He was a blonde, spiritless man, anaemic, and faintly handsome. When he saw us a damp gleam of hope sprang into his light blue eyes.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby, Chapter 2. Nick’s description of George Wilson, who is depicted as worn down and spiritless, and living in the shadows of his wife Myrtle. He eyes light up because he thinks Tom will sell him a car.