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Surround with or as if with a halo:‘gas lamps haloed in mist’
- ‘They weren't having any difficulties seeing; to me there was nothing but vague shadows while patches of darkness with a bit more solidity than others moved around, occasionally haloed by the feeble glow from the door.’
- ‘A continuous buzz of black flies haloed their heads.’
- ‘A cold front is moving down from the States, and a shank-of-the-night fog haloes the few lights.’
- ‘Every night at eight o'clock, as dependably as the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico, the dirty window of a dilapidated cigar-maker's cottage on Catherine Street in Key West was suddenly haloed with a reddish glow.’
- ‘Christian bats feebly at a small plague of gnats haloing his head and the damp air bonds to his skin and his muscles ache from sitting too long.’
- ‘It was a glorious sunset, all crimson and gold, haloing the bare granite peaks and pine-scattered slopes that trailed down to the desert.’
- ‘The 30-minute flight crosses majestic mountain peaks haloed by rain clouds that feed the waterfalls flowing briskly down their flanks.’
- ‘Under a Greek moon, Penelope Cruz sits at a scarred wooden table, haloed in white light.’
- ‘What's more, the mountain was haloed by phosphorescent blue bands of some sort of energy crackling all around it.’
- ‘A head-dress of feathers and birds' wings haloed his head.’
- ‘As the sun came from behind the clouds, a burst of brilliant light caught your hair, it was haloed in front of me.’
- ‘Sculptor and installation artist Susan Meyer Fenton is haloed against a wrinkled and therefore turbulent backdrop.’
- ‘Cash stopped to see where I was when the apple caught her square on the side of the head, haloed brightly by a tinsel of outward flying juice and chunks of exploding apple-meat.’
- ‘The hills were an unearthly shade of green and the low patches of fog haloed the peaks of the trees, making them tall saints, staring down benevolently at the wet quiet of the valley.’
- ‘The equally glamorous Einstein's Cross, composed of five fiery white balls in a deep blue field haloed by a flickering ring of red, is closely based on a Hubble telescope image taken off the Internet.’
- ‘Men and beasts have retreated up the hillside, haloed in dusty sunshine.’
- ‘The two heavy-cruisers, trading fire with the Corona Fire and the Mystic in the other direction, were occasionally haloed by violent bursts of red, white and violet light.’
- ‘‘Room Tone’ bucks the dualistic bent of its five predecessors by retaining a jittery hum that is continually haloed by the digital equivalent of the plastic flash that had to be cut away from Airfix kit parts before assembly.’
- ‘With the sun directly behind him, his head was haloed like that of an angel, his gorgeous angular features were emphasized by the light behind him.’
- ‘Now that John's been enlightened, he's wondering if he's haloed people who weren't pre-perps.’
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