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hard light

noun, Cinematography.
directed light, especially light whose beams are relatively parallel, producing distinct shadows and a harsher modeling effect on the subject. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The hard light in her eyes changed to the bright flash of anger.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
  • She was thinking of the scene in the church and a hard light was in her eyes.

    Windy McPherson's Son Sherwood Anderson
  • The pale, hard light of her eyes as she had said to him that afternoon, "Speak!"


    Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • A hard light crept into her eyes as she looked down at him from where she stood.

    The One-Way Trail Ridgwell Cullum
  • For the first time he saw the hard light of self-mastery in her eyes.


    George Barr McCutcheon
  • I watched him close, and I saw a crafty, hard light in his eyes as if the tiger in him had come for a look out of doors.

    Plain Mary Smith Henry Wallace Phillips
  • What may happen is, that the nature of the girl will declare itself, under the hard light of intimacy, vulgar.

  • Like Jane Eyre, Villette is steeped in the romantic spirit, but the hard light of reason again dispels the illusion.

    Woman's Work in English Fiction Clara Helen Whitmore
  • A hard light came into the Martian's eyes as he stared straight at the Earthman.

  • The blazing sunshine showed it up in a hard light, and he studied every square yard of it with a telescope.

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