Examples of nimbus in a Sentence
fans are inevitably disappointed when the nimbus of glamour about their favorite celebrity turns out to be an illusion
the nimbi for the sculpted figures around the exterior of the church are simple disks about the saints' heads
Recent Examples of nimbus from the Web
Millions of Americans across a 70-mile-wide swath from Oregon to South Carolina on Monday watched the moon pass in front of the sun and, ultimately, cover it altogether, except for a fiery nimbus at its edge.
Furthermore, today’s president is doing invaluable damage to Americans’ infantilizing assumption that the presidency magically envelops its occupant with a nimbus of seriousness. …
Sarah Menkedick | Longreads | May 2017 | 15 minutes (3,743 words) Meg first appeared to me as a nimbus of curly red hair, looming above my top bunk late at night.
A tale of an insular populace that doesn’t think twice before opening its arms to an international throng of strangers automatically acquires a near-utopian nimbus.
Even as figs continue to pelt the ground, the first to fall have begun to rot and are enveloped in a nimbus of diaphanous white fungus.
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Synonymsair, ambience (or ambiance), aroma, atmosphere, climate, flavor, halo, karma, mood, aura, note, odor, patina, smell, temper, vibration (s)
Related Wordsaureole (or aureola), mystique, romance; genius loci; feel, feeling, sensation, sense, spirit; attribute, character, characteristic, image, mark, notion, peculiarity, picture, property, trait; color, illusion, overtone, semblance, suggestion, tone
NIMBUS Defined for English Language Learners
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: a circle of light
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