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au·re·ole

 (ôr′ē-ōl′) also au·re·o·la (ô-rē′ə-lə)
n.
1. A circular or oval light surrounding the head or body of a representation of a deity or holy person; a halo.
2. Astronomy See corona.

[Middle English, from Late Latin (corōna) aureola, golden (crown), feminine of Latin aureolus, golden, from aureus, from aurum, gold.]
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in the air, in the manner of a rainbow; but the aureola is conferred
Mientras observa el ensanchamiento de la aureola verdosa, de este parasito que poco a poco invade su cuerpo, ella recorre su casa y al trasladarse a cada una de las habitaciones se produce un deambular paralelo por los recuerdos del pasado, de su infancia remota, o por aquellos relacionados con su vida de casada (cuando compartio esos espacios con marido e hijos), como si su preterito arrojara una luz esencial sobre los miedos y angustias generados por la metamorfosis que esta viviendo.
KENNY Aureola Joyce Second Anniversary Treasured memories of my loving wife and wonderful mum and nan.
El avance de una civilizacion no tutelada por la cultura desembocaba en "la epoca de las dictaduras" ("Muchachos") bajo la egida del irracionalismo y con fenomenos caracteristicos: la militarizacion de la vida publica--con sus consignas de estandarizacion, rigidez y disciplina marcial--, y el auge de los caudillos, figurones de aureola mesianica que concentraban las ilusiones instintivas (y el miedo al fracaso y al caos) de la poblacion, cuando en realidad perseguian la satisfaccion de su personal "voluntad de poderio".
Because it is surrounded by an aureola of the unsaid, an utterance speaks more than it says, mediates between past and future, transcends the speaker's conscious thought, passes beyond his manipulative control, and creates in the mind of the hearer worlds unanticipated.
The pendant golden blades of the Japanese grass Hakonechloa macra Aureola are dipped in pink and crimson and the plain green species changes, chameleon-like, as if to fit in with the glowing garden.
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Chip samples were collected while mapping the contact, as the outer 10m of the Quartz Monzonite and the surrounding Hornfels aureola show a marked increase in vein intensity.