- Through the slight early morning haze, I could make out taller buildings to the left.
- Polarizers are most commonly used to darken blue skies in outdoor and scenic photographs by cutting through atmospheric haze.
- Atmospheric haze makes each layer of progressively distant peaks appear lighter in tone and color.
- Around 50 pool players competed in the weekly pool league, but the traditional haze of cigarette smoke hovering above the tables was missing.
- I can see nothing but people through the ribbony haze of rising cigarette smoke.
- The haze of smoke from cars hangs heavily around the suburbs.
- The rest of the evening passed away in a haze of confusion.
- Tired commuters pass you in a haze, or daze.
- The words penetrated the haze of confusion and shock that had momentarily frozen him in place.
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- Almost every major assignment he has had turns out to have been hazed over with clouds of scandal.
- He was a thin, short man, with an acne-pocked face and observant brown eyes hazed with green.
- After a long moment, she finally pulled away, her green eyes hazed with pleasure.
early 18th century (originally denoting fog or hoar frost): probably a back-formation from hazy.
- True, just about every university in the world hazed its freshmen.
- It used to be that veterans hazed rookies by making them sing their school songs.
- A Marine who doesn't quite measure up is hazed by two fellow Marines at the Corp's base in Cuba.
- He had little trouble hazing his quarry back.
- They sign onto the Interagency Bison Management Plan, which continues the hazing, testing, and slaughter of bison.
- Montana has ramped up its annual plan of hazing, capturing and slaughtering bison that leave the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park.
late 17th century (originally Scots and dialect in the sense 'frighten, scold, or beat'): perhaps related to obsolete French haser 'tease or insult'.