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adverb as in dully

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It was too dim for me to tell if the baby actually ate the leaves.

The lights would dim, and you’d be transported into different worlds, cultures and experiences for a couple of hours.

The likelihood of a Blue Wave, or a Democrat-controlled House and Senate, has dimmed in recent days, though the Senate races are tight, and Democrats could still secure the necessary seats to control the chamber in January.

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Still, the dimmed prospect of higher corporate taxes or heavy regulation that might have been expected under a “blue wave” scenario has led to particular exuberance among tech investors.

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In the dancing candlelight of a dim Argentinian restaurant, at the age of 31, I made one of the best decisions of my life.

On the inside is the usual mix of off-white, flecked linoleum tiles and segmented ceiling panels, dull and dimly lit.

We sat in his dimly lit office—no bigger than a broom closet—where we commiserated over the current state of American medicine.

There are curtained cubicles for seeing the doctor, dimly lit halls, a smell of stopped-up toilets.

The setting was the Satyricon, a small, dimly lit nightclub in Portland, Oregon.

The place was quite deserted, lighted by a few lanterns hung high up, in which the gas burned dimly.

A certain light was beginning to dawn dimly within her,—the light which, showing the way, forbids it.

Liszt was seated at another grand facing me, and the room was dimly illuminated by one or two lamps.

The long green blinds kept out the glare of the sunshine; and at first he saw the room but dimly.

Woods and mountains lay dimly blue against the distant horizon.

The position of the moon had changed, of course, as the night had stolen on towards morning, and now it hung dimly before her.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dimly, such as: densely, lethargically, listlessly, obtusely, slowly, and sluggishly.

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