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noun as in darkness

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During the summer of 2020, as protests and indignation erupted across the country, it seemed to me the first time that people in my community began to acknowledge my Blackness, and what that may imply about my lived experience.

Under the blackness of night, burning red lit up the hillsides.

Blackness is the center of the universe for her and for her readers, or for her imagined reader.

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A lot of my writing this year has alerted me to the fact that I wish to write from a way that is centered in conscious allegiance to Blackness.

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The built-in columnated infrared illuminator lets you see in pitch blackness, while the 50mm objective lens lets in plenty of light and affords a field of view of 53 feet at a distance of 200 feet.

When you are firing out at night, the red tracers go out into the blackness as if you were drawing with a light pen.

The conforms of systemic racism have caused a precious grasping of your blackness that oft times seeks to destroy us.

In black-ish, Dre reacts by trying to reaffirm his blackness within his home.

“Blackness is another issue entirely apart from class in America,” Proctor said.

There seemed a sense that his blackness alone lent him a protean kind of wisdom, power, promise—hope, we might recall.

"We are going into the sunlight, out of the shadow;" and she glanced back at the west, which was of a slaty blackness.

The gas-lamps, too, seemed in a fog and struggled feebly against the blackness of the evening.

As he fell a great blackness rose around him, and with it the bewildered clamour of awakened dogs.

My head sank to the table and my hands clasped my eyes to shut out the blackness.

The mountain's shadow was over it and deepening fast, warning us to hurry before the road was lost in blackness.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to blackness, such as: dark, dimness, duskiness, gloom, murkiness, and nightfall.

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