Synonyms for aureole

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The moonlight caught her grey hair and burnished it to an aureole of silver.

Aureole: a ring of color which is usually diffuse outwardly.

My eyes came round to the aureole which was their usual magnet.

There was an aureole of fine hairs about them which gave them the appearance of angel's wings.

The golden light of eventide illumined the city as with an aureole.

Her burnished hair was like an aureole about her, and in her eyes was the fire of victory.

She shook out her long hair and it stretched about her like an aureole.

Aureole looked up sharply: You could have told me to move, couldnt you?

Aureole broke silence with a sudden: Mr. Heron, do you think Im happy?

Aureole let her eyes follow the disappearing craft that contained Peter.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Latin aureola (corona), fem. diminutive of aureus "golden" (see aureate). In medieval Christianity, the celestial crown worn by martyrs, virgins, etc., as victors over the flesh.

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