He would sit quietly, with a gentle pleasure gleaming over his face, brighter now, and now a little dimmer
, as the song happened to float near him, or was more remotely heard.
This earthly faintness, was, in their view, only another phase of the minister's celestial strength; nor would it have seemed a miracle too high to be wrought for one so holy, had he ascended before their eyes, waxing dimmer
and brighter, and fading at last into the light of heaven!
Under the old dim writing of the Yankee historian appeared traces of a penmanship which was older and dimmer
still -- Latin words and sentences: fragments from old monk- ish legends, evidently.
Under the over-swinging lamps--swinging ever brighter in the better streets, and ever dimmer
in the worse--and by lighted shops, gay crowds, illuminated coffee-houses, and theatre-doors, to one of the city gates.
The angles of a Square (and still more those of an equilateral Triangle), being much more pointed than those of a Pentagon, and the lines of inanimate objects (such as houses) being dimmer
than the lines of Men and Women, it follows that there is no little danger lest the points of a square or triangular house residence might do serious injury to an inconsiderate or perhaps absent-minded traveller suddenly therefore, running against them: and as early as the eleventh century of our era, triangular houses were universally forbidden by Law, the only exceptions being fortifications, powder-magazines, barracks, and other state buildings, which it is not desirable that the general public should approach without circumspection.
The sail had turned and nobody was visible;--and on the ocean, silvered by the light of the moon, the vessel formed a black spot that grew dimmer
, and finally disappeared.
It would take him no more than two minutes to get out the box; he could make out the tree it was under by the pale strip where the bark was off, although the dawning light was rather dimmer
in the thicket.
My insight into the minds of those around me was becoming dimmer
and more fitful, and the ideas that crowded my double consciousness became less and less dependent on any personal contact.
Owen Warland felt the impulse to give external reality to his ideas as irresistibly as any of the poets or painters who have arrayed the world in a dimmer
and fainter beauty, imperfectly copied from the richness of their visions.
The iron stove glowed no longer and the lamp, surrounded by empty bottles and empty glasses, had grown dimmer
Well educated, well endowed, and not deficient physically, he remained in the grip of a certain devil whom the modern world knows as self-consciousness, and whom the medieval, with dimmer
vision, worshipped as asceticism.
The dim light in the barn grew dimmer
, and they could see to work no longer.