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  • v. To become cloudy or overcast.

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

  • v. become covered with clouds
  • v. become overcast


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  • Later in the day, the plexiglass sheets that separated the climbers from the view would begin to cloud over with the accumulated moisture panted out of hundreds of pairs of lungs, but this early in the morning, the skyline of Toronto fell away beside them with vertigo-inducing clarity.

    Blood Lines

  • A prodigal and autumnal sun broke briefly through the cloud over Lixouri, and the old man paused for thought.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • An 'have ye niver drifted along, the water clear as glass, whin suddin, belike a cloud over the sun, the mushy-ice comes bubblin' up an 'up till from bank to bank an' bind to bind it's drapin 'the river like a first snowfall?'

    The Men of Forty Mile

  • Somberness hung like an ominous dark cloud over the Lovell’s briefing room.

    Creative Couplings

  • At a distance Joe Devins had noticed the smoke hovering like a little cloud, then sailing away still more like a cloud over the town; and he had made haste to the scene, arriving in time to venture on the roof, and do good service there.

    Twilight stories

  • He can see the smallness of himself as though he were standing at a distance, and as the fact of his aloneness seizes him, Kijo’s eyes cloud over with tears.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • Though Mr. Rivers had started at the first of those musical accents, as if a thunderbolt had split a cloud over his head, he stood yet, at the close of the sentence, in the same attitude in which the speaker had surprised him -- his arm resting on the gate, his face directed towards the west.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.


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