beam of light

Definitions

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

In literature:

At what moment did the light of truth beam in upon them, and dissipate the darkness in which they had been involved?
"A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity." by William Wilberforce
The first intimation we had was the sight of one of the narrow beams of red-green light flashing about in the twilight.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
It was still serviceable and cast a strong beam of light.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Then a beam of light whipped across the floor with a shuffle of feet on the stone steps outside.
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
Then she saw it open, and a broad beam of light shoot out.
"The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay" by Margaret Penrose
Some stray beams of moonlight fell upon the face and lighted up the features more distinctly.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
But mercilessly the light beam spread, until we were again within the circle of illumination.
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
Alone, he struggled to his feet and flashed a beam of light from the suit flashlight to the walls about him.
"The Memory of Mars" by Raymond F. Jones
No light of intelligence beamed from her lovely eyes.
"Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885" by Various
To the human soul, prayer is like the beams of light which seem to connect sun and earth.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
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In poetry:

The beauty of night
Hating for very fear, until
Beyond the bend a lowly light
Beams single from a lowly sill;
"The Escape" by John Freeman
Before its splendid hour the cloud
Comes o'er the beam of light;
A pilgrim in a weary land,
Man tarries but a night.
"The Complaint of Nature" by John Logan
The eternity unrolled before us,
The volumes of recorded time;
The light of ages beaming o'er us,
Instructive and sublime:
"Past, Present, and Future" by John Bowring
A beam of light broke on my mind,
Why was I thus distress'd?
What power on earth the will can bind?
By whom was I oppress'd?
"The Saving Pledge" by John Pierpont
In times of general distress
Some beams of light shall shine,
To show the world his righteousness,
And give him peace divine.
"Psalm 112" by Isaac Watts
Oh could day beam eternally,
And Memory's power cease,
This world, a world of light would be,
Our hearts were worlds of peace:
"As When From Dreams Awaking." by Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton

In news:

Herewith five ways of looking at a season in hell and, because all is not lost, one beam of Golden light.
Rewriting quantum chips with a beam of light .
The promise of ultrafast quantum computing has moved a step closer to reality with a technique to create rewritable computer chips using a beam of light .
The sunset beam of light was intense.
Lately I've developed a fondness — OK, fetish — for trail lights, the ultra-high beam lights typically mounted on the roof-rack rails of rugged off-road SUVs and other vehicles sporting 4x4 capabilities.
Laser therapy that delivers a concentrated beam of ultraviolet light may help ease a hard-to-treat form of eczema , a small study suggests.
Rather than hiding actual light waves, the cloak 's material diffuses microwave beams, as detectors on the other side of the cape pick up beams that appear to be flowing through free space.
A Jet Blue Embraer 190 similar to this one was the latest target of laser pointers in New York on Sunday, where a blinding light was beamed into the cockpit of a flight preparing to land after a flight from Syracuse.
The iconic Port Boca Grande Museum and Lighthouse Christmas lighting event once again beamed with holiday spirit Saturday as a throng of more than 350 people partied on the south end of the island.
Licking, chewing, spinning, tail-chasing and running after shadows or beams of light can be normal behaviors in dogs and cats, but in some cases they become repetitive and harmful.
A high-intensity beam of violet light pierced the air in the darkened laboratory, precisely striking a whisper-thin strand of wire so that it glowed with its own, secondary light.
Hearing the high, lonesome harmonies of First Aid Kit brings to mind old-fashioned country starlets wearing Nudie suits with fringe cascading down the back and spangles up the front, dazzling under the beam of Opry stage lights.
Parishioners and other gather at Mission San Juan Bautista to observe a beam of light that, because of the building's orientation, strikes the altar on the winter solstice each year.
Hella Inc, the North American aftermarket subsidiary of automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella, has released its new Hella Power Beam 3000 LED work lamp .
Traditional methods for in-process and end-of-line control use electrical resistance, optical imaging, spectrometry, light beam, and mechanical sizing.
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In science:

The paraxial approximation to the wave equation is most popular in optics where it gives a convenient description of light beams propagating in optical systems, their diffraction, focusing etc .
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
We consider the effect of this perturbation on the light beam traveling between two points A and B.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
The study of the gravitational field of light beams (null dust) has a long history.
The general double-dust solution
In this article we analyze the principles of quantum-optical networks where two or more beams of light interact with each other.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
Many passive optical instruments such as lenses or beam splitters consist of dielectric materials like glass that influence the propagation of light without causing much absorption.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
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