Why I even remember when Bill Frist was limned as some kind of great sage.
The figures in Pompeiian frescoes are limned upon a blank bright wall, most frequently deep red in color.
Every feature of the old captains face was limned with grief.
limned faintly against the reflected light was the outline of a crouching man's body.
But the words of Professor Maniel were limned on the retina of his brain in letters of fire.
There was one only of the group who had not been limned by Miss Rothesay.
His cherished picture was hanging there and the lovely figure was limned as usual in living lines upon the paper.
There stood the son of Siegmund in such dainty grace, as he were limned on parchment by skillful master's art.
There was no suggestion of a body, only that majestic head crowned with hyacinthine locks and limned in lambent fire.
The overhead light shimmered off her hair and limned her figure with shadows.
early 15c., "to illuminate" (manuscripts), altered from Middle English luminen, "to illuminate manuscripts" (late 14c.), from Old French luminer "light up, illuminate," from Latin luminare "illuminate, burnish," from lumen (genitive luminis) "radiant energy, light," related to lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)). Sense of "portray, depict" first recorded 1590s. Related: Limned.