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  • A feeling of gloom pervaded the ill-lighted place.

    COFFEE-HOUSES AND DOSS-HOUSES

  • It was a crowded, ill-lighted hall, barn-like in its proportions, and the smoke-laden air gave a peculiar distortion to everything.

    Chapter 3

  • They were halted again at a gloomy gateway where an officer came out to look them over; by his leave they left the gharry and followed him under the arch until their heels rang on stone paving in a big ill-lighted courtyard surrounded by high walls.

    In The Time Of Light

  • At two precisely Chan and his host entered the girl's office, a dusty, ill-lighted room piled high with law books.

    Dear Carl

  • This Hall of Tinville's is dark, ill-lighted except where she stands.

    "Trial of Marie-Antoinette." by Thomas Carlyle

  • This Hall of Tinville's is dark, ill-lighted except where she stands.

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  • Having been admitted, they went up three flights of stone stairs and were shown into a large ill-lighted apartment, the unglazed windows of which, strongly secured by iron bars, left no doubt of its purpose.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • Presently I found myself in the midst of a poor, dull, ill-lighted town.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • Yet in its ill-lighted window, among a flaring handkerchief or two, an old peacoat or so, a few valueless watches and compasses, a jar of tobacco and two crossed pipes, a bottle of walnut ketchup, and some horrible sweets these creature discomforts serving as a blind to the main business of the Leaving Shop — was displayed the inscription

    Our Mutual Friend

  • At length I arrived at Ranelagh; and having paid my half-crown on entrance, I soon enquired for the garden door, and it was readily shown to me; when, to my infinite astonishment, I found myself in a poor, mean-looking, and ill-lighted garden, where I met but few people.

    Travels in England in 1782

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