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Word: luminous

Definition: shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs


Sentences Containing 'luminous'

Presently, the chateau began to make itself strangely visible by some light of its own, as though it were growing luminous.
After some cogitation, accompanied with an intent look at his patron, Mr. Cruncher conceived the luminous idea of replying,``Agicultooral character.''
Hot coals, red hot stoves, gas flames, and candles shine by their own light, and are self luminous.
Objects like chairs, tables, carpets, have no light within themselves and are visible only when they receive light from a luminous source and reflect that light.
We know that these objects are not self luminous, because they are not visible at night unless a lamp or gas is burning.
When light from any luminous object falls upon books, desks, or dishes, it meets rough surfaces, and hence undergoes diffuse reflection, and is scattered irregularly in all directions.
Learned men tell us that all hot bodies and all luminous bodies are composed of tiny particles, called molecules, which move unceasingly back and forth with great speed.
As the particles of the hot and luminous bodies vibrate with great speed and force they violently disturb the medium around them, and produce a series of waves similar to those produced in the water by the pebble.
Note the luminous quality the observation of this principle gives the shadow on the body of our demonstration drawing.
The most trivial details remained as distinct and luminous in his head, after they had lain there for years, as the most memorable events.
Every one on board remained motionless for half an hour, when the same luminous track was again observed, and the swimmer was soon on board.
He was, therefore, about to return to the Palazzo Bracciano without loss of time, when suddenly a luminous idea crossed his mind.
But through the door she fancied she saw the luminous eye of the count that eye which lived in her memory, and the recollection overwhelmed her with so much shame that she asked herself whether any amount of gratitude could ever repay his adventurous and devoted friendship.
He suggests that this serves not to form an image, but only to concentrate the luminous rays and render their perception more easy.
Presently, as I went on, still gaining velocity, the palpitation of night and day merged into one continuous greyness; the sky took on a wonderful deepness of blue, a splendid luminous color like that of early twilight; the jerking sun became a streak of fire, a brilliant arch, in space; the moon a fainter fluctuating band; and I could see nothing of the stars, save now and then a brighter circle flickering in the blue.
A pair of eyes, luminous by reflection against the daylight without, was watching me out of the darkness.

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