A paper published this week illuminated (pun intended) the relationship between light and matter.
And it has illuminated the widening divide between most of America and the super-rich.
A bright box was depressing, paradoxically, and a dark box meant that it was illuminated with a letter.
I took it as my own, even as I illuminated its ludicrousness.
It has also illuminated its best hope for true freedom, real equality, and vital democracy.
He held the lamp down and illuminated a smudge of blood like the mark of a boot-sole upon the wooden sill.
The ship had been illuminated, and the band played at times on the deck.
There is the glory of the illuminated forest, and on this side the long shadows of the trees upon the hills.
The light that illuminated the stage was similarly arranged.
The long aqueduct was illuminated from top to bottom, as was also the cathedral tower, and every house in the city.
c.1500, "to light up, shine on," a back-formation from illumination, or else from Latin illuminatus, past participle of illuminare (see illumination). Earlier was enlumyen (late 14c.) "decorate written material with gold, silver, bright colors," from Old French enluminer, from Late Latin inluminare; also illumine (late 14c.). Related: Illuminated; illuminating.