dim (adj.) Old form(s): dimme
dull, pale-coloured, lacking lustre
KJ III.iv.85[Constance to King Phillip, of Arthur] he will look as hollow as a ghost, / As dim and meagre as an ague's fit
Luc.1588[of Lucrece] These water-galls in her dim element / Foretell new storms to those already spent
Luc.403[] death's dim look in life's mortality
TNK I.i.9[Boy singing] With harebells dim
WT IV.iv.120[Perdita as if to Proserpina] violets, dim, / But sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes
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