inner light

noun, often capitalized I&L

Definition of inner light

: a divine presence held (as in Quaker doctrine) to enlighten and guide the soul

Examples of inner light in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other paintings overlay a cranium and its contents, whether bone, flesh or inner light. Washington Post, "In the galleries: The heady works of Soriano at OAS Art Museum of the Americas," 13 Sep. 2019 All these gifts and blessed souls and inner lights being extinguished lately is devastating. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "One year after his death, XXXTentacion left a triumphant, tragic, troubled legacy," 18 June 2019 Soft, translucent glazes of oil paint make the painting shine with an inner light. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Bellini masterpieces at the Getty make for one of the year's best museum shows," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of inner light

1856, in the meaning defined above

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20 Sep 2019

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The first known use of inner light was in 1856

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