ray of light


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ray of light

1. Literally, a beam of light. A ray of light warmed my face through the window. How can you read in here? There's hardly a single ray of light!
2. Someone or something that brings one joy and/or hope, especially in a challenging situation. My daughter has been a real ray of light these days—I'm so glad to have her here as I fight this illness. After we moved, we got a puppy, which has been such a ray of light for the kids as they adjust to life in a new place.
See also: light, of, ray
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"This is a ray of light for small businesses at a very difficult time.
Madonna performed "Ray of Light" and "Shanti/Ashtangi"--a song sung entirely in Sanskrit--at the MTV Video Music Awards, where "Ray of Light" won Best Video of the Year, Best Female Video, and awards for editing, direction, and choreography.
We will always think of him as a ray of light that will never fade."
But the Catholic-raised star's support over the years could well have been worth more to the centre than the official figure through the Ray of Light foundation.
I said that after Bush was elected the first time: the one shining ray of light that may come out of this is that conservative times tend to breed interesting art.
I cringed at the amount of fear that has been spread about the Middle East and Muslims by these so-called "scholars." Karen Armstrong was the only ray of light for Muslims who sought a more nuanced, moderate view of Muslims and the conflict.
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The field of nine includes Kombinacja, winner of this year's Polish Derby and Oaks but unsighted behind Kutub in last Sunday's Preis von Europa, the German pair Galtee and Onkel Tom, Ray Of Light from the Czech Republic and Nagar,
Zadie Smith, Jamaican British novelist, is an intellectually exquisite ray of light on the horizon of twenty-first-century writing.
In the dim lights of the coming dawn And in the spine-stinging haze of noon Africa paese diurno - One mystery gone, another returns Just one ray of light Africa my Africa
When the ground moved as a result of a quake, the motion was recorded on a turning drum by a pen (eventually by a ray of light).
The Chief Minister said that in fact, she is a ray of light and the nations which have capable daughters like Marium Mukhtar always achieve success and glory.
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Ellie Mac's triumph at 50/1 in the first race was a fitting tribute to Niccolai - and a welcome ray of light shining through the darkness since his death.