Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Surrounded by a corona or halo.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

aureole +‎ -ed

Examples

  • What would you say to a soft, brown face, aureoled in a thousand ripples of gray-black hair, which knells suddenly: “Do you trust white people?”

    DARKWATER

  • Followed with wistful eyes the wandering sun Content if once its leaves were aureoled.

    'Everything Is a Mystery'

  • Lillian, with her dainty little slip of a body and bright-aureoled head, had always appealed to him.

    The Financier

  • The pomp of the world he would find personated by coral polyps; its vanities by coy and painted fish; its artfulness represented by crabs that think and plan; its scavenging performed by aureoled worms.

    My Tropic Isle

  • The yellow globes of streetlamps glow, aureoled in the mist.

    Middlesex

  • The under surface was plain, polished to a lustrous darkness almost black, the upper surface and the edges of the lid beautifully and intricately carved in a tracery of vine leaves and grapes, and in the centre of the lid a lozenge containing an ivory plaque, an aureoled head, full-face, with great Byzantine eyes.

    The Heretic's Apprentice

  • The under surface was plain, polished to a lustrous darkness almost black, the upper surface and the edges of the lid beautifully and intricately carved in a tracery of vine leaves and grapes, and in the centre of the lid a lozenge containing an ivory plaque, an aureoled head, full-face, with great Byzantine eyes.

    The Heretic's Apprentice

  • Stars and stars were caught in it, illuminating caverns and tendrils, aureoled with many-colored fluorescences.

    Explorations

  • Some ancient dwellings have the dignity of "homestead" resting upon them like a benediction; others are aureoled by the name of "manor."

    Janice Day at Poketown

  • Behind the black lines of his robe, the sunlight lay streaming in noon glory; it aureoled him as never saint was aureoled by mortal brush.

    In and out of Three Normady Inns

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Susan sontag's The Volcano Lover, page 14.

    January 6, 2013