Phrases with "blinding"

Robert Louis Stevenson And then there came a blinding flash, which showed me my uncle plainly, just where I had fancied him to stand; and hard upon the heels of it, a great tow-row of thunder. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. Phillips Oppenheim I slackened speed, and directly afterwards there was a blinding blaze of light from a very powerful headlamp. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

H. G. Wells Everyone struggled to the rail of the steamer and peered into the blinding furnace of the west, but nothing was to be distinguished clearly. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Whilst in the fir forests hunting wolves, out in the midst of a blinding snowstorm, they agreed to effect his destruction. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

It must have been the better part of half an hour before the tornado passed, and I could look seaward at anything but a blinding scurry. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

A cloth was skilfully wound round his face, blinding his eyes and blanketing his voice. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Abraham Merri On the echo of Sharane’s cry a blinding light, pearl white and pearl rose flashed down upon them — on Sharane, the three men and the warrior maids crouched white-faced at Sharane’s feet. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

The train had not been more than an hour on its journey when the cotton-wool clouds commenced to dissolve in a blinding downpour of snowflakes. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Henry James He used to sit in the garden by the hour, with his head thrown back, his legs outstretched, his hands in his pockets, and his eyes fastened upon the blinding summer sky. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Radclyffe Hall To a man such as he was, sensitive, restrained, love came as a blinding revelation. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

James Payn In all her blinding passion (and she was really very angry), she never quite lost sight of the respect she owed her mistress. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

James Joyce They cleave the gloom of dreams, a blinding flame, Clanging, clanging upon the heart as upon an anvil. Chamber Music by James Joyce

H.G. Wells But suddenly the flames spurted out in a blinding glare that shot upward to an immense height a blinding brilliance broken by a thousand flickering gleams like the waving of swords. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

Olaf Stapledon The shadowed sides of its buttresses and gables, and also the shadowed faces of the near rocks and of every stone, glowed with a purple bloom, the light from a blinding violet star. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

And his own tracks were being obliterated as fast as footmarks in blinding snow. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

The ordinary first symptom was a blinding headache and a high fever; then came a swelling of the throat and glands and a quick delirium. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

It was the cheeriest room of the suite, always flooded with light, which was sometimes so blinding that Rosalie had put up a curtain of blue cotton stuff, which she drew of an afternoon. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Wilkie Collins He closed the festival with a visit to the theater, a supper in mixed company, total self-oblivion, a bed at a tavern, and a blinding headache the next morning. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Mark Twain She was a roaring conflagration of blinding white. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

D. H. Lawrence He wants at least a blinding pretence of intimacy. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Isabella Bird The drift was not only blinding and stinging but suffocating. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Without losing one particle of my intention, I governed more carefully my looks and actions, and thought I had succeeded in blinding Adelaide to my real feelings and purpose. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells And this blue vault, with the blinding sun pouring from the dome of it. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

T. E. Lawrence Then came a blessed relief as the itch grew milder in the evening cool — but the wind changed and hot showers of blinding salty dust swept us for three hours. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Something was going on at Memmert today; our men had gone there; here were we, ten miles away, in a smothering, blinding fog. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

H. G. Wells Flashes of blinding lavender-tinted light showed that press cameras were in action. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Ann Radcliffe When he had reached the bottom, he inclined to believe that it was not so; and the care which had been observed in blinding him, seemed to indicate that he was going to some new place. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Still, however, through all that bright, blinding dazzle of the sun and the new snow, she beheld a small white figure in the garden, that seemed to have a wonderful deal of human likeness about it. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Lights!’ The glare stabbed into Pat’s eyes, blinding him. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Willa Cather While they were at the party, a blinding snowstorm came on, with a hard wind. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

The sweet, keen breeze made me shiver, and the northern sky, from which my blinding southern sun was blazing, was as hard as sapphire. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

Sinclair Lewis It came with a roar, a pitiless drenching against which they fought uselessly, soaking them, slapping their faces, blinding their eyes. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells The light seemed blinding at first; the room was bleakly uncomfortable, and everybody looked ghastly. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

He was standing on an expanse of blinding white sand at which a lazy blue sea was licking. The Magic Walking Stick by John Buchan [1927]

Dr. Vanaman stood at the rail, peering outward with eyes that strove in vain to penetrate more than a rod or so through the blinding mist that still enveloped the steamer. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

F. Scott Fitzgerald Then, as a blinding white glow struck at their eyes and the voice shouted ‘Quiet! We’re rolling!’ Pat began to run, followed quickly through the white silence by the others. The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1941]

Wilkie Collins The blinding tears shut her out from my eyes, and I dashed them away to look at her for the last time. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Theodore Dreiser He walked homeward in a blinding snowstorm, reaching the ferry by dusk. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Rudyard Kipling A sand-bar of blinding white sand gave promise of flat country that the next bend denied; for, lo! we were running under a triple tier of fortifications, lava-topped, pine-clothed, and terrible. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Rudyard Kipling Giddiness took away all sensation of touch or form; but the sense of blinding colour remained. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

E. F. Benson It had been brief as a sudden ray of sun piercing through some unconjectured rent in blinding storm-clouds. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

His head took the ground, he felt a spasm of blinding pain, and then a sense of horrible suffocation before his wits left him. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim And everywhere the blinding white light, and beyond! O God!” She commenced to cry like a little child, and Marian comforted her. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

The gas was flaring high in the low-roofed parlor when he opened his eyes, and at first he could scarcely distinguish the occupants of the room for the blinding glare of light. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Then suddenly a tremendous boom was heard below, a blinding sheet of flame lit up all the windows and then a dreadful moment’s silence was followed by the sounds of a cascade of falling glass. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Rudyard Kipling Giddiness took away all sensation of touch or form, but the sense of blinding color remained. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

But ere he might speak word, a blinding flash went from earth to heaven, and the firm floor of the banquet hall rocked and shook as with an earthquake. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Rudyard Kipling The first Big Side Paper-chase, in blinding wet, was as vile as even the groaning and bemired Beetle had prophesied. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

Willa Cather The blinding sunlight did not temper the cold, which cut the face and made the lungs ache. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

George Meredith Jenna received a blinding slap across the eyes. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

E. F. Benson Or, again, I would find myself playing cards still in silence in a drawing-room lit with immense chandeliers, that gave a blinding illumination. The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson

Then went a crash through earth and heaven, and a blinding wildfire through the chamber as it had been a thunderbolt. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Rudyard Kipling Then a woman rose up, and clasping her hands behind her head, looked at the passing boat, and the ripples spread out from her waist, in blinding white silver, far across the water. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H. G. Wells Then through a whirl of blinding smoke and steam he saw limbs and a collapsing, burst body fling themselves to earth. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

H. G. Wells And then again Cavor flung our little sphere open to the scorching, blinding sun. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

H. G. Wells A man hung far overhead from the upper part of a cable, holding by a rope the blinding star that had driven the darkness back. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

H. G. Wells Then blinding flames squirted out in all directions from the point of impact, and the little man who had jumped became, for an instant, a flash of fire and vanished — vanished absolutely. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Suddenly, over the frenzy of this mad world, a storm of cold rain broke whirling, and cold gray mists drove, blinding the windows and chilling us where we sat within. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells He shot into a blinding light that made him grip the tighter. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim For a period of seconds their lips met fiercely, hungrily, the flavour of salt in their madness, and the roar and blinding fury of the breaking waves stupefying them . The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

A blinding flash of lightning tore through the sky and then an awe-inspiring peal of thunder crashed overhead. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Jack London The blinding sun blazed down on it. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

It is an excellent plan to look upon the bright side of things, but one should not do this to the extent of blinding oneself to facts. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Wilkie Collins When I raised my head, and dashed away the blinding tears, and looked up, the blood chilled at my heart. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Rain fell in blinding sheets, the heath was a marsh, and it was the most I could do to struggle against the hurricane which stopped my breath. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Isabella Bird I covered my head with blankets, but it was still blinding and stifling, and I had to extinguish the fire with water and bear the cold, which then was about 20°. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

E. F. Benson What happened next?’ Diva had not got further than that yet, but now a blinding brilliance illuminated her and she clapped her hands. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Algernon Blackwood A blinding confusion of times and places struggled for possession of me. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

D. H. Lawrence He felt the sweat trickling down his body: drops fell into his long black lashes, blinding him, so that he had to stop and angrily dash his eyes clear. Love Among the Haystacks by D. H. Lawrence [1930]

Anatole France At the end of the station, blinding with soot and dust, a small rainbow could be discerned, not larger than one’s hand. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

Leon Trotsky This fine young woman flashed across the revolutionary sky like a burning meteor, blinding many. My Life by Leon Trotsky

So blinding was the glare while it did last, however, that fully ten seconds must have elapsed before my eyes became accustomed to the darkness. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Henry Lawson Opposite stands the wool-shed, built entirely of galvanized iron; a blinding object to start out of the scrub on a blazing, hot day. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Abraham Merri A thrust of blinding pain shot through his head. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Confused by the motion and a blinding sleet-shower that had come on, and forgetting the tremendous strain on the cable, I cast the slack off the bitts and left it loose. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Algernon Blackwood As with a sword-thrust of blinding sweetness, I was laid open. The Garden of Survival by Algernon Blackwood [1918]

H.P. Lovecraft The blinding maelstrom of greenish-yellow vapour which surged tempestuously up from that hole as the floods of acid descended, will never leave my memory. The Shunned House by H.P. Lovecraft [1924]

H. G. Wells The setting sun flashed his blinding heat into my eyes. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Miles Franklin There are times when our own case is so blinding that we are unable to feel or to see outside it. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

George Meredith Then the sudden throwing off of the mask by that man to whom she had bound herself, and the reading of Edward’s letter of penitence and love, thwarted reason, but without blinding or unsettling it. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Mark Twain And that night there came on a terrific storm, with driving rain, awful claps of thunder and blinding sheets of lightning. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Edith Wharton Fantastic shapes of heavy leaf-shadows on blinding whiteness. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Charles Kingsley Dead men he could descry through the blinding veil, rolled in heaps, laid flat; dead men and dying: but no man upon his feet. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

D. H. Lawrence He took her face between his hands and covered it with soft, blinding kisses, like a soft, narcotic rain. The Mortal Coil by D. H. Lawrence [1917]

H. G. Wells The bomb flashed blinding scarlet in mid-air, and fell, a descending column of blaze eddying spirally in the midst of a whirlwind. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

E. Phillips Oppenheim In the roar of the elements and that blinding deluge of rain, the crashing of the trees and the hissing of the wind through the undergrowth and along the ground, he had abandoned caution. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Rudyard Kipling Then they waded out — men, women, and children — through the blinding hot rain of the morning, but turned naturally for one farewell look at their homes. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

About it they began to perceive a certain dim outline of dark substance, behind which the moon itself was just a depth and a blinding expanse of light. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

Elizabeth Gaskell A sharp pebble flew by her, grazing forehead and cheek, and drawing a blinding sheet of light before her eyes. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Heaven help her! Heaven help my poor, gentle, guileless darling! Surely Heaven must have had some pity upon her when her husband was not by!” The young man dashed the blinding tears from his eyes. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Mark Twain One blinding flash after another came, and peal on peal of deafening thunder. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

H. G. Wells So much I saw then, all vaguely for the flickering of the lightning, in blinding highlights and dense black shadows. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Ford Madox Ford The horse, its upper leg swathed with criss-crosses of white through which a purple stain was slowly penetrating, stood motionless, its head hanging down, mule-like, under the blinding sun. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Unlike Gatsby and Tom Buchanan, I had no girl whose disembodied face floated along the dark cornices and blinding signs, and so I drew up the girl beside me, tightening my arms. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Henry Kingsley Then these even disappeared, and all around was one white blinding glare. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Rudyard Kipling My gold I have lacquered down to dull bronze, my purples overlaid with sepia of the sea, and for hell-hearted ruby and blinding diamond I have substituted pale amethyst and mere jargoon. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Elizabeth Gaskell It implies that our present feelings are blinding us, and that some more clear-sighted spectator is able to distinguish our future better than we do ourselves. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Willa Cather Well, here he was; hot and uncomfortable, in a chair much too small for him, with a row of blinding footlights glaring in his eyes. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

H. Rider Haggard To begin with, the wind was not favourable, and further, we must certainly be perceived, however careful we were, against the blinding background of snow, which we should be obliged to traverse. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

There was a blinding sheet of flame, a dull roar, and then billow upon billow of acrid smoke. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

Willa Cather One afternoon, late in the summer, Dr. Howard Archie was fighting his way back to town along this walk through a blinding sandstorm, a silk handkerchief tied over his mouth. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Apparently out of her empty open palm, like a missile hurled, a thin, blinding beam of light struck the curtains, making them suddenly transparent. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Marie Corelli The great Christ in the centre of the painting seemed to live and move, and float towards him on clouds of blinding glory. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Gustave Flauber Felicite continued to back before the bull, blinding him with dirt, while she shouted to them to make haste. A Simple Soul by Gustave Flauber

His wife watched the landscape as long as she could, but the snow soon began to darken all the air, and she could see nothing save that blank blinding fall. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

T. E. Lawrence The dust was blinding and choking, and the snapping of the branches, grumbles of the camels, shouts and laughter of the men, made a rare adventure. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Jack London Just at the tunnel-like mouth of my dim cave the day reared itself in a wall of blinding sunshine. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Arthur Morrison The night was full of blinding wet, and the rain beat on the window as on a drum. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

Edith Wharton After that, for a while, everything was merged in her brain in swimming circles of heat and blinding alternations of light and darkness. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

That day dawned blood-red and beautiful, but in a little it was a blinding blue from pole to pole, and the thermometer in the veranda reached three figures before breakfast. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Willa Cather The snow, beaten hard, was blue in the dusk; a day of blinding sunlight had not even started a thaw. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

The smoke blinded and stifled him, yet more than stifling or blinding was the hunger for one true thing to lust or hate. Et in Sempiternum Pereant by Charles Williams

E. Phillips Oppenheim There is a blinding flash of light before my eyes, more brilliant than the sun’s pale rays, followed by a loud report and a hot stinging pain in my shoulder. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

He scanned once more the drowsing landscape; he smiled on Art; he sprang aloft and abroad and sped upwards in a blinding gleam. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

In the new régime of science the mercury was descending rapidly; but in a moment the instrument was obscured by a blinding fall of snow. The Ocean Wave by Ambrose Bierce

D. H. Lawrence A blinding flash went over his brain, his body jolted. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence There seemed a spell, almost a blinding spell, cast round their table, as if they were lighted up more strongly than the rest of the dining-room. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Algernon Blackwood A blinding flash passed across my face, and there was heat for an instant that seemed to shrivel skin, and flesh, and bone. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

A cloud of blinding dust is rais’d around, Labors beneath their feet the trembling ground. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

When the sun rose there was a white fog, very warm and clammy, and more blinding than the night. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Bram Stoker God’s will be done!” Down came another blinding rush of driving snow, and the whole landscape was blotted out. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

It drove with the violence of the first precursor of the winter’s storms, whipping their faces, blinding their eyes, and shutting out the Windrush vale with a screen of leaden mist. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

H. G. Wells He stood up and beheld the sun, a great ball of blinding gold, setting upon a tumbled sea of gold-edged crimson and purple clouds, strange and wonderful beyond imagining. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Abraham Merri Through the window cascaded a blinding radiance. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Arthur Conan Doyle On they swept over the level and up to the slope, ere they met the blinding storm of the English arrows. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Wilkie Collins The sun grew blinding bright, the white sea birds chasing each other far beyond me seemed to be flitting before my face, the mellow murmur of the waves on the beach was like thunder in my ears. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

All the waiters were uniformed and brass-buttoned to blinding effect, and the head waiter was a majestic creature in a long blue coat reaching to his feet, and armed with a mighty silver-headed staff. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

D. H. Lawrence A wave of anger came over him, blinding him. Her Turn by D. H. Lawrence [1913]

Abraham Merri Out of the concave depths of the shields whipped lashes of blinding flame. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Anatole France The place was dark, and had only little blinding lights. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

The hurricane never abated, and the blinding dust rose around him in great waves. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

H. G. Wells Presently a searchlight swept down the sky to them, stopped as it were with a start, scrutinised them, a blinding stare confused rather than mitigated by an intervening monstrous weed stem or so. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

H.P. Lovecraft With Cyclopean rage it tore through the soil above that damnable pit, blinding and deafening me, yet not wholly reducing me to a coma. The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Gertrude Stein A tiger a rapt and surrounded overcoat securely arranged with spots old enough to be thought useful and witty quite witty in a secret and in a blinding flurry. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Abraham Merri They were like a border of gigantic, upthrust shields; and within each, emblazoned like a shield’s device, was a blinding flower of flame — the reflected, dilated face of the sun. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Then in a blinding flash the fights went up, and Colonel Bendex was seen standing, white-faced and with his hair dishevelled, with his hand upon the switch. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Sigmund Freud The blinding in the Oedipus legend and elsewhere is a substitute for castration. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

A blinding sunlight drowned all this at times in a sudden recrudescence of glare. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

G. K. Chesterton A Dickens character hits you first on the nose and then in the waistcoat, and then in the eye and then in the waistcoat again, with the blinding rapidity of some battering engine. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

There was undoubtedly a blinding flash of light. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

The exuberant daylight and the blinding heaven of the tropics picked out and framed the pictures. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Abraham Merri On its back were multitudinous breasts from which issued blinding flashessapphire blue, emerald green, sun yellow. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Edith Wharton Justine had risen also, and she stood motionless, her hands clasped against her breast, in the drawn shrinking attitude of a fugitive overtaken by a blinding storm. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

In the evening the wounded boy was taken to a Burmese doctor, who, by applying some poisonous concoction of crushed leaves to his left eye, succeeded in blinding him. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Corpang followed closely at his heels, He was obliged to shield his eyes with his hands for a few minutes, so unaccustomed was he to Branchspell’s blinding rays. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

George Gissing A blinding rush, and there burst against the bridge a great volley of sunlit steam. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Olaf Stapledon Then came a blizzard of blinding sleet, and presently a heavy cloud swept along the moor and engulfed us. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Andrew Lang But as he stooped down the water gave a sudden fizzle, and splashed into the fox’s eyes, blinding him. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

To this frail shelter from the wild uproar, and the blinding spray, nearly all the touring gentlemen, and even many of the pretty ladies, find their way. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Abraham Merri With blinding flash upon flash the sapphire incandescences struck forth at their feet. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Henry James He had waked up on Thursday morning, so far as he had slept at all, with the sense, together, of a blinding New York blizzard and of a deep sore inward ache. A Round of Visits by Henry James [1910]

Doubtless the stream of light was blinding her as the shadows of death gathered around. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

James Payn The last time he had seen that little light-house, it had flashed in vain its fiery warning through sheets of blinding foam. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Edith Wharton He was subject to the unobservant man’s acute flashes of vision, and Mrs. Westmore’s beauty was like a blinding light abruptly turned on eyes subdued to obscurity. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Edith Wharton Below was the sea, blazing with a million shafts of light; and overhead a blinding sky, which reflected the sun’s glitter like a huge baldric of steel. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

The roads were blinding now in the glare of the sky, the horizons beginning to swim. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Even if it had continued calm we should have had to row back in the dark; but now the sun was setting, and with the darkness we had to encounter the gathering storm and the blinding snow. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

George Gissing Through blinding tears he discerned Mr. Wyvern’s solemn countenance. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

A blinding gust of rain blew in. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Henry Handel Richardson In this case, however, he had to yield; for not only did a deep personal liking spring up between the two women, but a wave of pity swept over Polly, blinding her to more subtle considerations. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells The sun which had been a white blaze had sunk down until it touched the high line of the silhouette of Cayme, and its blinding glory had become only a blazing red disk. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Robert Louis Stevenson How long I may have slept it is impossible for me to guess; but I was awakened at last by a sudden, blinding flash of light into my face. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

A solitary dôm palm, the northernmost of its race and the first specimen one meets with on the Nile, grows in a garden adjoining this market-place; but we could scarcely see it for the blinding dust. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Algernon Blackwood With them came a blinding clarity of sight that enabled him to focus a vast field of detail with extraordinary rapidity. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Olaf Stapledon The pools, the rains, the house-uprooting storms, the everlasting cloud, blinding purple. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells Then with a violent thud, a blinding flash, her decks, her funnels, leaped upward. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

I felt the need of blinding him to my condition. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells And even as he gazed the mists swirled and dissolved, the rays of the rising sun smote the old castle to blinding gold, and the fastness of the Earthlings stood out clear and bright. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

H. G. Wells A great flame spurted from the middle of the Prince, a blinding flare, and there came a thud like the firing of a gun. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Edgar Rice Burroughs A vivid and blinding light flashed from the whirling, inky clouds above. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Henry Handel Richardson Her stepfather sat at the table, his head between his hands, sullen and malignant; a kitchen lamp, backed by a round tin radiator, shed its blinding glare on his eyes, heavy with wine. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Robert Louis Stevenson Blackness engulfed the world; blackness, stabbed across from every side by intricate and blinding lightning. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

The storm had passed in the afternoon into a resolute and blinding snow, and the shepherd, finding it hopeless on the hill, came home about three o’clock. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

H.P. Lovecraft We had hardly more than turned, however, when there descended such a blinding sheet of torrential rain that shelter became imperative. The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

There was something horrible in it — horrible to think of that blue, blinding sky, stretching on and on over Burma and India, over Siam, Cambodia, China, cloudless and interminable. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Then a blinding flash split the air in front, and the crash of musketry almost in his face hurled him back. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

And at the same moment a flare was lit below which brought the whole hall from floor to rafters into blinding light. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

I am not of those who explain this steadfastness by a theory of early prepossession on Hawthorne’s part, blinding him to Pierce’s errors or defects. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

William Hope Hodgson It seemed to leap, almost to the distant Green Sun — shearing through the emerald light, a very cataract of blinding fire. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Elizabeth Von Arnim I want it to be blinding in its brightness after the dark, cool path through the wood. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

He! He grinned, the rain blinding him as he climbed the steep hill to Cat Bells. That was never again for him nor would he care for it did he have it. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

H. G. Wells It was extremely dark, this passage, after the blinding sunlight reflected from the sulphurous ground. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Jacques Futrelle The glare dazzled Mr. Grimm with its blinding flood, but he didn’t move. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

John Galsworthy The smell of parched grass mixed itself with his agony, for how long — how long — till the night was rent with a blinding flash and thunder rolled round and round him. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Edith Wharton Had she misdirected it, then? In that first blinding moment her mind might so easily have failed her. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Charles Dickens But, he held his trembling breath, and brushed away the blinding tears, that he might look upon her; that he might only see her. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

He had a blinding headache, and felt rather sick and as silly as an owl. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

H. G. Wells At last, however, I got over the well-mouth somehow, and staggered out of the ruin into the blinding sunlight. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Thomas Hardy Tears, blinding tears, were running down her face. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

But even as he took aim the sky above them ripped open in one jagged crevice of blinding fire. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

At that time we were rowing for the ship, and amid the darkness and the blinding snow and the dashing waves we heard from time to time the report of signal-guns fired from the ship to guide us back. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

E. Phillips Oppenheim We seemed suddenly bathed in a blinding glare of white light, and, notwithstanding our anxiety, were forced to cover our eyes. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He led the way into a great hall, as large as an armory and broken intermittently with busy sets and blinding rows of unfamiliar light. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Algernon Blackwood The doors flung from their hinges and a blinding light poured in and flooded the strangest possible hidden corners. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

H. G. Wells He has even made some experiments in support of his views; but, so far, he has simply succeeded in blinding a few dogs. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Wilkie Collins No sound reached my ears — the black blinding darkness of the night was all round me when I first stood on the verandah, except at that part of it which Madame Fosco’s window over-looked. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Jacques Futrelle He saw only the outline of a thin little man of indeterminate age, then came a blinding flash under his eyes, and he leaped forward. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

H. G. Wells I perceived there was a blinding glare outside, an utter change from the gloomy darkness of our first impressions. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Henry James It gave her a blinding glimpse of lost alternatives. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

Elizabeth Gaskell Then came the blinding lightning and the rumble and quick-following rattling peal of thunder right over our heads. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]