American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The soft, subdued light seen at dusk or dawn or in dimly lit interiors.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a grayish light (as at dawn or dusk or in dim interiors).
- n. a greyish light (as at dawn or dusk or in dim interiors)
“I tiptoed back to my rooms in the misty half-light and prepared for bed as the town began to stir.”
“We lay there in the half-light and the quiet, breathing.”
“She stood in front of me in the half-light of the bedroom.”
“He smiled, and though his eyes had been replaced long ago by visual sensors that glowed dimly red in the half-light, I imagined that I could yet detect a spark of that charismatic man who had won the hearts of thousands even as he brought about their destruction.”
“If you've ever woken up in a state of fear and dread in the half-light hour before sunrise, then you know what depression is.”
“I stood in the half-light of the glowing canopy of stars, mesmerized.”
“I could only think of the wretched cows swaying along in queasy, jolting half-light, then suddenly a lurch and a terrific violence as the world turned upside down.”
“The cranky-looking figure with large spectacles and wispy hair and beard was never a household name; nor were the bulk of the figures whose work he rescued from the dusty half-light with his Anthology of American Folk Music in 1952.”
“The bird circles endlessly in my room, in the half-light, comes close, bringing the harsh carnival of his eye to mine, causing my neck to fall down in slices of yellow, my shoulder to reveal the five sleeping armies.”
“Sure, commercial broadcasters would have held the government to account, but this society-redefining legislation would have been played out in half-light.”
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