The moon had just begun to put in a faint claim to be recognized as a luminary, when I pulled up to my father's private jetty.
Wish I knew the name of the luminary raising hell for me this morning!
The two Hebrew words used of this luminary in the Bible, mean "pale light" and "white."
And for the same reason we have to place the foot of the luminary on the horizon.
Whether or not that luminary left his couch when he should, Tom had no means of finding out, for it was still heavily raining.
“Just so; a dean or some other luminary,” nodded the doctor.
Dawson of Sedburgh was a luminary better known than ever Dr. Watson was, by mathematicians both foreign and domestic.
This island was in that age the luminary of the Caledonian regions.
The screen immediately below the horizon intercepts the image of the luminary below that line.
In the days of creation it should have been suspended as the only luminary in the firmament.
mid-15c., "lamp, source of (artificial) light," from Old French luminarie (12c.), "lamp, lights, lighting; candles; brightness, illumination," from Late Latin luminare "light, torch, lamp, heavenly body," literally "that which gives light," from Latin lumen (genitive luminis) "light," related to lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)). Sense of "notable person" is first recorded 1690s, though the Middle English word also had a figurative sense of "source of spiritual light, example of holiness."