light that is about half its customary brightness, or that is partially dimmed or obscured: the half-light of early dawn; a room in half-light.
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How to use half-light in a sentence
In the surreal half-light of a trial-balloon nomination, it is difficult for an individual to come to his own defense.Chuck Hagel Deserves Fair Hearing for Defense-Secretary Post | John Avlon | December 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now he blew out the lamp and stood over me in the half-light, holding out a hand.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
The man's pale face and gray hair looked blurred in the half-light of the cabin.Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
He stands, therefore, in the uncertain half-light which preceded the dawn of modern philosophy.
As they did so a score of little bells upon them tinkled, and Mary saw a woman standing in the mild half-light.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
And away we went into the woods, she leading, her kilts flashing through the golden half-light.In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for half-light
a dim light, as at dawn or dusk
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