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 Diwali gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects them from spiritual darkness. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, 1 Oct. 2021 And that sense of inner light and confidence is something Andrew isn’t afraid to wear on her sleeve. Caroline Tell, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 Jan. 2021 Your energy is high and your inner light is shining, drawing plenty of opportunities your way. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 1 Jan. 2021 That spirit lifted everything in the show, which Morales directed with a joyful touch — making sure that through the characters’ problems, the audience never lost sight of their inner light. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 23 Dec. 2020 Brilliant and vulnerable, Clarice’s bravery gives her an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her. James Hibberd, EW.com, 8 Dec. 2020 What most have in common, though, are the abundance of sweets, family gatherings, and the lighting of clay lamps that symbolize the inner light that protects each household from spiritual darkness. Amy Mckeever, History & Culture, 12 Nov. 2020 When a woman follows her own inner light, others see it. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Nov. 2020 View this post on Instagram What is most important for you right now is to connect to your own inner light. Tanya Edwards, refinery29.com, 2 May 2020

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First Known Use of inner light

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Inner light.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inner%20light. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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