Because during those times that were so cruel and so dark, those small acts of kindness were beacons of light.
Punctuating the sand from end to end, postos are the permanent lifeguard stands that act like beacons.
Mr Peek, who organised a raft of Golden Jubilee beacons in 2002, delivered the crystal to the Tower of London yesterday evening.
Cuomo, as any other governor would, insists his budgets are beacons of responsibility.
Both athletes are—at this moment, at least—national heroes and beacons of American patriotism.
It was not merely a melody but also a mnemonic; just as their towers were not merely trophies but beacons and belfries.
With the stars as our beacons, what ought we to expect if our system be really in motion?
Men offer not up old glove leather for incense, nor are beacons fed with undressed hides, I trow.
The islands are dismissed with a brief note or two about beacons and lights.
Why should we not see superior beings ahead of us, beacons, as it were, on the route we have to follow?
Old English beacen "sign, portent, lighthouse," from West Germanic *baukna "beacon, signal" (cf. Old Frisian baken, Old Saxon bokan, Old High German bouhhan); not found outside Germanic. Perhaps borrowed from Latin bucina "a crooked horn or trumpet, signal horn." But more likely from PIE *bhew-, a variant of the base *bha- "to gleam, shine" (see phantasm). Figurative use from c.1600.
a pole (Heb. to'ren) used as a standard or ensign set on the tops of mountains as a call to the people to assemble themselves for some great national purpose (Isa. 30:17). In Isa. 33:23 and Ezek. 27:5, the same word is rendered "mast." (See Banner.)