afterglow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n afterglow the pleasure of remembering some pleasant event "he basked in the afterglow of his victory"
    • n afterglow a glow sometimes seen in the sky after sunset
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Afterglow aft′ėr-glō the glow often seen in the sky after sunset.
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Quotations

  • Theodore I. Rubin
    Theodore I. Rubin
    “Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.”

Idioms

In the afterglow - When people feel joy and happiness following a positive event, they are in the afterglow of it.
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Usage

In literature:

With her spirits dancing in the afterglow of such vocal exercise, she marched after the others down to the hall below.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
We were enveloped by a radiance, rosy as the broad ray had been, but fainter, like the afterglow of a sunset.
"The Floating Island of Madness" by Jason Kirby
The sun had just set, and the whole expanse of water was aflame with the afterglow.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
He had come from his own airy room, bright with the twilight afterglow.
"Skipper Worse" by Alexander Lange Kielland
The sunset deepened to the rich afterglow, and all the soft shadows of evening began to unfold about us.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
The rose-tinted afterglow of an Alpine sunset lay on the glistening snows of the great silent range.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
In the evening afterglows it swam in as many colors as the Roman Campagna.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
Though the twilight is brief, the afterglow is often very beautiful, almost rivaling the sunset itself.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
She was saying as much in substance to him as they rode homeward in the soft afterglow, her face transfigured by the reverence in her heart.
"The Song of the Wolf" by Frank Mayer
We are steering into the afterglow of a brilliant sunset.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
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In poetry:

A garden, whose leafy windows
Frame visions of Alpine snow
On peaks that burn to crimson
In sunset's afterglow.
"The Postern Gate" by John Lawson Stoddard
For whom she waited in the afterglow,
Star-eyed and golden 'mid the poppy and rose,
I do not know; I do not care to know,—
It is enough I keep her picture so,
Hung up, like poetry, in my life's dull prose.
"The Picture" by Madison Julius Cawein
Some day, somewhere, in realms afar
His light may make all problems plain,
And justice on some happier star
May recompense this planet's pain,
And earth's bleak Golgothas of woe
Grow lovely in life's afterglow.
"Under The Stars" by John Lawson Stoddard
They will say, "Where now are the evil prophets?" Thus for a
time in the age's afterglow, the sterile time;
But the wounds drain, and freedom has died, slowly the machines
break down, slowly the wilderness returns.
"Hellenistics" by Robinson Jeffers
Their melancholy quaver, lone and low,
When day is done, the gray tree-toads repeat:
The whippoorwills, far in the afterglow,
Complain to silence: and the lightnings beat,
In one still cloud, glimmers of golden heat.
"Phantoms" by Madison Julius Cawein
Let the great winds their worst and wildest blow,
Or the gold weather round us mellow slow:
We have fulfilled ourselves, and we can dare
And we can conquer, though we may not share
In the rich quiet of the afterglow
What is to come.
"What Is To Come" by William Ernest Henley

In news:

Britain Basks in a Golden Afterglow.
There remains an afterglow at Missouri, the Tigers' stunning loss to Norfolk State in the NCAA tournament notwithstanding.
A fresh analysis of Ötzi the Iceman 's stomach suggests a grisly new climax to the world's most famous prehistory murder mystery: death by ambush, a surprise killing in the afterglow of a big meal.
Flickers spotted in the afterglow of the big bang led two American scientists to the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday.
Both form rosettes of overlapping leaves, 1 foot across for 'Afterglow', 5 to 6 inches for 'Perle von Nürnberg .
On August 16, 1976, JESSE SUBLETT was a fledgling bass player riding high on the afterglow of his rock band's first San Antonio gig.
Trippe 's Clipper, Hailed in the Afterglow.
CNN, in the afterglow of an election season of record ratings for cable news, is elbowing in on a new line of business: catering to financially strained newspapers looking for an alternative to The Associated Press.
Council winners bask in afterglow.
CORPUS CHRISTI — Black Country Communion released its third CD, "Afterglow," on Tuesday.
Black Country Communion , the supergroup comprised of Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Jason Bonham, Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and Joe Bonamassa, have released 'Confessor,' the first single from their upcoming album, 'Afterglow.
Afterglow,' the new Black Country Communion album scheduled for release on Oct 30 might be the rock supergroup's final effort.
They've given their disc the title 'Afterglow,' secured an Oct 30 release and revealed the artwork.
Every time I use PDP's Afterglow Universal Wireless headset , my two idiot cats -- make no mistake: These are not intelligent creatures -- sit and stare at the lights that glow along the headset 's frame.
That said, Shank 's previous solo albums (Afterglow, Wish) never quite captured the quiet fire frisson, the ethereal gestalt of her live performances.
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In science:

For example, subtle cosmic ray afterglows in ACIS could not cause a false detection since they will not be preferentially aligned with optically bright HDF-N galaxies.
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N
However, this burst was unusually dim, smooth and soft compared to other bursts with known afterglows.
Trans-Relativistic Supernovae, Circumstellar Gamma-Ray Bursts, and Supernova 1998bw
The radio afterglow from SN 1998bw provides a consistency check on any model in which the GRB arises from an early circumstellar interaction.
Trans-Relativistic Supernovae, Circumstellar Gamma-Ray Bursts, and Supernova 1998bw
The Cannonball Model is based on the hypothesis that GRBs and their afterglows are made in supernova explosions by relativistic ejecta similar to the ones observed in quasars and microquasars.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
It gives a very simple and extremely successful description of the optical and X-ray afterglows of al l GRBs of known redshift.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
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