Synonyms for aurora

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On the 16th of April the 'Aurora' dropped anchor in the harbour of Zanzibar.

Then Aurora saw that Tithonus was growing into a little old man.

The aurora, like a hundred searchlights, was whipping across the sky.

The gang-plank was hauled in, and the Aurora swung out from the bank.

Already has not its aurora brightened the tops of my snow-covered mountains?

The former looked as if she were about to, but Mrs. Aurora Chase came forward.

Elizabeth asked why Aurora should hold his opinions lightly.

Aurora and I wouldn't interrupt a business talk for the world.

He came out of the bushes, so Elvira and Aurora say, and spoke to them.

We sat in the aurora of a sunrise which was to put out all the stars.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn, from PIE *ausus- "dawn," also the name of the Indo-European goddess of the dawn, from root *aus- "to shine," especially of the dawn (cf. Greek eos "dawn," auein "to dry, kindle;" Sanskrit usah, Lithuanian ausra "dawn;" Latin auster "south wind," usum "to burn;" Old English east "east").

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