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  • The field lights were off now, but the moon was full over the mountains, and the rounded details of the ball diamond had the soft half-lighted quality of memory.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  • Yet still, read aloud, to an undoubting audience by the doubtful light of the closing evening, or in silence, by a decaying taper, and amidst the solitude of a half-lighted apartment, it may redeem its character as a good ghost story.

    The Tapestried Chamber

  • Yet still, read aloud, to an undoubting audience by the doubtful light of the closing evening, or in silence, by a decaying taper, and amidst the solitude of a half-lighted apartment, it may redeem its character as a good ghost story.

    The Tapestried Chamber

  • Not-being should be a dusky, half-lighted place (Republic), belonging neither to the old world of sense and imagination, nor to the new world of reflection and reason.

    Theaetetus

  • The mind cannot be fixed on either alternative; and these ambiguous, intermediate, erring, half-lighted objects, which have a disorderly movement in the region between being and not-being, are the proper matter of opinion, as the immutable objects are the proper matter of knowledge.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • Anyway, but we did get the tree half-lighted (and it looks pretty -- less like the March of the Forest has invaded our house, more like something we meant to do).

    readersguide Diary Entry

  • Looking up, it seemed much higher and bigger than it had seemed from without, and the vague, half-lighted gloom, the silence and the mystery gave me the shudders.

    The Moon of Skulls

  • Dark towers, and old half-lit stone-work; winding, built in, glimpsy passages; the sudden spacious half-lighted gloom of a chanced-on quadrangle; chiming of clocks, and the feeling of a dark and old and empty town that was yet brimming with hidden modern life and light, kept them almost speechless; and, since they had never known their way, they were at once lost.

    Over the River

  • Whence they had come the broad, half-lighted strip of street ran between glimpsed grey frontages and doorways.

    Over the River

  • Turning from her to him, I used to see him in the shaded gardens, or the large half-lighted sala, looking, as I might say, ‘fixedly upon her out of darkness.’

    To Be Read At Dusk, by Charles Dickens

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