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used in Atlas Shrugged

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a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing


paranormal:  a radiant light surrounding a person that is said to be seen by those sensitive to another's life force; or drawn around the head of a saint
  • The fur was a soft brown, dimmed by an aura of blue that could not be seen, only felt like an enveloping mist, like a suggestion of color grasped not by one's eyes but by one's hands, as if one felt, without contact, the sensation of sinking one's palms into the fur's softness.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (76% in)
  • It will give you an aura of romantic glamour among the women and, among the men, it will give you a certain kind of prestige, in the nature of envy for an unusual conquest.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (78% in)
  • Jim was going to pieces, she thought; the jerky impatience, the shrillness, the aura of panic were new; crude outbreaks of a tone of ineffectual menace had replaced his pose of cautious smoothness.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (50% in)
  • For some reason which nobody could define, the death of her son in the tunnel catastrophe had given her in Washington an aura of martyrdom, heightened by her recent conversion to Buddhism.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (52% in)

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