""Fair Lady, why that sadden'd eye"" by Laura Sophia Temple
Will night its tender power of wonder rear
And your great, peaceful eyes their light fulfil,
That of the rays that bygone hours spill
To me as in a dream you do appear?
"Sonnet 4" by Mihai Eminescu
"Yet once did health's enliv'ning glow adorn,
And pleasure shed for me her loveliest ray,
Pure as the gentle star that gilds the morn,
And constant as the equal light of day.
"Euphelia" by Helen Maria Williams
"I'll do it when 'tis daylight, if you please,
I cannot work, mamma, now it is night."
The sun shone bright upon her when she spoke,
And yet her eyes received no ray of light.
"Blindness" by Charles Lamb
Nothing could rouse me from my sullen sorrow,
Because you were not near, I would not smile.
And from a score of joys refused to borrow
One ray of light, to gild the weary while.
"Blind Sorrow" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
III. Then come! and thou shalt be my god supreme,
And I will worship at thy gloomy shrine;
Nor from the light of memory shall beam
One ray , to shew that bliss or joy were mine.
"Spleen" by Sydney Owenson

In news:

ONE RAY OF LIGHT FOR HD DVD.
Andromeda's black hole is fainter in X-ray light than astronomers might expect given the reservoir of gas around it.
There are good reasons why Sweeney Todd, now at the Eureka in a Ray of Light production, has something of a cult following.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Price Johnson: A ray of light .
A Ray of Light by Roberts Hidden by the Scalia Darkness.
Hamilton native Andy Fass' enthusiasm provides a ray of light for Yankees HOPE Week.
Madonna Ray of Light Maverick/Warner Bros.
If you missed it this week, you can still get your dose of sunshine with this full transcript and these rays of (high)lights.
Two kayakers enjoy the last rays of Thursday evenings light in Fritz Cove.
That would make it harder to project the "rays of light" that will beckon the wife and title character away from one life toward another.
The sky dark and stormy allowing small rays of light to pierce the clouds.
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administrator (FTA) Peter Rogoff showcased the Central Corridor Light Rail project, currently under construction, as an example of meaningful investment in infrastructure.
The fundamental purpose of the lens in the imaging chain is to capture reflected or directed light rays and reduce-or in some.
Think of terahertz light as a super-charged X-ray, but without radiation.
The galaxy is about 5.7 billion light years away in the center of a recently discovered cluster of galaxies that give off the brightest X-ray glow astronomers have seen.
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In science:

The overall spatial distribution of X-ray sources in NGC 720 is consistent with the galaxy ellipticity and position angle from either the diffuse X-ray emission or optical light.
X-ray Source Population in the Elliptical Galaxy NGC 720 with Chandra
The ability to detect the g-ray source energy with the light will allow to select the energy band of interest at the trigger level.
The LXeGRIT Compton Telescope Prototype: Current Status and Future Prospects
We shall consider further in more details the motion of a light ray.
New Relativistic Equations of Motion and Their Comparison with the Equations from the General Relativity
Further we shall compare also the null geodesics, i.e. the tra jectories of the light rays.
New Relativistic Equations of Motion and Their Comparison with the Equations from the General Relativity
May the cooling frequency pass through the X-ray band during the observation ? The light curve should show a steepening at that moment, with a decay variation of 0.25.
The XMM-Newton observation of GRB 040106 : evidence for an afterglow in a wind environment
The presence of a jet would produce a steepening in the light curves (Rhoads 1997), and thus lower optical/X-ray fluxes.
The XMM-Newton observation of GRB 040106 : evidence for an afterglow in a wind environment
For the case of Geminga (Fig. 8), the γ -ray light curve4 is shown.
On the polar caps of the 3 Musketeers
This is reminescent, however, of the situation at γ -ray energies, with different light curves.
On the polar caps of the 3 Musketeers
In this case the small parameter is the ratio of the wave length to the typical distances which are involved in the problem and the classical paths are light rays.
Functionals of the Brownian motion, localization and metric graphs
Gravitational field affects propagation of the electromagnetic signal and changes its parameters along the light ray.
General Relativistic Theory of Light Propagation in the Field of Radiative Gravitational Multipoles
Equation (4.15) represents the law of propagation for the electromagnetic field tensor along the light ray.
General Relativistic Theory of Light Propagation in the Field of Radiative Gravitational Multipoles
In general case of ϑ 6= 0 the electromagnetic field tensor is not parallel-transported along the light ray.
General Relativistic Theory of Light Propagation in the Field of Radiative Gravitational Multipoles
We introduce two special operators of partial derivatives with respect to τ and ξ i determined for any smooth function taken on the light ray.
General Relativistic Theory of Light Propagation in the Field of Radiative Gravitational Multipoles
This equation can be solved in all space by the method of characteristics which, in the case under consideration, are the unperturbed light-ray geodesics given by Eq. (4.21).
General Relativistic Theory of Light Propagation in the Field of Radiative Gravitational Multipoles
Hence, it can be linearly decomposed in two equations for perturbations of the light-ray tra jectory caused separately by mass and spin multipole moments.
General Relativistic Theory of Light Propagation in the Field of Radiative Gravitational Multipoles
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