dazzle

Definitions

  • DAZZLE
    DAZZLE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dazzle amaze or bewilder, as with brilliant wit or intellect or skill "Her arguments dazzled everyone","The dancer dazzled the audience with his turns and jumps"
    • v dazzle to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light "She was dazzled by the bright headlights"
    • n dazzle brightness enough to blind partially and temporarily
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dazzle A light of dazzling brilliancy.
    • Dazzle To be overpowered by light; to be confused by excess of brightness. "An overlight maketh the eyes dazzle .""I dare not trust these eyes;
      They dance in mists, and dazzle with surprise."
    • Dazzle To be overpoweringly or intensely bright; to excite admiration by brilliancy. "Ah, friend! to dazzle , let the vain design."
    • Dazzle To bewilder or surprise with brilliancy or display of any kind. "Dazzled and drove back his enemies."
    • Dazzle To overpower with light; to confuse the sight of by brilliance of light. "Those heavenly shapes
      Will dazzle now the earthly, with their blaze
      Insufferably bright."
      "An unreflected light did never yet Dazzle the vision feminine."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dazzle To overpower with light; hinder distinct vision of by intense light; dim, as the sight, by excess of light.
    • dazzle Figuratively, to overpower or confound by splendor or brilliancy, or with show or display of any kind.
    • dazzle To be stupefied; be mentally confused.
    • dazzle To be overpowered by light; become unsteady or waver, as the sight.
    • dazzle To be overpoweringly or blindingly bright.
    • dazzle Figuratively, to excite admiration by brilliancy or showy qualities which overbear criticism.
    • n dazzle Brightness; splendor; excess of light.
    • n dazzle Meretricious display; brilliancy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Dazzle daz′l to daze or overpower with any strong light: to confound by brilliancy, beauty, or cleverness
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Quotations

  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “How many of us have been attracted to reason; first learned to think, to draw conclusions, to extract a moral from the follies of life, by some dazzling aphorism.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Freq. of daze,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Freq. of daze.

Usage

In literature:

Behind, the dark range towered against the sky; in front lay a foam-fringed beach and the vast blue sweep of dazzling sea.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
Thenceforth Byron's dazzling image never left her mind.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
Home through lanes bordered with velvet green wheat, across which the sunlight streamed in dazzling yellow floods.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
Bela smiled at him dazzlingly.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
One stopped before her dazzled eyes, and leaping from his horse bowed low.
"The Book of Romance" by Various
His skin was dazzling white, milky, like satin; his skin was like a woman's.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
It is as white and dazzling as the sun!
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
The boy was dazzled by so much glitter; for the walls were gleaming with bright colors, all appeared living reality.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The ignoramus shall be properly dazzled.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
Beyond rose into the darkness a dazzling tower of light, dusking and shimmering, primrose and green, up to a diadem of gold.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
He had been dazzled by Senecal's declamations.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
The shades of night were falling; the horizontal sun passing between the branches dazzled the eyes.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
Then, at Rue du Chateau, the horizon opened before them in dazzling beauty.
"Germinie Lacerteux" by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
The clouds vanished around them; and, suddenly, they found themselves in a dazzling azure palace.
"The Blue Bird for Children" by Georgette Leblanc
It has dazzled the police!
"The Confessions of Arsène Lupin" by Maurice Leblanc
But, before disaster could descend, Elizabeth's clouded destiny changed to one of dazzling splendor in the most miraculous way.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
From beyond that range, the platinum glow of the setting sun dazzled his eyes.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Some had on such dazzling plumage and flew so swiftly.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
But the sun behind them was still so strong, that a dazzling light fell upon the landscape.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
He is the painter of abstractions, and describes them with dazzling minuteness.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
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In poetry:

Drops that floods of diamonds seem
Are but dazzling spray,
Fleeting as a happy dream,
Swift to fade away.
"Weariness" by John Lawson Stoddard
Second glimpse of days of yore
in later ages dazzling.
Strangly they came as before,
on crimson sides so puzzling.
"The Gold Horns" by Adam Gottlob Oehlenschlaeger
And farther on a gay and glorious green
Dazzles the sight,
While noble forms are moving o'er the scene,
Like things of light.
"Youth And Manhood" by Henry Timrod
And near this dazzling light appears
A blazing meteor beneath the spheres,
Expression's guide of joy and fears
Incased in pearl.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
No sunbeam on that fairy pool
Darted its dazzling light —
Only, methought, some clear, cold star,
Might tremble there at night.
"The Primrose" by Caroline Anne Bowles Southey
No more with dazzled eyes I look
Upon yon vain and letter'd sage;
For nature is a gentler book,
And deeper wisdom fills her page.
"Anxieties and Comforts" by John Bowring

In news:

Apple's 1Q Finances Predictably Dazzle Investors.
Colsaerts struggles after dazzling Ryder Cup debut.
Stars dazzle at Queen's Jubilee concert, but Prince Philip absent in hospital.
Cool, Olympian Roth Dazzles, Life-Size Protagonist Fizzles.
This week will see a lesser known meteor shower, the Quadrantid , dazzle the night sky on Jan 3 and 4.
Get loads of creative patterns for dazzling quilts , quilt techniques that make it easy, profiles of interesting quilters , great gift ideas and more.
Razzle Dazzle Pork Tenderloin.
Mom daughter duo razzle -dazzle crowd with multimillion dollar Broadway costume collection.
Razzle -dazzle absent at Windows 8 launch event.
Bonaventure High School presents the 2012 Fall Fundraiser, A Razzle Dazzle Affair.
Green Bay Packers use some razzle dazzle to beat Chicago Bears.
Seeking the old razzle -dazzle.
2012 Video Music Awards lack razzle -dazzle.
'Chicago' brings back razzle -dazzle.
"Mitzi Gaynor's Razzle Dazzle Show".
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In science:

In addition, detection can be made challenging through the “dazzling by the light of the much nearer star”, the lens.
Searching for Planets During Predicted Mesolensing Events: II. PLAN-IT: An Observing Program and its Application to VB 10
He countered the possibility that dazzling by the lens could prevent the detection of lensing by focusing on the possibility of lensing by compact dark matter ob jects.
Searching for Planets During Predicted Mesolensing Events: II. PLAN-IT: An Observing Program and its Application to VB 10
Monitoring in different wavebands is more likely to avoid the “dazzling” effect of the lens.
Searching for Planets During Predicted Mesolensing Events: II. PLAN-IT: An Observing Program and its Application to VB 10
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