LUMINARY in a Sentence

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For roadway luminaries, I estimate an illumination increase with proper shielding to perhaps 115 percent of the unshielded level.

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 Meanings and Examples of LUMINARY
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luminary
 n.  celebrity; person who is an inspiration to others; person who has achieved eminence in specific field
Classic Sentence:
1  The sun, the great luminary of the universe, had become as sackcloth of hair.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
2  They are well enough acquainted with the motions of those two luminaries, and understand the nature of eclipses; and this is the utmost progress of their astronomy.
Gulliver's Travels 2 By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: CHAPTER IX.
3  For five, perhaps ten minutes, the two luminaries confronted each other across the level land, resting on opposite edges of the world.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4. The Pioneer Woman's Story: IV
Example Sentence:
1  A leading light of the American stage, Ethel Barrymore was a theatrical luminary whose name lives on.
2  For roadway luminaries, I estimate an illumination increase with proper shielding to perhaps 115 percent of the unshielded level.