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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
(6) Light
(i) Light in General
 
422. Dimness.
 
  
NOUN:DIMNESS &c. adj.; darkness [See Darkness]; paleness (light color) [See Achromatism].
  HALF LIGHT, demi-jour [F.]; partial shadow, partial eclipse; “shadow of a shade” [Æschylus]; “shadows numberless” [Keats]; glimmer, glimmering; nebulosity, nebulousness, obnubilation [rare]; cloud [See Bubble, Cloud]; eclipse.
  TWILIGHT, aurora, dusk, nightfall, gloaming, gloam [rare], blind man’s holiday, entre chien et loup [F.], inter canem et lupem [L.], shades of evening, crepuscule, cockshut time [obs.]; break of day, daybreak, dawn.
  moonlight, moonbeam, moonglade, moonshine; owl’s-light, starlight, candle-light, rushlight, firelight; farthing candle.
  
VERB:BE or GROW DIM &c. adj.; gloom; cloud over; flicker, twinkle, glimmer, loom, lower; fade; pale, “pale his uneffectual fire” [Hamlet].
  RENDER DIM &c. adj.; dim, bedim, obscure, shade, shadow; encompass with -gloom, - shadow; darken, dark [archaic], cloud, becloud, darkle.
  
ADJECTIVE:DIM, dull, lackluster, dingy, darkish, dusky, shorn of its beams; dark [See Darkness].
  FAINT, shadowed forth; glassy; cloudy; misty (opaque) [See Opacity]; blear; fuliginous; nebulous, nebular, obnubilated [rare], obnubilous [obs.].
  LURID, leaden, dun, dirty; overcast, muddy; looming &c. v.
  TWILIGHT, crepuscular, crepusculous [rare], crepusculine [rare].
  pale (colorless) [See Achromatism]; confused (invisible) [See Invisibility].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight.—Gray
  2. Draw the gradual dusky veil.—Collins
  3. The lengthening shadows wait The first pale stars of twilight.—Holmes
  4. Fade away into the forest dim.—Keats

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