Dazzle

Definition of Dazzle

Daz´zle
v. t.1.To overpower with light; to confuse the sight of by brilliance of light.
[imp. & p. p. Dazzled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dazzling .]
Those heavenly shapes
Will dazzle now the earthly, with their blaze
Insufferably bright.
- Milton.
An unreflected light did never yet
Dazzle the vision feminine.
- Sir H. Taylor.
2.To bewilder or surprise with brilliancy or display of any kind.
v. i.1.To be overpoweringly or intensely bright; to excite admiration by brilliancy.
Ah, friend! to dazzle, let the vain design.
- Pope.
2.To be overpowered by light; to be confused by excess of brightness.
An overlight maketh the eyes dazzle.
- Bacon.
I dare not trust these eyes;
They dance in mists, and dazzle with surprise.
- Dryden.
n.1.A light of dazzling brilliancy.

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