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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Haloed hā"lōd Surrounded with a halo; invested with an ideal glory; glorified. "Some haloed face bending over me."
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  • Irving Layton
    Irving Layton
    “Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.”
  • H.G. Wells
    “Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.”


In literature:

So, posthumously, he began to wear for Henry a faint halo of humanity.
"Young Lives" by Richard Le Gallienne
Into it there stole a joyous luminance which made saints' haloes for the reflected heads of mountains.
"The Port of Adventure" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Resuming his Jaeger halo, Mr. SHAW then left.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, March 12, 1919" by Various
The fact that he's a spy, in peril most of the time, gives him a sort of halo.
"The Apartment Next Door" by William Andrew Johnston
Her beautiful face was tinted with a bluish light, that seemed to surround her with a halo of romance.
"The Torrent" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
Despite that halo of early sanctity, she was held to be seriously tainted with heresy.
"The Story Of Ireland" by Emily Lawless
These chiefly halo the homes of "the grand old masters" of poetry, painting, eloquence, and martial glory.
"A Walk from London to John O'Groat's" by Elihu Burritt
The moonlight streaming through the window illumined his head as with a halo.
"Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy" by Charles Major
As he looked round there was a halo of triumph which seemed to illuminate his face.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
Back again in Paris, Lola found that even her new halo of romance was powerless to win favour for her dancing.
"Love affairs of the Courts of Europe" by Thornton Hall
On and off the stage her geniality distinguished her like a halo.
"The Story of My Life" by Ellen Terry
Through it the candle burned in a misty halo.
"The Courage of Captain Plum" by James Oliver Curwood
One ray of sunlight fell among the tangles of her golden hair, and glowed like a halo above the marble-white brow.
"Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession" by Benjamin Wood
Even the town pump wore a halo of glorified rosy mist.
"Sandy" by Alice Hegan Rice
Be that as it may, the old mine was surrounded by a halo of fear which we youngsters never cared to penetrate.
"Homestead on the Hillside" by Mary Jane Holmes
The halo is for the true Church!
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Yet the pastor's tea-table arises with a halo around it.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
An unfading halo rests on the place of his birth.
"The Awakening of China" by W.A.P. Martin
She had a halo of blond hair, through which the lamplight was shining, and she stood near the man, who seemed to be teasing her.
"The Woman Who Toils" by Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
The first day, in spite of the corduroy ruckabuck jouncing, I felt a sort of halo of joy hovering around me.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper

In poetry:

She looks as though She came to grace
The earth, from world less soiled than this,
Around her head and virgin face
Halo of heavenly holiness.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Your shadows o'er our fields ere night
Draw from the shadow of old trees;
Ghost-hallowed run the streams, and light
Hangs halo-wise in the great peace.
"The Men Who Loved The Cause That Never Dies" by John Freeman
Passed the morning, the noon: came the even --
The temple of Christ was aflame
With the halo of lights on three altars,
And one wore His own Mother's name.
"The Immaculate Conception" by Abram Joseph Ryan
``If with the years male energy should wane,
Orders and honours on you shall be shed:
Thus will you still in man's remembrance reign,
A halo round your head.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
Picture two lovers side by side
who sleep and dream and wake to hold
the real and imagined world
body by body, word by word
in the wild halo of their thought.
""Thought is Surrounded" by Gwen Harwood
The trains on the up line seem'd to glow
With a misty halo of drift and snow,
While a wave from their drivers as they flew
Was like a wave from a ghost to our view.
"Jim Dalley" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

' Halo 4' is franchise's best yet.
HALO 4 honors memory of Gluckstadt teen.
Halo 4, the latest installment in Microsoft Corp.'s video-game franchise, took in more than $220 million in its first 24 hours on sale, setting a record for the title.
And with Halo 4 out in time for the holidays, it might be the gift that keeps giving.
Critic's Notebook: Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Halo 4.
Black Ops 2, Halo 4 set for a sales shootout.
Canadian actor Daniel Cudmore makes his mark, from Halo to Twilight Saga.
The Halo stereo headset comes with the company's Noise Blackout technology and A2DP technology.
These are the latest infusions forming a health halo over the gum category.
'Forward Unto Dawn' goes beyond the Master Chief's story to shed more light on the Halo universe.
Halo 4 is one of the strongest titles in the long-running Xbox franchise but it isn't perfect.
'Halo 4' updates: 'Inifinity' multiplayer, limited edition pre-order.
All eyes on Call of Duty after strong Halo 4 launch.
As a game, it's more Oregon Trail than Halo.
Weatherlore says that the appearance of solar pillars, sundogs and halos may herald the coming of stormy weather in a few days.

In science:

The sub-tree below this parent halo (see Figure 8) defines the extent of the ionised region and the cooling times of all halos within it are recalculated taking into account the amplitude of the flux and the time for which it acts.
On the population of primordial star clusters in the presence of UV background radiation
It is possible that this could affect neighbouring halos; more likely it will simply ensure thorough mixing of metals throughout a common parent halo.
On the population of primordial star clusters in the presence of UV background radiation
Radiative cooling brings halo shapes in excellent agreement with observed clusters, however, cooling along with feedback mechanism make the halos more flattened.
Morphology and Evolution of Simulated and Optical Clusters: A Comparative Analysis
Therefore, a statistical analysis of various properties of DM halos, galaxy clusters, and X-ray gas distributions will be useful to probe possible bias of luminous galaxies toward sub-halos and their correspondence with the distribution of hot gas.
Morphology and Evolution of Simulated and Optical Clusters: A Comparative Analysis
The host dark matter halos have a spin and last ma jor merger redshift typical of galaxy sized halos as measured in recent large scale N–Body simulations.
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
We selected a halo mass range to study halos associated with typical disk galaxies.
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
GAL1, the largest halo, is more massive than that of our Milky Way, as a recent analysis points to a Milky Way halo of about 1012 M⊙ (Klypin et al. 2002).
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
We therefore stress that the zlmm of these three halos is close to the average of the population of galaxy sized halos in our adopted cosmology, as measured in a recent large set of N-body simulations (Li et al. 2005).
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
We used the DWF1 simulation to verify that increasing feedback limits the efficiency of star formation in progenitor halos with Vc < 30-50 km/sec and delays it until small subhalos merge into halos with a sufficiently deep potential well (see also Neistein et al. (2006)).
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
Assuming that the halo contains a reservoir of cooling gas originating from a Galactic Fountain, a galaxy in orbit within the halo can be expected to capture some of this gas.
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
If by chance some of the progenitors of a halo have cusps as steep as r−2 (that is, if they form through radial collapse from approximately scale-free initial conditions) the final halo will have a correspondingly steep cusp.
On Universal Halos and the Radial Orbit Instability
Halo (e) is very similar in appearance to halo (d).
On Universal Halos and the Radial Orbit Instability
Halo (e), which was evolved with an external quadrupolar force, has a spin parameter much larger than the other two halos.
On Universal Halos and the Radial Orbit Instability
Figure 4 (bottom panel) shows our halo angular momentum profiles and the best fits to this new formula with Γ = 1.52/1.32/1.14 for halos (b), (d), and (e) respectively.
On Universal Halos and the Radial Orbit Instability
The figure shows j 2/rM (r) as a function of r for halos (c) and (d) as well as rρ(r) for halo (d).
On Universal Halos and the Radial Orbit Instability