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  • The man above staggered into the shadows, half-blinded by the sheet of blood pouring into his eyes.

    End of Time

  • In the struggle under water, before he permitted her to wrench clear, her rubber cap was torn off, and her hairpins pulled out, so that she came up gasping for air and half-blinded by her wet-clinging hair.


  • In the midst of pelting rain, which half-blinded him, swinging from side to side like a rapid and erratic pendulum, his torn hands paining him severely and his lungs panting from his exertions and panting from the very air which the wind sometimes blew into his mouth with strangling force, he finally arrived at the empty car.

    The Banks of the Sacramento

  • I stumbled back, half-blinded after all that time in utter darkness.

    Lost Brother

  • A dozen steps away, half-blinded by the flashes, she felt a riding surface under her feet.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • The army retreads included Burma veterans such as Captain Yohei Hinoki, who had lost a leg to an American fighter in 1943, and Sergeant Yukio Shimokawa, half-blinded by a B-24 that same year.


  • In the silence, Pooh Bear slumped back against the salt mound behind him, bloodied, broken, half-blinded, and exhausted.


  • I was half-blinded just by the light of the sky, although it was heavy with red and black monsoon clouds, and I remember thinking, it'll be capital growing weather soon.


  • The light of the setting sun half-blinded him; as his head emerged, the women set up a mighty chorus of ululation; two of the Elder Women came forward and seized him under each elbow, pulling him to his feet.

    Elephant in the City

  • Twenty four hours later I was a mad man, half-blinded from trying to push the toothpicks evenly into the form and wearing thimbles (or anything else I could find) to cover my sore fingers, vowing to complete the task that was now driving me crazy.

    One For The Table: A Homemade Christmas? I'd Think Twice About That


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