Origin of illumination
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The book is fascinating partly for its illumination of the origins of current conventions.
Rather than selective filtering for purposes of justification, information is instead used as the fuel for illumination.What Hockey Players Can Teach our Toothless Politicians|Dave Maney|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Consider the opening of the first illumination, “After the Flood:”
Here are five of my favorite moments of illumination from the book.
Romme, a mystical republican, infused into her mind the German spirit of illumination.History of the Girondists, Volume I|Alphonse de Lamartine
Green earth and blue sky were so much shelter and illumination to its pure and solitary joy.The Helpmate|May Sinclair
It was an illumination, as Morton said, upon that pitiful thing we call 'class.'The Best Short Stories of 1917|Various
The thanksgivings of yesterday are poor when considered in the illumination of to-day.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. Peter|J. Rawson Lumby
The barrels were piled high, so that the illumination could be seen a long distance.The Putnam Hall Rivals|Arthur M. Winfield
British Dictionary definitions for illumination
Word Origin and History for illumination
late 14c., "spiritual enlightenment," from Latin illuminationem (nominative illuminatio), from past participle stem of illuminare "to throw into light, make bright, light up;" figuratively "to set off, illustrate," from assimilated form of in- "in, into" (see in- (2)) + lumen (genitive luminis) "light," related to lucere "to shine" (see light (n.)). Meaning "action of lighting" is from 1560s.