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sunshine

the light received directly from the sun

sunshine

[′sən‚shīn]
(astronomy)
Direct radiation from the sun, as opposed to the shading of a location by clouds or by other obstructions.
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He appeared utterly cut off from everything but the sunshine, and that even seemed to be made for him alone.
There is nothing kindly or hopeful even in the sunshine. At night, when the tide comes thundering in as it does so often at this time of the year, one is afraid.
They were married in the sunshine of the old orchard, circled by the loving and kindly faces of long-familiar friends.
He saw Phoebe, however, and caught an illumination from her youthful and pleasant aspect, which, indeed, threw a cheerfulness about the parlor, like the circle of reflected brilliancy around the glass vase of flowers that was standing in the sunshine. He made a salutation, or, to speak nearer the truth, an ill-defined, abortive attempt at curtsy.
After lunch, people strolled about, by twos and threes, through the house and garden, enjoying the sunshine without and within.
At last she could run no longer; she sat down on a large stone, and when she looked about her, she saw that the summer had passed; it was late in the autumn, but that one could not remark in the beautiful garden, where there was always sunshine, and where there were flowers the whole year round.
In this direction, the sunshine penetrates the dismal mist.
Pearl, looking at this bright wonder of a house began to caper and dance, and imperatively required that the whole breadth of sunshine should be stripped off its front, and given her to play with.
It has stood perhaps by the clustering apple-blossoms, or in the broad sunshine by the cornfield, or at a turning by the wood where a clear brook was gurgling below; and surely, if there came a traveller to this world who knew nothing of the story of man's life upon it, this image of agony would seem to him strangely out of place in the midst of this joyous nature.
Joan turned and stumbled out hastily, deathly sick, reeling into the sunshine and clutching at the air for support.
Sister Myra is right is one thing Rose is a delicate creature, quick to flourish in the sunshine, and as quick to droop without it.
He slowly moved his head back and forth under it and turned from side to side, now in the sunshine, now in the shade, feeling the shadow, as it were, testing it by sensation.