He was like Norma Desmond up there, still craving the spotlight after the spotlight had long since been dimmed.
Celebrity is fleeting, as the many stars who have been dimmed by the brash blogger can attest.
The dimmed lights and sizeable golden calf on the center of the conference table should tip you off.
But a couple of years in the spotlight, and his star has dimmed a little.
Bush has been replaced by Barack Obama, who continues to garner international prestige even as his aura has dimmed at home.
The light of the tenebrario is dimmed by placing it within a kind of shrine.
Then a cloud settled over his face and dimmed the delight in it.
As they walked away, he brushed his coat sleeve hastily across his dimmed eyes.
The moonlight, which dimmed their radiance, made them look like pools of blood.
My mother's eyes are dimmed with many cares; is it not that very worn and faded brow that makes her sacred to me?
Old English dimm "dark, gloomy, obscure," from Proto-Germanic *dimbaz (cf. Old Norse dimmr, Old Frisian dim, Old High German timber "dark, black, somber"). Not known outside Germanic. Slang sense of "stupid" is from 1892. Related: Dimly; dimness.
c.1200, perhaps in Old English, from dim (adj.). Related: Dimmed; dimming.
Stupid; uncomprehending: Anybody who pays to watch these teams has to be considered just a bit dim (1892+)