dazzle

Part of speech: verb

To blind for a moment by excess of light; be blindingly bright; fascinate; bewilder.

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Usage examples "dazzle":

  1. It is no concern of his to dazzle the mind by the brilliance of his wit; nor does he labour to say things because they are striking, but only because they are true. - "Maxims and Reflections", Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
  2. From that moment the conquest was assured; for M. de Coralth possessed in an eminent degree all the attributes that were likely to dazzle and charm the gifted owner of Pompier de Nanterre. - "Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2)", Emile Gaboriau.
  3. Sir Eglamour, at the same moment, drew Crystabell's sword, which shone so brightly as to dazzle the eyes of Maroke, striking him stone- blind where he stood. - "The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book", Constance Cary Harrison.