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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bedim.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. made dim or indistinct.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. made dim or indistinct


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  • In they came, their eyes bedimmed with tears, and took their seats in all humility near the chair of the lady whom Paris the archer once wedded, one on this side, one on that, to right and left, with weapons on them; and both threw their suppliant arms round the knees of


  • He told one correspondent that “Henry A. can never be in the nature of things a very spacious or sympathetic companion and Mrs. A. strikes me as toned down and bedimmed from her ancient brilliancy.”

    The Five of Hearts

  • But as it proceeds, the clear vision that marks the early part of the Report gets bedimmed and the writers get entangled in the economic defences of the existing system.

    The Obstacle of Industrialism

  • I shook him warmly by the hand as a tear bedimmed his eye.

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • You meet, for example, two or three Tradesmen in the street, whom you recognize at once to be Tradesmen by a glance at their angles and rapidly bedimmed sides, and you ask them to step into your house to lunch.

    Flatland: a romance of many dimensions

  • And darting upon the paper, with eyes bedimmed, and voice choked with emotion, he read the whole document from the last letter to the first.

    Journey to the Interior of the Earth

  • With the aid of his spirits, Prospero has 'bedimmed/The noontide sun, called forth the mutinous winds,/And twixt the green sea and the azured vault/Set roaring war'.


  • Ah, whose eye hath not bedimmed in this intoxicated twilight!

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • Thus, by the secret hand of Thy medicining was my swelling abated, and the troubled and bedimmed eyesight of my mind, by the smarting anointings of healthful sorrows, was from day to day healed.

    The Confessions

  • And gazing in I saw a sight that soon bedimmed my eye.

    The Driver Boy


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