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Illume

verb
(past & past part. illumed; pres. part. illuming)
1.
Make lighter or brighter.  Synonyms: illuminate, illumine, light, light up.






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"Illume" Quotes from Famous Books



... himself I have only this,—that he was my foe, that he came to England intent on schemes to shorten my life or destroy its enjoyments. All my faculties tend to self-preservation; there, they converge as rays in a focus; in that focus they illume and—they burn. I willed to destroy my intended destroyer. Did my will enforce itself on the agent to which it was guided? Likely enough. Be it so. Would you blame me for slaying the tiger or serpent—not by the naked hand, but by weapons that arm it? But what could tiger and serpent ...
— A Strange Story, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... amen, I say to thee that thou, Ere yet another day illume the skies, With crown unlike to this that binds my brow Shalt share the glories ...
— Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 2, February 1886 • Various

... unite above Star upon star, moon, Sun; And let his God-head toil To re-adorn and re-illume his Heaven, Since in the end derision Shall prove his works and all his ...
— The Works of Lord Byron - Poetry, Volume V. • Lord Byron

... a fairer day, When thou shalt be a buoyant plume, To soar, where clearer suns illume, ...
— Fringilla: Some Tales In Verse • Richard Doddridge Blackmore

... When yon same star, that's westward from the pole, Had made its course to illume that part of heaven Where now it burns, Marcellus, and myself The bell then beating one—" "Peace, break thee off; look, ...
— The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish • James Fenimore Cooper

... gazing, Watching o'er that living tomb, Through the gloom— Gloom! which awful light is chasing— Blood-red flames the surge illume! Lo! King Hacon's ship is blazing; 'Tis ...
— Letters From High Latitudes • The Marquess of Dufferin (Lord Dufferin)

... by the opposition I experienced, and for response I found myself willing to be content with even the cinders of a former and only half-dead affection; trusting, as so many men have vainly trusted, that by earnest care and assiduity, I might, at last, re-illume the fading spark, and make its ...
— Stories by American Authors, Volume 9 • Various

... to illume First, for man, the dismal tomb, When its bars their weakness owned, There revealing ...
— Hymns for Christian Devotion - Especially Adapted to the Universalist Denomination • J.G. Adams

... ruined, doubtless, or dead; but his mill forms an admirable object in our view of Brittany. So far from being grieved about it, we will make it our principal light;—if it were a fruit-tree in spring-blossom, instead of a desolate mill, we could not make it whiter or brighter; we illume our whole picture with it, and exult over its every rent as a special treasure ...
— Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V) • John Ruskin

... tints with sober gray The distant hills, and o'er the wave The mellow glow of parting day Crimsons the shipwreck'd sailor's grave; Then when the sea-bird seeks the mast, And signal lights illume the tower, And sails are furl'd, and anchors cast, Then, then is love's delicious hour. When o'er the beach the rippling wave Breaks gently, heaving to and fro, Like maiden bosoms, ere the knave Of hearts has ting'd their cheek with woe; Then, ...
— The English Spy • Bernard Blackmantle

... remembered that before I ran away, my punishments were assigned by a priest, but the first time I fled from them a Bishop condescended to read my sentence, and now his honor the Archbishop graciously deigned to illume my dismal cell with the light of his countenance, and his own august lips pronounced the words of doom. Was I rising in their esteem, or did they think to frighten me into obedience by the grandeur of his ...
— Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal • Sarah J Richardson

... times are in thy hand! Should friendship pure illume And strew my path with fairest flowers, Or should I spend life's dreary hours In solitude's dark gloom, Thou art a friend. Till time shall end Unchangeably the same; in thee all ...
— The World's Best Poetry Volume IV. • Bliss Carman

... different aspect things assume; What once was darkness, Gospel truths illume! In the sweet services of Sabbath days He takes delight—in spirit sings and prays. Views Family Worship as an altar raised To the true God, who should be always praised. And now, whene'er he takes his walks abroad, Hears Nature's voice well tuned in praise of God. Each blade ...
— The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales In Verse - Together With Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects • Thomas Cowherd

... God and Only God! Not to be understood! Illume the darkened twilight of thine earth; The dewdrop of so little worth Is garnished from the riches of the sun; Lead me from shadowy things to things that be, Lest, all undone, I lose in dreams my dream's reality; Thy Home is in the Fatherland of Light, Strong God and Bright! ...
— Atma - A Romance • Caroline Augusta Frazer

... it were well to make the moment thine, Bacchante-steeping soul and sense in wine, In lotus-lulling languors, fond desires That heat the heart with fierce, unhallowed fires— Till Pleasure, Circe-like, transform us into swine. But if some subtler spirit thrill our clay, Some God-like flame illume this fleeting dust— Promethean fire snatched from the Olympian height— Then must we choose the nobler, higher Way, Seeking the Beautiful, the Pure, the Just— The ultimate crowned triumph of ...
— The Path of Dreams - Poems • Leigh Gordon Giltner

... home,—the white cot's trellised walls— The trim red garden path—the rustic seat— The jasmine-covered arbour, fit retreat For hearts that love repose. Each spot displays Some long-remembered charm. In sweet amaze I feel as one who from a weary dream Of exile wakes, and sees the morning beam Illume the glorious clouds of every hue That float o'er scenes his ...
— Flowers and Flower-Gardens • David Lester Richardson

... oh when the cloud of some darkening hour O'ershadows the soul with its gloom, Then where is the light of the vestal pow'r, The lamp of pale Hope to illume? Oh! the light ever lies In those bright fond eyes, Where Heaven has impressed its own blue As a seal from the skies As my heart relies On that gift of its ...
— Handy Andy, Vol. 2 - A Tale of Irish Life • Samuel Lover

... fine spirit! To be owned thy friend Was something to illume the unwelcome end Of comradeship below. A loving memory long our board will grace, In fancy, with that sweet ascetic face. That ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101. October 24, 1891 • Various

... man, indeed! He strove not for a place, Nor rest, nor rule. He daily walked with God. His willing feet with service swift were shod— An eager soul to serve the human race, Illume the mind, and fill the heart with grace— Hope blooms afresh where'er those ...
— The Law and the Word • Thomas Troward

... as pebbles on a broad sea-coast; And o'er the vault the cloud-like galaxy Has marshall'd its innumerable host. Alive all heaven seems! with wondrous glow Tenfold refulgent every star appears, As if some wide, celestial gale did blow, And thrice illume the ever-kindled spheres. Orbs, with glad orbs rejoicing, burning, beam, Ray-crown'd, with lambent lustre in their zones, Till o'er the blue, bespangled spaces seem Angels and great archangels on their thrones; ...
— The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 • Ministry of Education

... victorious! Proud beacon onward haste; Till floods of light all glorious, Illume ...
— The Liberty Minstrel • George W. Clark

... arise, illume The dread unknown, the chaos of the tomb Melt, and dispel, ye spectre doubts that roll Cimmerian ...
— The Sea Lions - The Lost Sealers • James Fenimore Cooper

... word to me! I will! This torch Shall, like myself, inflamed, illume the way; Gleaming, because destructive and destroyed. She is in yonder last and inmost room, Where ...
— The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Vol. VI. • Editor-in-Chief: Kuno Francke

... 'mid their sheaves,—where, like a daisy bloom Left by the reapers to the gathering gloom, The star of twilight flames,—as Ruth, 'tis told, Dreamed homesick 'mid the harvest fields of old, The Dusk goes gleaning color and perfume From Bible slopes of heaven, that illume Her pensive beauty deep in shadows stoled. Hushed is the forest; and blue vale and hill Are still, save for the brooklet, sleepily Stumbling the stone, its foam like some white foot: Save for the note of one far whippoorwill, And in my heart her name,—like some sweet bee Within ...
— Weeds by the Wall - Verses • Madison J. Cawein

... the Convent, two and two, The Prior chanting at their head, The monks went forth to shrive the sick, And give the hungry grave its dead,— Only Jerome, he went not forth, But hiding in his dusty nook, "Let come what will, I must illume The last ten pages of my Book!" He drew his stool before the desk, And sat him down, distraught and wan, To paint his darling masterpiece, The stately figure of Saint John. He sketched the head with pious care, Laid in the ...
— Atlantic Monthly,Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864 - A Magazine Of Literature, Art, And Politics • Various

... sir?" cried a creature Hovering mid the shine and shade as 'twixt the live world and the tomb; But the well-known numbers needed not for me a text or teacher To revive and re-illume. ...
— Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses • Thomas Hardy

... drink in the solar rays and dew, And in return give bloom and odors sweet, So would I to Thy Spirit's touch prove true, And render that return which seemeth meet; Come, dews of grace! Great Sun, illume my heart! That I to some sad soul may ...
— Gleams of Sunshine - Optimistic Poems • Joseph Horatio Chant

... trim your lamp, and let its light Illume the darkness of the night; And with the tarrying host attend The Bridegroom, ...
— Hymns from the East - Being Centos and Suggestions from the Office Books of the - Holy Eastern Church • John Brownlie

... eagle plume, He tamed his eagle eye, And vowed his love would life consume If I refused with him to fly, His teepee to illume. ...
— Indian Legends of Minnesota • Various

... who from the realms above By night and day shed down the beauteous light To cheer mankind, but who may not illume Departed spirits, save a mortal pair! A brother's and a sister's anguish pity! For thou, Diana, lov'st thy gentle brother Beyond what earth and heaven can offer thee And dost, with quiet yearning, ever ...
— Iphigenia in Tauris • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

... flowers these— Spring's full-faced primroses, Summer's wild wide-hearted rose, Autumn's wall-flower of the close, And, thy darkness to illume, Winter's bee-thronged ivy-bloom. Seek and serve them where they bide From Candlemas to Christmas-tide, For these simples used aright Shall restore ...
— Rewards and Fairies • Rudyard Kipling



Words linked to "Illume" :   floodlight, illumine, spotlight, lighten, illuminate, light up, lighten up, light



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