bedim

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ dim.

Verb[edit]

bedim (third-person singular simple present bedims, present participle bedimming, simple past and past participle bedimmed)

  1. (transitive) To make dim; to obscure or darken.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 4, chapter VII, Tha Gifted:
      Read in thy New Testament and elsewhere, — if, with floods of mealymouthed inanity, with miserable froth-vortices of Cant now several centuries old, thy New Testament is not all bedimmed for thee.
    • 1905, James Hastings, Ann Wilson Hastings, Edward Hastings, The Expository times: Volume 16:
      There will be no folly, nor laughter, nor bedimming of truth [...]
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, volume 3, chapter 7:
      Often, when all was dry, the heavens cloudless, and I was parched by thirst, a slight cloud would bedim the sky, shed the few drops that revived me, and vanish.

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