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  • adj. Somewhat dim.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Somewhat dim.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Partially dim; rather dim. Also spelled dimish.


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dim +‎ -ish


  • I watched and felt Elbryan's spirit dimmish and dissipate into nothingness even as I witnessed the breaking of the blackness, the destruction of Bestesbulzibar.


  • And once he heard the troll's slithering sound dimmish down toward the end of the tunnel, he began to try again to feel out the knots, using what slight movement he had in his fingers, in the case that the troll might have redone its work and left him a knot in reach ...

    The Goblin Mirror

  • 'Moneyholism,' Jik said, like a lecturer to a dimmish class, 'is a widespread disease easily understood by everyone who has ever felt a twinge of greed, which is everyone.'

    In The Frame

  • "You think it ought to hang in a dimmish light, what?"

    Indiscretions of Archie

  • Her worshipped image had got a little rubbed and dimmish of late to be sure, but breathe on the colours, and you saw them come out clear, and oh! bewilderingly lovely.

    The Dop Doctor

  • And whilst we was a-standing there in the dimmish light, here comes a couple of the hounds bulging in from under Jim's bed; and they kept on piling in till there was eleven of them, and there warn't hardly room in there to get your breath.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • The entries in the _Table Talk_ do not materially dimmish in frequency.

    English Men of Letters: Coleridge

  • Such a career as his could not but give taste for violence and bloodshed, and dimmish regard for human life.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Isaiah and Jeremiah

  • The enemies of La Salle had already gained the ear of the king; and he had written in August from Fontainebleau to his new Governor of Canada: "I am convinced, like you, that the discovery of the Sieur de la Salle is very useless, and that such enterprises ought to be prevented in future, as they tend only to debauch the inhabitants by the hope of gain, and to dimmish the revenue from beaver-skins."

    France and England in North America; a Series of Historical Narratives — Part 3

  • The pretence alleged for the vote against them, was the apprehension expressed by the guardians of the poor in several parishes, that they might introduce contagious diseases; but the real reason was a wish to gratify the prejudice of the common people against foreigners, and to dimmish the number of Dissenters.

    The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. — Volume 09 Contributions to The Tatler, The Examiner, The Spectator, and The Intelligencer


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