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
References in classic literature ?
In the ray of light which entered by the narrow window of his cell, he held open in his left hand, of which alone, it will be recollected, he retained the use, a sheet of paper, which, from being constantly rolled into a small compass, had the form of a cylinder, and was not easily kept open.
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.
To counter the ad blitz, the Human Rights Campaign announced on the same day the launch of the Ray of Light Project, which promises to highlight the "abuses" of so-called ex-gay ministries.
What's more, as he turned the crystal, the ray of light faded and the other one appeared.