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 Meanings and Examples of DIMLY
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dimly
 ad.  vaguely; in a dim or obscure manner; with dull or imperfect vision or a faint light; not brightly or clearly
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Lying in the bed with the moonlight streaming dimly over her, she pictured the whole scene in her mind.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  For the first time, she realized dimly what Gerald had meant when he said that the love of the land was in her blood.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  Then, she saw him dimly as he climbed down from the seat of a small wagon, heard the clicking of the gate as he came toward her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
4  She saw the wagon dimly in the dark and heard the treble piping of Wade's voice.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
5  There was a curious low roaring sound in her ears as of sea shells held against them and through the sound she dimly heard the swift thudding of her heart.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
6  She looked at him and realized dimly that there was an integrity of spirit in him which was not to be torn apart by her passionate hands, nor by any hands.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
7  Scarlett checked a start of terror as she dimly saw bearded faces peering in the windows at them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
8  He felt the confused titillation with which the lower organisms welcome the gratification of their needs, and all his senses floundered in a vague well-being, through which Miss Bart's personality was dimly but pleasantly perceptible.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
9  The sound came nearer and nearer; the thick mists were dimly parted by a huge, vague form.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
10  He struck out through the spray, and, for an instant, was dimly seen through that veil, wildly seeking to remove himself from the eye of Moby Dick.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
11  Darkness came on; but three lights up and down in the Pequod's main-rigging dimly guided our way; till drawing nearer we saw Ahab dropping one of several more lanterns over the bulwarks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
12  Through thee, thy flaming self, my scorched eyes do dimly see it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
13  He could make out dimly in one corner a pallet of rags and old blankets, spread upon the floor; at the foot of it was a crucifix, and near it a priest muttering a prayer.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 19
14  The place where he stood was dimly lighted; but he could see a vast hall, with pillars fading into the darkness above, and a great staircase opening at the far end of it.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 24
15  All beneath the fantastic limbs and ragged tree tops, which were, here and there, dimly painted against the starry zenith, lay alike in shadowed obscurity.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  Now, uttered before a stranger, the accusation cut me to the heart; I dimly perceived that she was already obliterating hope from the new phase of existence which she destined me to enter.
2  He can recall dimly once or twice having seen Uncle Lyle.
3  A nightlight glowed dimly in the corner of the children's bedroom.
4  Babies are weak and vulnerable in the presence of huge shapes that they can only dimly perceive.
5  She had a great laugh, but she also was full of anger, disappointment, and obsessions she only dimly understood.
6  Outside, the new moon shines bright all around, but the lonely lamp on my desk is dim.
7  Louise Renne, who ran unopposed for city attorney, threw a dim sum party for successful treasurer candidate Susan Leal.
8  The dim outline of a building loomed up out of the mist.
9  In the dim light he couldn't see clearly and ran bump into a tree.
10  He sat in a dim corner.
11  People who toiled in dim, dank factories were too exhausted to enjoy their family life.
12  The object was a dim blur in the moonlight.
13  Martha managed to produce a dim, watery smile.
14  Night vision declines as well; therefore, trying to read labels in dim lighting may lead to errors.
15  I formed an idea of my own: shadowy, like all the half-comprehended notions that float dim through children's brains, but strangely impressive.