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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of silhouette.


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  • Whoever tries to visualize any scene out of the Wessex Novels will be forced to see the figures of the persons concerned "silhouetted" against a formidable skyline.

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  • The vivid orange and black colors associated with the day bring to mind the colors of bare trees silhouetted against the autumn sunset, and the turning of the season towards the coming winter's darker and colder days.

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  • Instead, his focus is on the hundreds of fruit bats silhouetted against the dusky sky.

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  • Dancers, madly dancing; silhouetted druidic gestures; pale ass-cleft of hippie maiden, vibrant in the dusk.

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  • This is Ashley silhouetted in front of one of the flat wall tanks:

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  • The road soon funnels down between the hills to Corfe Castle, one of the most striking historic sites in the west – shattered stonework silhouetted against the sky as it stands on top of its steep mound, above the village's slate roofs, guarding the gap in the range of hills against intruders from the coast.

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  • It was a lot of riding on the moped, but he liked the terrain — the low hills, the bare mountains, pale blue in the day and silhouetted in the evenings, the vast sky.


  • The silhouetted question mark of a tail waved at him through the blast hole.


  • The newspaper’s headquarters rose behind the forest of an­gels and crosses of the Pueblo Nuevo cemetery; from afar, its outline merged with the mausoleums silhouetted against the horizon - a skyline stabbed by hundreds of chimneys and factories that wove a perpetual twilight of scarlet and black above Barcelona.

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  • The airport is at its most beautiful when you approach by air from the east and see the glowing man-made peaks silhouetted against the Rockies, the magazine says.

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