She went in, gazed around in the dimness, sighed deeply, and struck a match.
There must have been a dimness in his eyes and a quiver to his wide-lipped, generous mouth.
Juba's mind was dark, very dark, as dimness after bright sunlight in the eyes.
If I look speculatively on the world, there is nothing but dimness and mystery.
It was lighted by a subdued glow from coloured lanterns, but there was an occasional patch of dimness.
But in the dimness of these two aisles lurks the spirit of the wilds.
She seemed almost to be fading away in the dimness and in the noises of evening which rose from the Grande Rue.
I stood at the window, watching it, faint sheen of beam in the dimness.
A dimness clouded Margaret's beautiful eyes as this bitter picture—she had watched it—was again reviewed.
Ahead of them was the dimness of the hemlock forest; the solitude of the storm.
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+)