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Percival made his way toward one of them with a dim notion that he might be concerned.

They lay together in the big bed, dim, face to face, talking.

How will he despise what he can grasp, for the sake of the dim glory that eludes him!

But now some dim perception of this truth began to wake in her.

Even in that dim light there could be no mistaking those features.

Before his book appeared in 1890 the sonnets lay in the dim light of guess-work.

In the dim hall light he realized that her face was strained and set.

For at first she only perceived that a dim shadow was moving under the moonlight.

In the open he found that he had a dim consciousness of light, but that was all.

As his hand neared the latch I could see in the dim light that his movements were unsteady.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English dimm "dark, gloomy, obscure," from Proto-Germanic *dimbaz (cf. Old Norse dimmr, Old Frisian dim, Old High German timber "dark, black, somber"). Not known outside Germanic. Slang sense of "stupid" is from 1892. Related: Dimly; dimness.

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