Usage examples for luminosity

  1. I declare, a man living here ought to attain a high candle- power of luminosity. – The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson
  2. Recently an extraordinary instance of luminosity was recorded as occurring in our own country. – Fungi: Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  3. In the case of phosphorus the condenser should be of glass, and the process of distillation conducted in the dark, so that the luminosity of the phosphorus may be noted. – Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  4. Mr P. H. Gosse, in his interesting work, The Ocean, gives the following account of this luminosity of the sea, as witnessed by himself on one occasion: In a voyage to the Gulf of Mexico, I saw the water in those seas more splendidly luminous than I had ever observed before. – The Ocean and its Wonders by R.M. Ballantyne
  5. The somber night was suddenly lit by a steady luminosity in the distance. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  6. At an altitude of 2, 150 feet the air- liner slid out over the Sea, the waters of which shone in the mid- afternoon sun with a peculiar luminosity. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  7. He sat up and bent his keen black eyes that sparkled under his heavy white brows with absolute luminosity upon the girl at his side. – Andrew the Glad by Maria Thompson Daviess
  8. But the luminosity would depend on substance ignited and rendered incandescent. – Theological Essays by Charles Bradlaugh
  9. In other words we should conclude that the bright stars seem to be bright to us not because of their proximity but because of their large intrinsic luminosity. – Lectures on Stellar Statistics by Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier
  10. And it was expressed in the sudden, strange luminosity of her eyes- I would not have you think that they were tears- as they met and held his own. – The Heart of a Woman by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  11. Its brightness is much greater in some places than in others; the central parts are, generally speaking, the most brilliant, and the luminosity gradually fades away as the edge of the nebula is approached. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  12. It gives off but little light, its luminosity being largely due to the stimulation of the impurities in the radium by the powerful but invisible radium rays. – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  13. The field of view of a large telescope usually discloses a number of stars scattered over a black background of sky; but the blackness of the background is not uniform: the practised eye of the skilled observer will detect in some parts of the heavens a faint luminosity. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  14. The luminosity is often so bright that when brought near a printed page in the dark, words can be read. – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  15. Catherine could think of nothing of the kind, and Morris's luminosity seemed almost pitiless. – Washington Square by Henry James
  16. I think every woman would like to dress always by a blaze of electric light, and be seen only in the soft luminosity of candle light- how lovely we would all look, to be sure! – The House in Good Taste by Elsie de Wolfe
  17. The air was surprisingly cold, considering the heat that had preceded and would follow it, and the priest shivered a little as he stood clear of the roof, and stared, now at the motionless figure in the chair before him, now at the vast vault of the sky passing, even as he looked, from a cold colourless luminosity to a tender tint of yellow, as far away beyond Thabor and Moab the dawn began to deepen. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  18. Rarely, in the paler zones, do earth and heaven take such luminosity: those will best understand me who have seen the splendor of a West Indian sky. – Chita: A Memory of Last Island by Lafcadio Hearn
  19. A colourless morning, neither freezing nor thawing; visibility probably low, luminosity certainly mediocre; in fact, typical Christmas weather of the modern realistic school, as against the Christmas Number weather of the last ten days. – Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front by E. W. Hornung
  20. Luminosity is not stumbled into. – Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest by J. Frank Dobie