It is a sort of attenuated variety of Ixion’s punishment, and contributes a dismal chapter to the history of gaols.
By the outer margin of the Pit was an oval pond, and over it hung the attenuated skeleton of a chrome-yellow moon which had only a few days to last—the morning star dogging her on the left hand.
All the lights in the scene were yellow as to colour, and all the shadows were attenuated as to form.
A manor-house clock from the far depths of shadow struck the hour, one, in a small, attenuated tone.
Some were marked with great splotches, red as arterial blood, others were saffron yellow, and others tall and attenuated, with stems like macaroni.
The little attenuated voices of the children brought to her ear in distinct utterance the words they sang without thought or comprehension— Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead Thou me on.
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The problems of poverty are attenuated by the social safety net.
How vain and foolish, then, thought I, for timid untravelled man to try to comprehend aright this wondrous whale, by merely poring over his dead attenuated skeleton, stretched in this peaceful wood.