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  • adv. in a dim manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a dim or obscure manner; not brightly or clearly; with imperfect sight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dim; dimming.
  • In a dim or obscure manner; with dull or imperfect vision or a faint light; not brightly or clearly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with a dim light
  • adv. in a dim indistinct manner
  • adv. in a manner lacking interest or vitality


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  • All the evidence gleaned, of course, in dimly lit caves, from the few, remaining, extant sources available to them.

    Matthew Yglesias » Nomination Follies

  • Years ago, in dimly remembered days as a starving bard, the King had bitten me and passed the curse of Crasts.

    An Heroic Tale in an Enormous Tomb « A Fly in Amber

  • Throw in the lukewarm defense of Rumsfeld by a mere handful of the Republican majority, the substitution of "support the troops" for any talk of "support the president" when referring to the war, the lack of pundits touting his "accomplishments," and I think the handwriting, no matter how dimly, is starting to appear on the wall.

    May 2004

  • Yet VIA remains a name dimly remembered in Europe and the US - if it's even remembered at all Feed

  • Half-forgotten pasts were recalled dimly around flickering Dark Age watch fires,

    Ten Millennia Ago a Seed Was Planted

  • Countless old odors called the dimly lit cargo bay of the Rocinante their home.

    Reap the Whirlwind

  • I recall dimly, I must admit the end of Anita Brookner's Hotel du Lac where the protagonist writes out a telegram to send which says "Coming home," then she changes her mind, crosses it out and writes "Returning."


  • DOBBS: Well, Wolf, I do recall dimly 2000, and I also know that, with your guidance, we will be absolutely perfect tonight, avoiding any -- even a suggestion of 2000.

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2004

  • He can recall dimly once or twice having seen Uncle Lyle.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • As I look back on to-day -- their wedding day -- it seems as if I had been living through some happy dream that has vanished only too quickly and out of which I recall dimly but half its incidents.

    A Village of Vagabonds


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