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  • Nobel Prize winning scientists and other luminaries
  • I will make your cardinals media luminaries, Langdon thought, recalling the killer's words.†   (source)
  • "And it wasn't just the European luminaries," Peter continued, descending faster now.†   (source)
  • I will make your cardinals media luminaries.†   (source)
  • Admittedly, history's list of famous Rosicrucians was a who's who of European Renaissance luminaries: Paracelsus, Bacon, Fludd, Descartes, Pascal, Spinoza, Newton, Leibniz.†   (source)
  • I will make them media luminaries.†   (source)
  • Although the material was well documented and had been covered by others, Faukman had no intention of printing Advance Reading Copies of Langdon's book without at least a few endorsements from serious historians and art luminaries.†   (source)
  • "And Sir Francis Bacon," Peter continued, "the luminary hired by King James to literally create the authorized King James Bible, became so utterly convinced that the Bible contained cryptic meaning that he wrote in his own codes, which are still studied today!†   (source)
  • On the first landing, Langdon came face-to-face with a bronze bust of Masonic luminary Albert Pike, along with the engraving of his most famous quote: WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR OURSELVES ALONE DIES WITH US; WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR OTHERS AND THE WORLD REMAINS AND IS IMMORTAL.†   (source)
  • Langdon exited the bathroom and wound his way along the curved wall of the Hall of Honor—a gracefully arched passageway, lined with portraits of accomplished Masons ....U.S. presidents, philanthropists, luminaries, and other influential Americans.†   (source)
  • Now that a new light shone upon the horizon, this older luminary paled in the west.†   (source)
  • The sun, the great luminary of the universe, had become as sackcloth of hair.†   (source)
  • That luminary gazed earnestly at some papers before him, as if they were of the greatest concern.†   (source)
  • Who was this novice in war with the effrontery of a luminary?†   (source)
  • I kept it between us, whilst I wrote, making it serve the double purpose of luminary and shield.†   (source)
  • The luminary was a golden-haired, beaming, mild-eyed, God-like creature, gazing down in the vigour and intentness of youth upon an earth that was brimming with interest for him.†   (source)
  • He turned first to the shiny goddess, who seemed to look so softly and critically at his doings, then to the disappearing luminary on the other hand, as he began: "Phoebe silvarumque potens Diana!"†   (source)
  • This strange condition was held in balance for almost a quarter of an hour before it tipped in favor of night and the moon, and all the while Hans Castorp's dazzled and bewildered eyes moved in serene amazement between one landscape and luminary and the other, from day to night and out of night back into day.†   (source)
  • For five, perhaps ten minutes, the two luminaries confronted each other across the level land, resting on opposite edges of the world.†   (source)
  • A few rays of light, a wan, sinister light, that seemed to have been stolen from an expiring luminary, fell through some opening or other upon an old tower that raised its pasteboard battlements on the stage; everything, in this deceptive light, adopted a fantastic shape.†   (source)
  • And that he did care for her (yes, he did), although now—basking in the direct rays of this newer luminary—he could scarcely see Roberta any longer, so strong were the actinic rays of this other.†   (source)
  • But when he had forgotten that he had put the question, and because he no longer wished for an answer, she went on: "I feel that we have returned to Greek joyousness, and have blinded ourselves to sickness and sorrow, and have forgotten what twenty-five centuries have taught the race since their time, as one of your Christminster luminaries says...There is one immediate shadow, however—only one."†   (source)
  • Looking over the damp sod in the direction of the sun, a glistening ripple of gossamer webs was visible to their eyes under the luminary, like the track of moonlight on the sea.†   (source)
  • He would sit for any length of time, with the utmost enjoyment, bathing his temples in the light of any order of luminary.†   (source)
  • Assuredly I do not content that the democratic nations of our time are destined to witness the extinction of the transcendent luminaries of man's intelligence, nor even that no new lights will ever start into existence.†   (source)
  • The glimmer of this luminary suggested the above conceits to Mr. Dimmesdale, who smiled—nay, almost laughed at them—and then wondered if he was going mad.†   (source)
  • "Friend," replied the low voice of Chingachgook; who, pointing upward at the luminary which was shedding its mild light through the opening in the trees, directly in their bivouac, immediately added, in his rude English: "Moon comes and white man's fort far—far off; time to move, when sleep shuts both eyes of the Frenchman!"†   (source)
  • The outline of each dark pine was delineated far in the depths of the forest, and the rocks, too smooth and too perpendicular to retain the snow that had fallen, brightened, as if smiling at the leave-taking of the luminary.†   (source)
  • There were a few tallow dips lighted on the tables; but the real luminary of this tavern, that which played the part in this dram-shop of the chandelier of an opera house, was the fire.†   (source)
  • The sun was set, and the rays of the retiring luminary had ceased to gild the edges of the few clouds that had sufficient openings to admit the passage of its fading light.†   (source)
  • He returned this challenge a moment, consciously, resisting an inclination to frown as one frowns in the presence of larger luminaries.†   (source)
  • But in all unbalanced minds, the classification is idolized, passes for the end, and not for a speedily exhaustible means, so that the walls of the system blend to their eye in the remote horizon with the walls of the universe; the luminaries of heaven seem to them hung on the arch their master built.†   (source)
  • But ere the sun had shown himself over the eastern hills these too were up and afoot, even the tardy in that region seldom remaining on their pallets after the appearance of the great luminary.†   (source)
  • The trapper, by exercising that species of influence, over his companions, which experience and decision usually assert, in cases of emergency, had effectually succeeded in concealing them in the grass, and by the aid of the feeble rays of the luminary, he was enabled to scan the disorderly party which was riding, like so many madmen, directly upon them.†   (source)
  • "Some the Great Spirit made with skins brighter and redder than yonder sun," continued Magua, pointing impressively upward to the lurid luminary, which was struggling through the misty atmosphere of the horizon; "and these did He fashion to His own mind.†   (source)
  • Even the sides of the mountains where the rays of the sun could not yet fall, were decorated with a glassy coat, that presented every gradation of brilliancy, from the first touch of the luminary to the dark foliage of the hemlock, glistening through its coat of crystal.†   (source)
  • Both Chingachgook and his betrothed looked up at the luminary, with an air that betokened sudden wonder, and then they gazed at each other, as if to seek the solution of the difficulty.†   (source)
  • The houses clothed in a dress of the same description, but which, owing to its position, shone like bright steel; while the enormous icicles that were pendent from every roof caught the brilliant light, apparently throwing it from one to the other, as each glittered, on the side next the luminary, with a golden lustre that melted away, on its opposite, into the dusky shades of a background.†   (source)
  • adored one as a result of an alternative postnuptial liaison by plunging his knife into her, until it just struck him that Fitz, nicknamed Skin-the-Goat, merely drove the car for the actual perpetrators of the outrage and so was not, if he was reliably informed, actually party to the ambush which, in point of fact, was the plea some legal luminary saved his skin on.†   (source)
  • Her antiquity in preceding and surviving successive tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power to enamour, to mortify, to invest with beauty, to render insane, to incite to an†   (source)
  • Yet not to Earth are those bright luminaries
    Officious; but to thee, Earth's habitant.†   (source)
  • Give me tidings of her, oh luminary of the three faces!†   (source)
  • Partridge making no ready answer to his question, he proceeded to comment on the beauty of the moon, and repeated some passages from Milton, who hath certainly excelled all other poets in his description of the heavenly luminaries.†   (source)
  • As for some other texts, to prove the Popes Power over civill Soveraignes (besides those of Bellarmine;) as that the two Swords that Christ and his Apostles had amongst them, were the Spirituall and the Temporall Sword, which they say St. Peter had given him by Christ: And, that of the two Luminaries, the greater signifies the Pope, and the lesser the King; One might as well inferre out of the first verse of the Bible, that by Heaven is meant the Pope, and by Earth the King: Which is not arguing from Scripture, but a wanton insulting over Princes, that came in fashion after the time the Popes were growne so secure of their greatnesse, as t†   (source)
  • They are well enough acquainted with the motions of those two luminaries, and understand the nature of eclipses; and this is the utmost progress of their astronomy.†   (source)
  • "Eclipse it is called, friend, not cris, the darkening of those two luminaries," said Don Quixote; but Pedro, not troubling himself with trifles, went on with his story, saying, "Also he foretold when the year was going to be one of abundance or estility."†   (source)
  • and groves, and flowery vales,
    Thrice happy isles; but who dwelt happy there
    He staid not to inquire: Above them all
    The golden sun, in splendour likest Heaven,
    Allured his eye; thither his course he bends
    Through the calm firmament, (but up or down,
    By center, or eccentrick, hard to tell,
    Or longitude,) where the great luminary
    Aloof the vulgar constellations thick,
    That from his lordly eye keep distance due,
    Dispenses light from far; they, as they move
    Their starry dance in numbers that compute
    Days, months, and years, towards his all-cheering lamp
    Turn swift their various motions, or are turned
    By his magnetick beam, that gently warms
    The universe, an†   (source)
  • "I am not at all surprized," answered the other, "that to one whose affections and thoughts are fixed on the world my hours should appear to have wanted employment in this place: but there is one single act, for which the whole life of man is infinitely too short: what time can suffice for the contemplation and worship of that glorious, immortal, and eternal Being, among the works of whose stupendous creation not only this globe, but even those numberless luminaries which we may here behold spangling all the sky, though they should many of them be suns lighting different systems of worlds, may possibly appear but as a few atoms opposed to the whole earth which we inhabit?†   (source)
  • light she needed none
    In that aspect, and still that distance keeps
    Till night; then in the east her turn she shines,
    Revolved on Heaven's great axle, and her reign
    With thousand lesser lights dividual holds,
    With thousand thousand stars, that then appeared
    Spangling the hemisphere: Then first adorned
    With their bright luminaries that set and rose,
    Glad evening and glad morn crowned the fourth day.†   (source)
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