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cloud over

Also, cloud up.
Become overcast with clouds, as in It's clouding over now, so it may rain soon, or It was too hot and sunny, but after a while the sky clouded up and we ventured outside. [ Mid-1700s ]
Become opaque, misty, or dim, as in I'm sweating so much that my eyeglasses are clouded over.
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  • Passing a hat shop there was a veil flung like a cloud over a celestial chapeau!

    Mistress Anne Temple Bailey
  • The black days of September lay like a cloud over the whole country.

    To Love Margaret Peterson
  • It may blow or cloud over, and even rain, without affecting them, if only the storms are from the right quarter and it stays warm.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
  • I feel that I have cast a cloud over the household, and it is necessary to depart.

    Helen and Arthur Caroline Lee Hentz
  • She spoke of the almost necessity for a cloud over the most beautiful lives.

    The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 Augustus J. C. Hare
  • His memory and his death came like a cloud over my mind, but it was but for a moment.

    Japhet in Search of a Father Frederick Marryat
  • “You go a deal after them Mays,” said Tozer, with a cloud over his face.

    Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • Even pain could bring no cloud over her brow, no gloom to her heart.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War Linus Pierpont Brockett
  • And you never saw such a storm as arose when the priest was coming to the house, a storm of wind, and a cloud over the moon.

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