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synonyms for darkens

  • blacken
  • dim
  • eclipse
  • obscure
  • overshadow
  • becloud
  • bedim
  • deepen
  • fog
  • gray
  • haze
  • murk
  • obfuscate
  • overcast
  • shade
  • shadow
  • cloud over
  • cloud up
  • make dim
  • tone down

antonyms for darkens

MOST RELEVANT
  • lighten
  • clear up
  • brighten
  • illuminate
  • whiten
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How to use darkens in a sentence

In time this slightly darkens the colour of the leather, but it keeps it from cracking.
THE LIBRARY OF WORK AND PLAY: HOUSEKEEPINGELIZABETH HALE GILMAN
The beard increases; the hair becomes crisper; and the complexion darkens.
THE ETHNOLOGY OF THE BRITISH COLONIES AND DEPENDENCIESROBERT GORDON LATHAM
The shade of gravity which so usually darkens his poetry, is often heightened to the most solemn seriousness.
A LETTER ON SHAKSPERE'S AUTHORSHIP OF THE TWO NOBLE KINSMENWILLIAM SPALDING
Between Rickie and Gerald there lay a shadow that darkens life more often than we suppose.
THE LONGEST JOURNEYE. M. FORSTER
There seems to be a shuddering in the branches—the light fades upon yonder sunny woodlands—the foreground darkens apace.
PARSIFALH. R. HAWEIS
But always to look back on the mass of outer events that have made my tangible life darkens my day.
I, MARY MACLANEMARY MACLANE
Then the sky darkens, the Flying Dutchman comes in, and the storm music rages once more.
RICHARD WAGNERJOHN F. RUNCIMAN
I feel, I know thou art innocent of this monstrous crime; some horrid delusion darkens that poor boy's sight.
EUGENE ARAM, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
But the day darkens, and reminds me that I have wandered long enough in these City closes.
HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS IN LONDONMRS. E. T. COOK.
Heavy liq., odor and taste similar to chloroform; darkens on exposure.
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