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noun 
  1. The direct rays, light or warmth of the sun.<ref name="Webster's c 2001">Webster's College Dictionary, Random House, 2001</ref>
We were warmed by the bright .
  1. A location on which the sun's rays fall.<ref name="Webster's c 2001"/>
We moved out of the shade and into the .
  1. geniality or cheerfulness.<ref name="Webster's c 2001"/>
I enjoyed the of her smile.
  1. A source of cheerfulness or joy.<ref name="Webster's c 2001"/>
  2. The effect which the sun has when it lights and warms some place.<ref name="Webster's c 2001"/>
Translations: 
  • German: Sonnenschein
  • Italian: luce del sole
  • Spanish: luz del sol
adjective 
  1. (context, mostly, _, US) Open to and permitting public access, especially with regard to activities that were previously closed-door or back-room meetings.
Because of the law, we could go to the planning meeting.
Translations: Etymology: In the Coverdale Bible in 1535, in Genesis and Exodus about 1250 as sunnesine.<ref>Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988</ref> Compound of sun + shine.


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