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Becloud  v. t.  (past & past part. beclouded; pres. part. beclouding)  To cause obscurity or dimness to; to dim; to cloud. "If thou becloud the sunshine of thine eye."

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"Becloud" Quotes from Famous Books

... When they drank and sneered—"A stroke is easy!" When they wiped their mouths and went their journey, Throwing him for thanks—"But drought was pleasant." Thus old memories mar the actual triumph; Thus the doing savors of disrelish; Thus achievement lacks a gracious somewhat; O'er-importuned brows becloud the mandate, Carelessness or consciousness—the gesture. For he bears an ancient wrong about him, Sees and knows again those phalanxed faces, Hears, yet one time more, the 'customed prelude— "How shouldst thou, of all men, smite, ...
— Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6 • Various

... may seem to the ordinary person, the vision of the artist is often inherently near the truth. His sensitiveness enables him to see this "more of truth," even if it becloud his vision occasionally with mundane perversions. He possesses his own standards, and when these conflict with the conventional it is convention that must be sacrificed. Thus the conventional mind brands the artistic temperament ...
— Spirit and Music • H. Ernest Hunt

... weighty—otherwise she is little his nymph of the pure wells, and what she soon may be, the world will say. She has also, most imperatively, to dazzle him without the betrayal of artifice, where simple spontaneousness is beyond conjuring. But feelings that are constrained becloud the judgement besides arresting the fine jet of delivery wherewith the mastered lover is taught through his ears to think himself prompted, and submit to be controlled, by a creature super-feminine. She must make her counsel so weighty in poignant praises as to repress impulses ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

Words linked to "Becloud" :   obnubilate, befog, overshadow, mist, obscure, conceal, fog, hide, haze over, cloud

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