1 A falling star shone in the dark firmament.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian AndersenContext Highlight In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
2 By degrees the wind abated, vast gray clouds rolled towards the west, and the blue firmament appeared studded with bright stars.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
3 Monte Cristo raised his eyes, but he could not see the heavens; there was a stone veil between him and the firmament.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 113. The Past.
4 Before him and behind: above, below, on the right and on the left: he seemed to stand surrounded by a firmament, all bright with gleaming eyes.
5 The distant rims of the world and of the firmament seemed to be a division in time no less than a division in matter.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
6 The firmament was as a scroll rolled away.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James JoyceContext Highlight In Chapter 3
7 At the moment when one expects it the least, God placards a meteor on the wall of the firmament.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 12: CHAPTER II—PRELIMINARY GAYETIES
8 But they take no violence on their plumage, nor wounds on their bodies; and soaring into the firmament with rapid flight, leave their foul traces on the spoil they had half consumed.
9 Pausing first to put the door key in its old place behind the shutter, she resolutely turned her face to the confronting pile of firmamental darkness beyond the palings, and stepped into its midst.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers