bad light

See: opprobrium
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Square himself was not unacquainted with the true impression which those several instances of goodness had made on the excellent heart of Allworthy; for the philosopher very well knew what virtue was, though he was not always perhaps steady in its pursuit; but as for Thwackum, from what reason I will not determine, no such thoughts ever entered into his head: he saw Jones in a bad light, and he imagined Allworthy saw him in the same, but that he was resolved, from pride and stubbornness of spirit, not to give up the boy whom he had once cherished; since by so doing, he must tacitly acknowledge that his former opinion of him had been wrong.
He had a couple of commissions for portraits and proposed to stay in London till the bad light drove him away.
It's a bad light to distinguish objects in,' murmured Mrs Nickleby, peering into the garden, 'and my eyes are not very good--I was short-sighted from a child--but, upon my word, I think there's another large vegetable marrow sticking, at this moment, on the broken glass bottles at the top of the wall
The day before, in the shipping office, what with the bad light and his excitement at this berth obtained as if by a brusque and unscrupulous miracle, did not count.
There's no getting your eye in; the next word may bowl you out; it's batting in a bad light all through.
Summary: Half the field to return early on Saturday after bad light stops play
Umpires acceded to his request, checked for bad light and stopped the game.
Summary: Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], November 20 (ANI): The opening Test of the three-match series between India and Sri Lanka ended in a dramatic draw after the fifth day's play was stopped early due to bad light here at the Eden Gardens on Monday.
RAIN and bad light stopped Durham in their tracks as only 29 overs were bowled on the third day of their Specsavers County Championship match against Kent at Emirates Riverside.
The start of this match was delayed until Wednesday as well, and no play was possible on Thursday beyond 4pm when bad light and then rain came in for the second time in the day.
YORKSHIRE and Middlesex will almost certainly have to settle for a Specsavers County Championship draw following rain on day one and more rain and bad light at Headingley yesterday.
Alvarez bristled at Robredo's video message to the United Nations critical of the administration's war on drugs and accused the Vice President of painting the country in a bad light before the international community, which has serious economic consequences.