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Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?
The old hopes have grown pale, the old fears dim.
dim (v) = obscure
I have most dim apprehensions of the four great monarchies.
dim (adj.) = vague; obscure; faint
I personally had rather a dim war.
dim = dull
Bukovsky said he took a dim view of the way the West was pursuing detente.
dim = skeptical; pessimistic
detente= the easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations)
The mirror is too close to our eyes, and our own breath dims it.
dim = obscure (make indistinct = not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand)
Its quaint houses are dimmed to memory by the fresher recollections of that beautiful river.
dim to memory = turn pale; slip of the memory
The reading-lamp was so dim that you could hardly read.
dim (adj.) = lacking in light; not bright or harsh
Their eyes wandered over the dim landscape.
Then they saw a dim island in a infinite dark sea.
dim island = hardly discernible island
Their eyes were dim with tears.
They saw the dim outline of buildings.
They heard the dim roar of a great city.
Their fears have grown dim.
grow dim = dispel, dissipate
dim roar = muted hubbub
The light of a candle is dimmed by that of the sun.
He is pretty dim.
pretty dim = blockhead; dolt; bullhead
This was a dim sort of joke.
His eyesight is getting dim.
Thank you for your efforts.
Before I opened your thread, these collocations came flushing into my mind:
dim and distant past
End of story.
Yes, this sounds more natural than that you used before (whether I am on the right track with my interpretation of...). That was too constrained and so unnatural.Would you be kind enough to revise the following sentences?
I do not see any problem with your sentences.
The old hopes have grown pale, the old fears (have grown) dim.
Can you see the symmetry? Dim is not a verb in the sentence, but a predicate adjective.