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Definition an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force
  • I saw an aurora while we were in Alaska.
  • First a dawnlight, a great aurora glory massing on the color monitor.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Why, that's what it really is, I'm sure-a great auroral storm.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • 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
  • The Aurora's whistle hooted a final announcement of departure.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • THE AURORA AND THE POLESTAR.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The killings took place in Aurora, Colorado, at closing time, and police later arrived to find a macabre scene.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • 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
  • 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
  • AURORA Earlier today me and Cut drove down to South River and bought some more smoke.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • 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
  • By the blushes of Aurora and the music of Memnon, what should be man's morning work in this world?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • He drove out across the Aurora Bridge, to West Seattle, and down to Alki Beach.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • Werner's favorite is one about light: eclipses and sundials, auroras and wavelengths.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • 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
  • 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

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