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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HALO

In her eagerness, it was as if the halo of joy that surrounded her were quivering.

Her hair was soft and light, and formed a halo round her forehead.

She placed him on a dizzy height above her, amid a halo of goodness and grandeur.

There is always a ring of land round a town, like a halo round the moon.

And the halo formed of those tears ennobled all she saw about her.

The halo of her tawny hair stirred as I let myself drop by her side.

The moon rested on its little head and made its fuzz of hair a halo.

The law, whose arrangements of words are omniscient, provided such a halo.

Thus, in a halo of tearful glory, the Count-Bishop was laid to rest.

But now it was time for the halo to appear again, to herald the sun's returning.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Latin halo (nominative halos), from Greek halos "disk of the sun or moon, ring of light around the sun or moon" (also "threshing floor" and "disk of a shield"), of unknown origin. Sense of "light around the head of a holy person or deity" first recorded 1640s. As a verb from 1801.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HALO

areola

nounring over head

aureole

nounradiant circle
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