ECLIPSE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ECLIPSE
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eclipse
 v.  darken; exceed in importance; outweigh
Classic Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
1  This disappearance of night produces the effect of an eclipse.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII—A RECRUDESCENCE OF DIVINE RIGHT
2  In an eclipse in the night, in the sooty opacity, there is anxiety even for the stoutest of hearts.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—THE LITTLE ONE ALL ALONE
3  Their eclipse is never an abdication.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—LOUIS PHILIPPE
4  The eclipse of such a light was decidedly impossible.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—DAWN
5  Peoples, like planets, possess the right to an eclipse.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
6  And all is well, provided that the light returns and that the eclipse does not degenerate into night.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
7  Of all this movement, Jean Valjean perceived nothing, except the eclipse of the lantern which suddenly wheeled round.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—EXPLANATION
8  Total eclipse of the man in the blouse.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN
9  It was more than effacement, it was an eclipse.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER I—PITY FOR THE UNHAPPY, BUT INDULGENCE FOR THE HA...
10  He had not so noble an air as Athos, and the commencement of their intimacy often rendered him unjust toward that gentleman, whom he endeavored to eclipse by his splendid dress.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 7 THE INTERIOR* OF THE MUSKETEERS
11  With the same resolve to keep up a show of conversation he said, about seven o'clock in the evening, "There's an eclipse of the moon tonight."
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 4 An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness
12  Clym shook his head, and looked at the eclipse.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 4 An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness
13  Yes, the sand has nearly slipped away, I see, and the eclipse is creeping on more and more.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 4 An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness
14  For a minute perhaps I stared aghast at this blackness that was creeping over the day, and then I realized that an eclipse was beginning.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XI
15  I saw the black central shadow of the eclipse sweeping towards me.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XI
Example Sentence:
1  But the same kind of eclipse did not affect that other great area devoted to reconstructing the history of life: paleontology.
2  One cloud is enough to eclipse all the sun.
3  On Wednesday there will be a total/partial eclipse of the sun.
4  Many people expected the growth of television to mean the eclipse of radio.
5  After suffering an eclipse, she is now famous again.
6  Once a famous actress, she is now in eclipse.
7  The new stock market high would eclipse the previous record set in 1995.
8  The eclipse will cast its 95-mile wide shadow starting at dawn in Australia's Northern Territory, then cross the north-east tip of the country before swooping east across the South Pacific.
9  After it was fully eclipsed, it turned a kind of brownish-red.
10  He may have been eclipsed by the young guns, but his films are still very popular.
11  In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex.
12  Astronomers can accurately foretell the date, time, and length of future eclipses.