As journalists report bolder acts by the renegades, nimbus and his friends are forced to move further from childhood innocence.
The light of the sun, striking upon her helmet, encircled her with a nimbus of gold.
It was like a thunderbolt in a nimbus—the rush of Flagg down the mountain.
But a nimbus of golden light still shone around the gallant Vigo.
The nimbus of the saint in his eyes, was associated with the crown of martyrdom.
There is no nimbus around her head, no sign of the cross upon her breast; her hands are clasped on no crucifix or rosary.
Above is a nimbus of clouds, and above the nimbus, the weighing of souls.
It is the common mistake which gathers a nimbus of mystic sense around every book excessively revered.
The gas-lights have no heart in them, and each wears a nimbus.
A nimbus encircled each radiant bloom, a halo pale yet lustrous.
1610s, "bright cloud surrounding a god," from Latin nimbus "cloud," perhaps related to nebula "cloud, mist" (see nebula). Meaning "halo" is first recorded c.1730. Meteorological sense of "a rain cloud" is from 1803.