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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of becloud.


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  • There, the world of Alonis hung in space, a beclouded indigo jewel in the night.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • In the old Soviet Union, one favorite technique was to have the State Psychiatrist "diagnose" dissidents with what the Soviet communists liked called "sluggish schizophrenia" a sort of incipient schizophrenic/psychotic process that beclouded the "proper" thinking process of a true communist--because, who in their right mind would believe that individual freedom was more important than the collective?

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  • Like him or not, Wicker argues, Nixon was that - until his "fetish for secrecy" undid him, "not just ultimately in Watergate, but in the widespread lack of support and good will of a public that could seldom see his world vision because of the 'crafty atmospherics' that beclouded it."

    Off The Enemies List At Last

  • Craig by no means limited his attack on nature to his beclouded Idaho.


  • Thus, "the issue never gets resolved and lingers in the domain of limbo, beclouded by suspicion, but unresolved so far as opinion-makers are concerned-and thus ignored."

    9/11 And American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, A Review

  • Newspapers were reporting dust storms as early as 1860: “The air was filled with bricks, barrels, boxes, tubs, signs, and boards which were blown about like chaff, and the dust so beclouded the air as to shut out the light of day.”


  • To appreciate just how low those might be, it's only necessary to know that the story concerns a computer geek who has trouble finding a girl, thanks to problems in the self-esteem department -- and that this character's already beclouded mind is to become the repository for the top-secret files of U.S. intelligence agencies.

    Fever in the Brain

  • 'I look out at some early hour of the day, and see a fine, perfect rainbow, bright with promise, gloriously spanning the beclouded welkin of life.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Helena, while a shade of sadness beclouded her eyes.

    In Search of the Castaways

  • She! in whose breast still lingered reminiscences of those old doubts which had beclouded his image for her at their first meeting.

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  • "...a woman towards whom she had set out with a longing to carry some clearness and comfort into her beclouded youth."

    - George Eliot, Middlemarch

    February 27, 2008

  • You're right! A charming word.

    February 20, 2008

  • Good imagery and symmetry.

    February 20, 2008