• WordNet 3.6
    • n sunlight the rays of the sun "the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Some people start to sneeze if they are exposed to sunlight or have a light shined into their eye
    • n Sunlight The light of the sun.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Roses generally need around 6 hours of sunlight to grow properly.
    • n sunlight The light of the sun.
    • n sunlight Same as sun-burner.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It takes only 8 minutes for sunlight to travel from the sun to the earth, which also means, if you see the sun go out, it actually went out 8 minutes ago
    • Sunlight the light of the sun
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
  • Lyman Abbott
    Lyman Abbott
    “A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.”
  • Herbert Clark Hoover
    “Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.”
  • Wyndham Lewis
    “Prostration is our natural position. A worm-like movement from a spot of sunlight to a spot of shade, and back, is the type of movement that is natural to men.”
  • Christopher Leach
    Christopher Leach
    “Human Love... It is that extra creation that stands hurt and baffled at the place of death. Being human, wanting children and sunlight and breath to go on, forever.”
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “Sunlight is painting.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sunne; Ice. sunna, Ger. sunne.


In literature:

You can sow them in a box behind the stove, and as soon as they are up give them all the sunlight you can.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
She looked very young with the sunlight flooding over her.
"The Shield of Silence" by Harriet T. Comstock
The ascending shaft is not a hurried piece of work, scamped by a creature impatient to reach the sunlight.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
He moved his head, that searching spot of sunlight dancing in his eyes, and cursed deep in his throat the man who kept him waiting.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
There was a small bright sliver of sunlight high aloft.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
She felt very cold, even upon that August day of sunlight.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
Simply to exist and be glad in the sunlight was sweetness to Correggio.
"A Text-Book of the History of Painting" by John C. Van Dyke
Copernicus and Kepler lay in full sunlight.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
After a short walk through the narrow streets of Capernaum, Symeon caught sight of the lake, blue and cool, dancing in the sunlight.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
His good brown eyes and sunburned face lit up as though in a flash of sunlight.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

In poetry:

Where falls the sunlight chequered by the shade
On meadows of the past,
I gathered blossoms that no sun can fade
No winter wind can blast.
"The Gleaner" by Virna Sheard
The winds are heavy-wing'd and linger by,
Whispering to every pale and sighing leaf;
The sunlight falls all dim and tremblingly,
Like love's fond farewell through the mist of grief.
"The Last Pale Flowers" by Lydia Jane Wheeler Peirson
There are lilies, and there blushes
The deep rose, and there the thrushes
Sing till latest sunlight flushes
In the west; a fresh wind brushes Through the leaves while evening hushes.
"Sound Sleep" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
It may not be--that which we pray
For tearfully--but dare not say.
And yet if, Sweet, it may not be,
We still may suffer silently,
Watching our sunlight fade away,
For our Love's sake.
"For Our Love's Sake" by Sophie Margaret Hensley
So with every chilling storm
All will melt away If you'll only let the warm Streams of sunlight play In and all about your room.
Enemy to sin, Enemy to care and gloom
Let the sunlight in !
"Sunlight" by John Kendrick Bangs
Through the hush of my heart in the spell of its dreaming
Comes the song of a bush boy glad-hearted and free;
Oh, the gullies are green where the sunlight is streaming,
And the voice of that youngster is calling to me.
"Calling to Me" by John O Brien

In news:

LEDart touring LED screens produce bright images that are visible in direct sunlight.
In the end, Norah Jones chose to be more neighborly -- even if it will cost her a little sunlight.
Congress, shown gathered for President Obama's State of the Union in January, is speaking at about a grade level lower now than in 2005, according to the Sunlight Foundation.
God Light: Sunlight Sonlight by Robert Lloyd Russell.
Sunlight on Panel Members.
In Sunlight and In Shadow by Mark Helprin: Review.
Tucson News NowUV Technologies Research Points to Sunlight as the Missing Piece in the Influenza and Antibiotic Puzzle.
A laurel to the Sunlight Foundation.
Soldiers using sunlight to improve combat capability.
Sunlight Dorothy Lane's memorial will be on Saturday, Nov 17 at 1 pm at The Woods Clubhouse, 43300 Little River Airport Road (about 2 miles east from Hwy.
Bring finger foods to share, stories, photos, songs, and join us in celebrating Sunlight 's blessed life.
Other hubs have been devoted to modeling and simulating nuclear reactors, developing fuels from sunlight, and improving energy efficiency in buildings.
Woke up this morning to humid sunlight in my window that fooled me for a moment.
LG Unveils Sunlight Illuminated LCD for Outdoors Dec 26, 2008 Printable format Email this Article Search.
) The Mediterranean sunlight intoxicates the Finns, but predictably it's a dire road to nowhere.

In science:

Since the sunlight heats the road, we are led to optics; and thermodynamics leads us to statistical mechanics and the atomic constitution of matter.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
The most common background sources for flash recognition algorithms are cosmic rays crossing the CCD and sunlight reflexes from artificial satellites.
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
The most severe background is due to the sunlight reflexes from artificial satellites.
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
However, the choice to use a low-pass filter like the RG-610 is non-ideal as it eliminates a large fraction of the wavelength range where the Sun is brightest (asteroids are visible through reflected sunlight) while still allowing contamination from sky glow.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Counts measured from the sealed gaseous detector filled with EF vapors (V=3 kV) in direct sunlight conditions.
The Development of Sealed UV Sensitive Gaseous Detectors and their Applications