• Sunny France
    Sunny France
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sunni one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam
    • n Sunni a member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Muhammad
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is a flower called the Scarlet Pimpernel that can forecast the weather. If the flower is closed up, rain is coming and if it is opened up, the day will be sunny. It is a.k.a 'the poor man's weatherglass'
    • n Sunni An orthodox Moslem; a Sunnite.
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  • Elizabeth Hardwick
    Elizabeth Hardwick
    “The fifties -- they seem to have taken place on a sunny afternoon that asked nothing of you except a drifting belief in the moment and its power to satisfy.”


In literature:

To-day it is sunny again.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
It most enjoys a light soil, also a sunny situation.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
It was a bright sunny morning, and although the end of June, the town was yet quite full.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
In a little while, especially when we get into Florida, you will be in the sunny South.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
It was cold even in sunny Southern France on that morning in early spring.
"The Eagle of the Empire" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Then he lay down in the sunny grass, for he was very tired.
"Heidi" by Johanna Spyri
Once upon a time, there was a very bright and sunny day on the earth, and, upon this day so bright and sunny, a strange thing happened.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
He quite forgot that he was so sunny-hearted and good-natured that everybody loved him, everybody but Reddy Fox.
"Mother West Wind's Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
Will you come for a drive with me some day, when it is bright and sunny?
"More about Pixie" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The sunny side of their home life was presented to Christie, you may be sure.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson

In poetry:

O, no! thy spirit lingers still
Where'er thy sunny smile was seen:
There's less of darkness, less of chill
On earth, than if thou hadst not been.
"Severed and gone" by Anne Bronte
"I—the image of light and gladness—
Saw and pitied that mournful boy,
And I vowed—if need were—to share his sadness,
And give to him my sunny joy.
"The Two Children Pt 1" by Emily Jane Bronte
O banner, white and sunny blue,
With prayer I wove thee!
For love the white, for faith the heavenly hue,
And both for him, so tender-true,
Him that doth love me!
"Blue and White" by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
Am I cheerless? No! with Him
Peace and pleasure lead me on:
Nought is dark, or drear, or dim,
Where His sunny rays are thrown;
And His presence kindles bright
Beams of beauty, love, and light.
"God with Us" by John Bowring
O come, little Mary, the woods are in tune
With the birds and the breezes of bright sunny June,
For the brook in the woodland to-day we are bound,
With green leaves above us and blossoms around.
"Mother and Child" by Janet Hamilton
'Twas on a sunny morning in the month of May,
I met a pretty damsel on the banks o' the Tay;
I said, My charming fair one, come tell to me I pray,
Why do you walk alone on the banks o' the Tay.
"Young Munro the Sailor" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Survey Reveals a Sunny Employment Outlook for Purchase Grads.
Larry Dowdy , Sunny Mornin' Show.
A sunny view at Trump Hollywood, where suites are by Yabu Pushelberg.
It's a sunny, breezy morning in Riverview, Ind.
View full size Stephen D. Cannerelli / The Post-Standard It was sunny and hot in Port Byron and Weedsport on Tuesday morning.
Here is my drive home from work on a sunny spring day - traveling down scenic Lorane highway.
I was listening to Sunny 101.9 this morning and I heard a good interview with Walt's new morning show co-host Mike.
Mike Enjoying His First Week Mornings on Sunny 101.9
Whether you see sunny skies, raindrops or severe weather, there is an opportunity for a FirstAlert weather photo -- and we've made it easy.
Dead End (Water's Edge) is no sunny, idyllic scene.
Friday's weather: Sunny and warmer with some patchy fog early and late .
Partly Sunny, Windy, Late Rain Chance.
Partly to mostly sunny, increasing breeze.
Hannaford Bros rang up record sales at a new store here one sunny Saturday when it gave away 25,000 pounds of lobster to a seemingly never-ending wave of customers.
Washington Post coverage of the American occupation of Iraq, the country's path to democracy and tensions between Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds.

In science:

Existential quantification expresses pro jection, analogous to a natural ob ject throwing a shadow on a bright sunny day.
Definability in the Real Universe
Suppose that the causal model includes variables for “Victoria took a vacation in the Canary Islands”, “sunny in the Canary Islands”, and “went to a tanning salon”.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
Victoria taking a vacation is not an explanation (relative to the context K) in our framework, since there is a context ~u∗ ∈ K where Victoria went to the Canary Islands but it was not sunny, and in ~u∗ the actual cause of her tan is the tanning salon, not the vacation.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
The only complete explanation according to our definition is “Victoria went to the Canary Islands and it was sunny.” “Victoria went to the Canary Islands” is a partial explanation, in a sense to be defined below.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
In Example 4.1, if the agent believes that it is sunny in the Canary Islands with probability .9 (that is, the probability that it was sunny given that Victoria is suntanned and that she went to the Canaries is .9), then Victoria going to the Canaries is a partial explanation of her being tanned with goodness .9.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations