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  • n. Plural form of sunbeam.


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  • My sister and I were left -- truly like two fools, who fancied that they had obtained a golden treasure, till daylight shewed it to be lead -- two silly, luckless flies, who had played in sunbeams and were caught in a spider's web.


  • He cannot extract "sunbeams" from cucumbers -- from the east, we should say.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV.

  • Squirrels, too, whose spicy ardor no heat or cold may abate, were nutting among the pines, and the innumerable hosts of the insect kingdom were throbbing and wavering unwearied as sunbeams.

    John Muir

  • Jagged impressions of brightly shining lights, like broken sunbeams gone horribly wrong, they flittered through his mind.

    Healing the Highlander

  • The air above the continents was cold because the sunbeams were blocked by the volcanic ashes in the atmosphere.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • We are so easily seduced by simple marvels, like watching a young child's face when you blow a bubble and the sunbeams make its fragile universe sparkle with wonder as it floats away.

    Debra Scherer: The Social Bubble

  • The sunbeams that shine, they're yours, they're mine.

    Steven Crandell: Freedom, Courage And Splitting Up

  • The undoubted highlight is You Were Meant for Me, in which Cooper and Scarlett Strallen, in the old Debbie Reynolds role, float lyrically across a Hollywood sound-stage suddenly filled with artificial mist and sunbeams.

    Singin' in the Rain – review

  • That marshmallow feeling of tripping about radiant, the whole world giddy with sunbeams.

    Tasted Like Apples

  • Across the dale, sunbeams raced over the flanks of Chapel Fell, lighting up the yellowing birches and hazels and flashing across the mirror surface of West Slit dam, whose stored water powered the hydraulic engine in the valley below.

    Country diary: Westgate, Weardale


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