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  • v  switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
  • v  become dim or lusterless
    the lights dimmed and the curtain rose
  • v  make dim or lusterless
    Time had dimmed the silver
  • v  make dim by comparison or conceal
  • v  become vague or indistinct
  • a  made dim or less bright
    the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation
    dimmed headlights
    we like dimmed lights when we have dinner

  • In the dimmed cabin light, his dark, impassive face seemed enlivened only by his big, shiny, compelling eyes.
  • But when he died last week at 88, that consolation was dimmed by the knowledge that the culture that produced him -- especially the songwriters whose work gave wings to his feet .
  • He is the Shavian Life Force poured into a long, lean, fierce-mustached Greek whose 65 years in the Mediterranean sun have neither dimmed his hawk eyes nor dulled his pagan .
News & Articles

  • Tulsa's 1963 Babe Ruth League World Series are champions young at heart
    TIME LONG AGO stole their youth, but it never dimmed their enthusiasm.
    June 16, 2013 - Tulsa World
  • History makers past, present meet at museum event
    NORMAL — The lights dimmed and five actors portraying historical figures from McLean County’s past took the stages at the McLean County Museum of History’s second annual History Makers Gala.
    June 14, 2013 - The Pantagraph
  • Kitchen project aims to feed 2,000 homeless meals a day
    HOLIDAY - Although a transitional housing project is on hold, Metropolitan Ministries plans to proceed on a $1 million kitchen expansion at its Pasco Outreach Center in Holiday.A recent Gov. Rick Scott veto of a $1.3 million state grant dimmed the short-term prospects of building transitional housing, Tim Marks, president of the Tampa-based Metropolitan Ministries, said.
    June 14, 2013 - The Suncoast News Pasco

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