For it is affirmed that, from the hour when two mortals had shown themselves so simply wise as to reject a jewel which would have dimmed
all earthly things, its splendor waned.
The short winter day, as I perceived from the far-declined sun, was already approaching its close; a chill frost-mist was rising from the river on which X stands, and along whose banks the road I had taken lay; it dimmed
the earth, but did not obscure the clear icy blue of the January sky.
On hearing this illustrious name, Athos felt a kind of shudder creep through his veins, but at the sight of the young prince standing uncovered before him, and stretching out his hand towards him, two tears, for an instant, dimmed
his brilliant eyes.
Her face looked pale and extinguished, as if dimmed
by the rich red of her dress.
And I DID read all the noble history, though very slowly and imperfectly then, for my eyes were so dimmed
that I could not see the words, and I cried so much that I was many times obliged to lay down the long account she had cut out of the newspaper.
his eyes as he placed both his hands upon the shoulders of his friend.
As for the light, I declare that it put many a star clean out, and dimmed
the radiance of all the rest, as it flooded the sea for miles around, and a sea of molten glass reflected it.