Antonyms for darkened

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The face of the Gascon darkened, and his eyes flashed with resentment.

Behind him, in a darkened room, a barkeeper was wiping the bar with a clean cloth.

She was very certain that her eyes had not been darkened as to lids or waxed as to lashes.

All the long, beautiful October went by, and still he lay in the darkened room.

But as she sat "hooking-in," the window was darkened, and involuntarily she lifted her eyes.

The blue of Evadna's eyes darkened and darkened until they were almost black.

How could the arrows be white when even the sun was darkened by the black-winged creatures?

More subtly we felt it, as one knows of a presence in a darkened room.

The sky favored my design, and darkened all things with a sea of clouds.

But whether his mother's darkened mind ever forgave him it would be difficult to say.

WORD ORIGIN

c. 1300, "to make dark;" late 14c., "to become dark," from dark (adj.) + -en (1). The more usual verb in Middle English was simply dark, as it is in Chaucer and Shakespeare, and darken did not predominate until 17c. The Anglo-Saxons also had a verb sweorcan meaning "to grow dark." To darken someone's door (usually with a negative) is attested from 1729.

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