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I saw an aurora while we were in Alaska.
  an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth’s magnetic lines of force
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aurora auroral auroras aurorae
Strongly Associated with:   aurora borealis, aurora australis
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  • I saw an aurora while we were in Alaska.
  • One theory was that the devastation had been created by the Americans using something called HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) tech— nology, which causes huge waves under the ocean, thus flooding our land.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Werner’s favorite is one about light: eclipses and sundials, auroras and wavelengths.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • A vast dawn of ideas is the peculiarity of our century, and in that aurora England and Germany have a magnificent radiance.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • A glimpse, a pale shimmer on the air; a glow, aurora, dance of electrons, then a face again, faces.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • and beady eyes, — Ms. Rose was all magnified through — I could hope I might reading glasses, one day be: aspen and always ready — physique, new penny to recommend new — hair, aurora green literary windows — eyes, and hands that to gaze through.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • A part of the good abbe’s words, however, were wholly incomprehensible to him; but, like the aurora which guides the navigator in northern latitudes, opened new vistas to the inquiring mind of the listener, and gave fantastic glimpses of new horizons, enabling him justly to estimate the delight an intellectual mind would have in following one so richly gifted as Faria along the heights of truth, where he was so much at home.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • By the aid of the Casterbridge aurora, and by feeling with her hands, the woman selected two sticks from the heaps.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Why, that’s what it really is, I’m sure-a great auroral storm.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Glacial catastrophes, snowstorm episodes, glittering auroral effects, Polaris in the zenith, Franklin underfoot,—the category of his commonplaces was wonderful.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native

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  • …like explosive ripples across a lapis pond; smaller, brighter plasma implosions in blue and yellow and brightest red, curling inward like flowers folding for the night: the lightning dance of gigantic heliwhip displays, beams the size of small worlds cutting their swath across light-hours and being contorted by the riptides of defensive singularities: the aurora shimmer of defense fields leaping and dying under the assault of terrible energies only to be reborn nanoseconds later.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • First a dawnlight, a great aurora glory massing on the color monitor.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • My sight returned to me when I awoke in the pigsty, in the red and black aurora of flesh, and it was day.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Outside, the morning was bright but muted behind David’s great curtain of mist that rose shimmering above the sea like an earthbound aurora.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Eckels glanced across the vast office at a mass and tangle, a snaking and humming of wires and steel boxes, at an aurora that flickered now orange, now silver, now blue.
    Ray Bradbury  --  A Sound of Thunder
  • Far below, a river dashed over ice-sheathed boulders as big as houses, and mist filled the gorge like an aurora, rising and falling in thick arches that buckled, twisted, and sometimes collapsed.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • He drove out across the Aurora Bridge, to West Seattle, and down to Alki Beach.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • The hotel was excellent–incomparably better, for example, than that horrible Aurora Bora Palace in which Lenina had suffered so much the previous summer.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Or that Sleeping Beauty’s Princess Aurora—code-named "Rose" and hidden deep in the forest to protect her from the clutches of the evil witch—was the Grail story for children.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • For I have wandered through thy flowery woods; Have roamed and read near Tallapoosa’s stream; Have listened to Tallassee’s warring floods, And wooed on Coosa’s side Aurora’s beam.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • RAGUENEAU (ceasing to write, and raising his head): Aurora’s silver rays begin to glint e’en now on the copper pans, and thou, O Ragueneau! must perforce stifle in thy breast the God of Song!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • By the blushes of Aurora and the music of Memnon, what should be man’s morning work in this world?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • The Aurora’s whistle hooted a final announcement of departure.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • You found me in evil company, highkickers, coster picnicmakers, pugilists, popular generals, immoral panto boys in fleshtights and the nifty shimmy dancers, La Aurora and Karini, musical act, the hit of the century.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Here at the Aurora’s summit, shielded by a glass observation dome, I had a three-sixty view of the sky around and above the ship.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Many a morning hath he there been seen, With tears augmenting the fresh morning’s dew, Adding to clouds more clouds with his deep sighs: But all so soon as the all-cheering sun Should in the farthest east begin to draw The shady curtains from Aurora’s bed, Away from light steals home my heavy son, And private in his chamber pens himself; Shuts up his windows, locks fair daylight out And makes himself an artificial night: Black and portentous must this humour prove, Unless good counsel…
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • AURORA Earlier today me and Cut drove down to South River and bought some more smoke.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • …her rosy steps in the eastern clime Advancing, sowed the earth with orient pearl, When Adam waked, so customed; for his sleep Was aery-light, from pure digestion bred, And temperate vapours bland, which the only sound Of leaves and fuming rills, Aurora’s fan, Lightly dispersed, and the shrill matin song Of birds on every bough; so much the more His wonder was to find unwakened Eve With tresses discomposed, and glowing cheek, As through unquiet rest: He, on his side Leaning half raised,…
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • …spectral creatures with tragical eyes—eyes which had witnessed scenes of cataclysmal horror in inaccessible polar regions of a magnitude such as no human being had ever conceived, in curdling temperatures that no man could endure; which had beheld the crash of icebergs and the slide of snow-hills by the shooting light of the Aurora; been half blinded by the whirl of colossal storms and terraqueous distortions; and retained the expression of feature that such scenes had engendered.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Aurora now first opened her casement, Anglice the day began to break, when Jones walked forth in company with the stranger, and mounted Mazard Hill; of which they had no sooner gained the summit than one of the most noble prospects in the world presented itself to their view, and which we would likewise present to the reader, but for two reasons: first, we despair of making those who have seen this prospect admire our description; secondly, we very much doubt whether those who have…
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • But I met a gentleman on the train—it was when we were pulling out of Albuquerque, and I was sitting on the back platform of the observation car, and this man was next to me and he asked me for a light, and we got to talking, and come to find out, he came from Aurora, and when he found out I came from Minnesota he asked me if I knew Dr. Clemworth of Red Wing, and of course, while I’ve never met him, I’ve heard of Clemworth lots of times, and seems he’s this man’s brother!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Now only do I know you, O fair auroral skies—O morning dew upon the grass!
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • This was a case study of turf struggle between Nova Siciia and Narcolombia franchises in his old neighborhood in Aurora.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Stellan—Professor Sigurdsson—and I once shared a long voyage with him in the southern isles on a ship called the Aurora.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • But in a matter of days the full text was published by the Philadelphia Aurora, which had replaced Freneau’s National Gazette as the leading Republican newspaper.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Artistic genius came along in time, and, touching the rude machine, raised it into a thing of beauty—that, for instance, in which Aurora, riding in advance of the dawn, is given to our fancy.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • The killings took place in Aurora, Colorado, at closing time, and police later arrived to find a macabre scene.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Aurora now had left her saffron bed, And beams of early light the heav’ns o’erspread, When, from a tow’r, the queen, with wakeful eyes, Saw day point upward from the rosy skies.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • It resembles the prank of boys, who run with fire engines to put out the ruddy aurora streaming to the stars.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Roque went back, while Don Quixote remained on horseback, just as he was, waiting for day, and it was not long before the countenance of the fair Aurora began to show itself at the balconies of the east, gladdening the grass and flowers, if not the ear, though to gladden that too there came at the same moment a sound of clarions and drums, and a din of bells, and a tramp, tramp, and cries of "Clear the way there!" of some runners, that seemed to issue from the city.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • …if with her glinting eyes
    Athena had not thought of one more thing.
    She held back the night, and night lingered long
    at the western edge of the earth, while in the east
    she reined in Dawn of the golden throne at Ocean’s banks,
    commanding her not to yoke the windswift team that brings men light,
    Blaze and Aurora, the young colts that race the Morning on.
    Yet now Odysseus, seasoned veteran, said to his wife,
    "Dear woman …. we have still not reached the end
    of all our trials.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Cut’s still giggling over the cookies, and me, I’m just waiting for Aurora to show up.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • I have been as sincere a worshipper of Aurora as the Greeks.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • To my imagination it retained throughout the day more or less of this auroral character, reminding me of a certain house on a mountain which I had visited a year before.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • The Aurora needed a set of eyes up top.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • He’s not a fan of Aurora, never gives me the messages she leaves with him.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • All poets and heroes, like Memnon, are the children of Aurora, and emit their music at sunrise.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • I felt the slightest heaviness in my heels and knew that we were climbing, the Aurora angling gently heavenward to meet the Endurance.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Tonight me and Aurora sit in front of the TV and split a case of Budweiser.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
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