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cloud over

1.
Also,cloud up.
2.
Become overcast with clouds, as in It's clouding over now, so it may rain soon, or It was too hot and sunny, but after a while the sky clouded up and we ventured outside. [ Mid-1700s ]
3.
Become opaque, misty, or dim, as in I'm sweating so much that my eyeglasses are clouded over.
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  • It was tied beneath her chin, and hung down in a cloud over her breast.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • His memory and his death came like a cloud over my mind, but it was but for a moment.

    Japhet in Search of a Father Frederick Marryat
  • The black days of September lay like a cloud over the whole country.

    To Love Margaret Peterson
  • In these days it seems as though there were a cloud over the whole earth.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope
  • I feel that I have cast a cloud over the household, and it is necessary to depart.

    Helen and Arthur Caroline Lee Hentz
  • Even pain could bring no cloud over her brow, no gloom to her heart.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War Linus Pierpont Brockett
  • “You go a deal after them Mays,” said Tozer, with a cloud over his face.

    Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • Im not going to put a cloud over your life, he said doggedly.

    The Woman Gives

    Owen Johnson
  • A cloud over the sun had turned the world grey for a moment.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers

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