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  • n. Plural form of emanation.


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  • The alien host, the spongy nebulae, the zip and twang of the photon torpedo, the bluster of the starship captain at his bridge — these, according to Hubbard, were not the idle tropes of pulp-fictioneers and drugged-up sci-fi hacks but the stuff of deepest prehistory, somber emanations from the memory of the species.

    Lost In Space

  • Some of Erickson's buildings have the grim, stolid blankness of brutalism, but others, especially the well-sited ones that have gathered a cloak of greenery, feel primitive in a good way, magical emanations from the earth.

    Profile of Vancouver architect Bing Thom

  • So a Contitutionally-unenumerated right to privacy results in emanations and penumbras from the Constitution that allows third trimester partial birth abortions, and restricts laws against sodomy and makes birth control a subject for strict scrutiny of legislation limiting its availability.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Diane Wood on the Second Amendment

  • They feed on various things, perfume, music, incense, smoke from cooking, or emanations from a monk's meditation.

    The Gaki in "Children of the Night" by Mercedes Lackey

  • The far better explanation is "You find the right in the emanations from the penumbras."


  • When women understand that governments and religions are human inventions; that Bibles, prayerbooks, catechisms, and encyclical letters are all emanations from the brain of man, they will no longer be oppressed by the injunctions that come to them with the divine authority of "Thus saith the Lord."

    Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897

  • The heavy cotton impervious counterpane is bad, for the very reason that it keeps in the emanations from the sick person, while the blanket allows them to pass through.

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not

  • (more than fair, considering that he is a lecturer on his own basis, unconnected with any 'Royal Institution,' or the like); and in quality it is unsurpassable; there are women so beautiful and intelligent, that they look like emanations from the moon; and men whose faces are histories, in which one may read with ever new interest.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • In fact, they constitute the first world, or world of emanations, which is perfect and immutable because of its direct procession from the Deity.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Theosophical Kabbalah's central symbolic structure is that of the ten sefirot -- an untranslatable word, sometimes rendered as "emanations," the neo-Platonic term for the stages of development from unity to multiplicity.

    Jay Michaelson: An Introduction To Kabbalah, Part 3: Three Answers To The Ultimate Question


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