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dazzle

Dimming of vision due to intense stimulus of very bright light.
See: glare
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He relies too heavily, moreover, on Messiaen for his examples of dazzlement and breakthrough.
In each "case," the experience is described as a form of illness and is characterized by similar symptoms: a sense of discontinuity and unreality, a disorienting dazzlement, the inability to distinguish boundaries or limits.
Thus late-Elizabethan audiences may not only have been seduced into approving Falstaff's vices by the theatrical dazzlement deplored by Puritan anti-theatricalists.
As Foucault notes: "Descartes closes his eyes and plugs up his ears the better to see the true brightness of essential daylight; thus he is secured against the dazzlement of the madman who, opening his eyes, sees only night, and not seeing at all, believes he sees when he imagines.
Our goal should be "customer dazzlement," as Chip Bell, of Performance Research Associates, Inc.
But even so, Pimlott is a good restorer perhaps precisely because he resists dazzlement.
The writer Colette expresses this same ambiguity in the form of a half-question at the end of a remarkable sentence in which she recalls her childhood impressions of her mother's garden: "Apart from a curve of earth, apart from a thicket of cherry laurels topped by a ginko tree--I used to give its ray-shaped leaves to my schoolmates who would dry them between the pages of the atlas--the whole warm garden thrived in a yellow light quivering with reds and violets, yet I couldn't tell whether this red, this violet, hinged, still hinge, on a sentimental happiness or on an optical dazzlement.
but nevertheless the Main Show's Year Of Australia was the expected dazzlement of fine displays.
For all its visual be dazzlement, however, there are equal aspects of breathless bluster, insistent showiness and defiant disorientation that make the big action scenes, most notably a climactic chase through Moscow, cut both ways.
One of his reasons for writing, again according to the dust jacket, is that "for centuries, the artistic merit of performers with superior technique has almost ipso facto been denied"; he argues, on the contrary, that "no musician can reach the summit of his art if he is restrained by materials, or unreceptive to pleasure, amplitude a nd dazzlement.
The metaphor is telling, for in reaching after a language of powerful dazzlement and neurological tyranny (the potion is "domineering" [I.
He makes this possible through sensual extremes, through the experience of "dazzlement," much like the dazzlement depicted in the Apocalypse in which a powerful force, a voice, or a light source will envelope the mortal, thus causing, "in the twinkling of an eye," both the annihilation of the mortal body and its transformation into the body of glory.