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luminous
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

7 uses
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Definition
glowing or shining

(also used metaphorically to describe beauty or intelligence)
  • Where was that ad some Birmingham firm the luminous crucifix.
    Episode 8 -- Lestrygonians (1% in)
  • In the darkness spirit hands were felt to flutter and when prayer by tantras had been directed to the proper quarter a faint but increasing luminosity of ruby light became gradually visible, the apparition of the etheric double being particularly lifelike owing to the discharge of jivic rays from the crown of the head and face.
    Episode 12 -- Cyclops (17% in)
  • VIRAG: (A diabolic rictus of black luminosity contracting his visage, cranes his scraggy neck forward.
    Episode 15 -- Circe (54% in)
  • ...(martyr, lo August): the monthly recurrence known as the new moon with the old moon in her arms: the posited influence of celestial on human bodies: the appearance of a star (1st magnitude) of exceeding brilliancy dominating by night and day (a new luminous sun generated by the collision and amalgamation in incandescence of two nonluminous exsuns) about the period of the birth of William Shakespeare over delta in the recumbent neversetting constellation of Cassiopeia and of a star (2nd...
    Episode 17 -- Ithaca (48% in)
  • What visible luminous sign attracted Bloom's, who attracted Stephen's, gaze?
    Episode 17 -- Ithaca (50% in)
  • At Stephen's suggestion, at Bloom's instigation both, first Stephen, then Bloom, in penumbra urinated, their sides contiguous, their organs of micturition reciprocally rendered invisible by manual circumposition, their gazes, first Bloom's, then Stephen's, elevated to the projected luminous and semiluminous shadow.
    Episode 17 -- Ithaca (51% in)
  • More active air, a matutinal distant cock, ecclesiastical clocks at various points, avine music, the isolated tread of an early wayfarer, the visible diffusion of the light of an invisible luminous body, the first golden limb of the resurgent sun perceptible low on the horizon.
    Episode 17 -- Ithaca (54% in)

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