The blinds were drawn, and the room, in the cold light
of a January afternoon, was dark.
The darkness lasted two hours longer; then by degrees a cold light
crept through the Venetian blinds, until at length it revealed the objects in the room.
The glamour of romance with which her imagination had invested him faded away in the cold light
of fact that he was an ex-laundryman.
There is no such perfect conception of the selfish sensualist in literature, and the conception is all the more perfect because of the wit that lights up the vice of Falstaff, a cold light
without tenderness, for he was not a good fellow, though a merry companion.
She looked so small and pinched, in her poor dress, with the red scarf wound about her, and the cold light
turning her paleness sallow, that Ethan stood before her without speaking.
These words, then, were my glimmer of light; it was here I found my sole outlet; and in truth, though the cold light
roused, it did not cheer me; nor did the outlet seem such as I should like to pass through.
Then, seating himself opposite to me, he looked at me long and fixedly with his strange, twinkling, reckless eyes--eyes of a cold light
blue, the color of a glacier lake.
In its cold light
I saw beyond the trees a broken fringe of rocks, and the long, low curve of the melancholy moor.
The first cold light
of dawn is just stealing into the room, and everything is grey and mournful.
The eyes, too, were hard, though blazing with a cold light
Thus confronted at a distance of only a few feet by the real body of the woman about whom he had dreamt so many million dreams, Ralph stammered; he made a clutch at his self-control; the color either came to his cheeks or left them, he knew not which; but he was determined to face her and track down in the cold light
of day whatever vestige of truth there might be in his persistent imaginations.
Secondly, as Scotland's independence debate has shown in the cold light
of day, if the UK (with or without Scotland) is to contiune, there has to be a greater recognition of the part played by each one in it.