Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DARKER

Into the darker secrets of the Book of Wishes we will not penetrate.

I am not painting my early life as any darker than most lives.

If the juice is boiled too long, the jelly will be darker than it should be.

Their light is burning dim, and yet darker days are awaiting them in the future.

The eyes and hair seemed a deeper hazel, a darker brown, than they had been.

It grew darker and darker as she proceeded, but she reached the house in safety.

The darker, grimmer side of the student life was wholly hidden from Betty.

These too, in turn, became sprinkled with the darker and taller pines.

If a lead comb be sometimes passed through the hair, it will assume a darker colour, but for health it cannot be recommended.

The matter began to assume a darker complexion as we thought it over.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from dark (adj.). Figurative in the dark "ignorant" first recorded 1670s.