Usage examples for opaque

  1. Following this retrospect, the moon came boldly out, sparkled upon the overflow of silver at his feet, seemed to show the dark, opaque meadow beyond for a moment, and then disappeared. – On the Frontier by Bret Harte
  2. Without a word, perhaps, the love and friendship of years disappear, and in the place of two human beings transparent to each other, there are two who are opaque and indifferent. –  by
  3. Each boat, gliding silently from ship to ship, and shore to shore, turns up a silver ripple at its stem, and trails a wake of silver behind; while the dip of the oar- blades brings up liquid silver, dripping, from the opaque deep. – To Cuba and Back by Richard Henry Dana
  4. Then the monk bent over the body and looked at the face into the opaque white eyes; there was no difference, the flesh was warm- everything was just the same, and yet ... – Orientations by William Somerset Maugham
  5. Far below were opaque blackness, storm and wind. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  6. The moment your curiosity is really aroused about an historical circumstance, the glasses through which you have been viewing so varied and wide a landscape become suddenly very opaque – Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis by G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke
  7. Hypatia is a typical English girl of a sort never called typical: that is, she has an opaque white skin, black hair, large dark eyes with black brows and lashes, curved lips, swift glances and movements that flash out of a waiting stillness, boundless energy and audacity held in leash. – Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw
  8. As once more the frantic cry resounded, it seemed to pierce this opaque silence like a palpable missile, and to wing its way without hindrance up to the stars. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  9. He read the paragraph over again, and the signature too, if he wanted to; for poor Susan had found that her secret was hardly opaque to those round spectacles and the eyes behind them, and, with a not unbecoming blush, opened the fold of the letter before she handed it back. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  10. The Treasury presented a deplorable spectacle of neglect: the riches had aged with the Cathedral, the diamonds did not flash, the gold seemed tarnished and dusty, the silver was blackened, the pearls were opaque and sick, the smoke from the wax tapers and the damp atmosphere of the church had sadly dulled everything. – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  11. Satisfied with the explanation, I munched my bread in silence and swallowed a cup of thick tea; we had been carrying water for three days and it was getting opaque – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  12. Then he saw an opaque object moving toward the submarine. – Boy Scouts in a Submarine by G. Harvey Ralphson
  13. I saw a bright opaque white mass before my eyes, and in the centre of this light I saw the face of my little darling, his eyes bright, his mouth smiling. – Occultism and Common-Sense by Beckles Willson
  14. It would seem as though, in my thoughts, I could never reach him; as though masses of opaque things lay between. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  15. So did his comrades, with evident satisfaction, though the liquid was so opaque that I could not see the bottom of a tea- cup when it was full. – Six Months at the Cape by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. And as a further illustration of the limpid shallows of the one and the often opaque depths of the other, we give space to the following: When Khalid was ordered to appear before the Boss, writes Shakib, such curiosity and anxiety as I felt at that time made me accompany him. – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  17. Spores subglobose, dark violaceous, opaque 12- 15 mic. – The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio by A. P. Morgan
  18. The heavy purple clouds which had arisen in the west at sunset, when all that was mortal of Lotys had been sent forth to a lonely burial in the sea, had gradually spread over the whole sky, darkening in hue as they moved, and rolling together in huge opaque masses, which presently began to close in and become denser as the night advanced. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli