Definitions

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  • n. starlight

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The light of the stars.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The shine or light of stars; starlight. [Rare.]

Etymologies

star +‎ shine (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This, then, was the end of it all -- of the carpets, and furniture, and the little rented house; of the meetings and walking out, the thrilling nights of starshine, the deliciousness of surrender, the loving and the being loved.

    Chapter 6

  • For a long time they were content to walk together in the evenings, or to sit side by side on a bench in the park, neither uttering a word for an hour at a time, merely gazing into each other's eyes, too faintly luminous in the starshine to be a cause for self-consciousness and embarrassment.

    Chapter 2

  • From our high Atacama perch, the visible universe held an infinite collection of starshine.

    First Contact

  • All about me were nobleness of purpose and heroism of effort, and my days and nights were sunshine and starshine, all fire and dew, with before my eyes, ever burning and blazing, the Holy

    What Life Means to Me

  • The witchery of starshine played in her eyes and about her mouth.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • I remembered my days and nights of sunshine and starshine, where life was all a wild sweet wonder, a spiritual paradise of unselfish adventure and ethical romance.

    What Life Means to Me

  • He was smiling to himself as he looked up into her virginal face, so innocent, so penetratingly innocent, that its purity seemed always to enter into him, driving out of him all dross and bathing him in some ethereal effulgence that was as cool and soft and velvety as starshine.

    Chapter 14

  • It was aglow with light, as the sea itself, and the eyes were flashing in the starshine.

    Chapter 7

  • All about me were nobleness of purpose and heroism of effort, and my days and nights were sunshine and starshine, all fire and dew, with before my eyes, ever burning and blazing, the Holy Grail, Christ's own Grail, the warm human, long-suffering and maltreated but to be rescued and saved at the last. '

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

  • About sunsets of gentle fire, warm but not burning, satin black nights lit only by starshine.

    Savages

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  • Hmm. I can't say I felt ravished by Proust.

    April 6, 2011

  • "A long paragraph is like a day of making love: lollygag, twine, tease, tense, breathe, push, pull, withhold, surrender, starshine, release."--Unknown

    April 6, 2011