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  • Sometime between the wars, the old Shilkie had been converted to a transient hotel where the indigent would while away their days in shabby, ill-lit quarters.

    Abomination at the Shilkie

  • I descend and find a labyrinth ill-lit by fifteen-watt bulbs.

    City Basements

  • In the middle of the world-wide war against terrorism, Congress has one good and palpable reason to concern itself with immigration reform: Illegal immigrants have fashioned a demi-monde, vast and ill-lit, within which our enemies can move with little fear of detection.


  • A man who hadn't been in the kitchen earlier came in and Anthony had recognised the lean, baffled features of the man waiting on the ill-lit station platform the night the train was so very late.

    William Trevor | An Idyll in Winter

  • "When's the last time you washed your windows?" he asked in greeting, surveying the ill-lit room.

    The Door

  • At the end, in the ill-lit lounge area, three chairs shared a table and a  single microphone hung down from the ceiling.


  • I started playing the trombone with menus in ill-lit restaurants until I would have needed the ape-arms of Tug Bitler to see the entrées.


  • Rain had fallen, and he shivered as he stood in the damp, ill-lit courtyard, drawing on his gloves and fastening his cloak as he waited for his horse to be produced.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • Four relentless hoodies stalk the empty, ill-lit corridors of a comprehensive school after dusk, their potential victims being the headmistress, four members of her staff, including an alcoholic end-of-his-tether English teacher, several pupils (the English teacher's estranged daughter among them), two security men and a couple of cops.

    Night of the Demons; F; The Horde

  • They operated in ill-lit booths, peddling their aptitudes and appendages to the young, the curious, the gullible.



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