Yet, even when the cause looked dim, the question of American credibility always won the day.
"They had an innovative product years ago but times have changed, so the prospects look pretty dim."
The prospects for marriage anytime in the near future were looking dim as the couple tried to figure out a way to be together.
But the future looks so dim now that he worries about his 13-year-old son, who will have to enter the army in five years.
Her house looked dim and comfortable, like a stage set for a romance, only I didn't feel romantic.
"The long-term prospects look dim" because of these pressures, he said.
The room looked dim and strange in the twilight.
The show starts bold in a standard way by looking dim and empty.
And suddenly the future doesn't look so dim after all.
In the weak light everything looked dim, gray and dusty.