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Synonyms for dimly

in a dim indistinct manner


in a manner lacking interest or vitality

with a dim light


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Some dark object was dimly discernible at the man's feet; the officer could not make it out.
Not old enough even to leave his father's grass roof and sleep in the youths' canoe house, much less to sleep with the young bachelors in their canoe house, he knew that he took his life, with all of its dimly guessed mysteries and arrogances, in his hand thus to trespass into the sacred precinct of the full-made, full-realized, full- statured men of Somo.
From the passage they went into a large, dimly lit room adjoining the count's reception room.
Anything more awe-inspiring than the spectacle of this long line of departed royalties (there were twenty-seven of them, the last being Ignosi's father), wrapped, each of them, in a shroud of ice-like spar, through which the features could be dimly discovered, and seated round that inhospitable board, with Death himself for a host, it is impossible to imagine.
Before him stretched a long corridor, dimly lighted like the entrance.
She then led the way to an arched recess on our right hand, beyond which I dimly discerned a broad flight of oaken stairs.
He remained standing at the edge of the pit that the Thing had made for itself, staring at its strange appearance, astonished chiefly at its unusual shape and colour, and dimly perceiving even then some evidence of design in its arrival.
I remembered the curious look I had seen in Blanche Stroeve's eyes; perhaps its explanation was that she was growing dimly conscious of a feeling in her heart that surprised and alarmed her.
A few apathetic faces of judges alone could be dimly discerned.
Lots of explaining and a few "this is a weird place, mum" comments later, we arrived at our hotel, a dive so dimly lit, apart from tacky neon-lilac strip-lights, that we could only see the erotic art strategically hung in dimly-lit corners.
Summary: Turkey will look dimly upon any attempt by Chelsea to lure their manager Guus Hiddink back to Stamford Bridge.
And if he does, we will be looking on it very dimly.
SIR - Entering any hotel across Europe we suddenly go from daylight into lifts that are so dimly lit that we can't even see the button, in our rooms the wardrobes are like looking into a black hole and the lighting in our rooms is so poor that it is almost impossible to read a book or the paper.
A MAN was fighting for life today after being struck by a bus on a dimly lit road.
The air-conditioned Dubai version of the original Khan Murjan is dimly lit and two floors underneath Wafi Mall.