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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DARKNESS

The darkness of a terrible storm hid it from the eye of man.

There was good feed all around, but we could not, from the darkness, find any water.

"She won't be married," he whispered to himself in the darkness.

She saw it was reasonable: what fellowship can light have with darkness, or love with starvation?

How was ever such a child of the darkness to come to love the light?

Through the cold and darkness came a shriek that chilled her with horror.

Here in the darkness he could hold the situation for a moment.

The coachman and his horses were both invisible, and nothing but darkness was about the boy.

If no one was there, he had a lesson to impart, based on the silence and the darkness.

Sometimes he has spent centuries in darkness, where he could neither read nor write.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English deorcnysse, from dark + -ness. Figurative use is recorded from mid-14c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DARKNESS

blindness

nounsightlessness
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