blacken


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Synonyms for blacken

Synonyms for blacken

Synonyms for blacken

make or become black

burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

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All on a sudden some night it will come wailing in the wind outside your window, and you must blacken your heart and harden your face with another strangling grip of its slim appealing throat, another blow upon its angel eyes.
But the consequence is, that the whole profession in Middlemarch have set themselves tooth and nail against the Hospital, and not only refuse to cooperate themselves, but try to blacken the whole affair and hinder subscriptions.
If blackened alone, only her close female friends and relatives generally blacken the bride.
This happens in times when the West tries to blacken Macedonia regarding our attitude towards migrants in order to wash out the sin from their hands.
Then we blacken him which is when we cover him in black waste oil from our tractors, old milk, wheat ears to make it itchy and cover him in cow slurry.
The Ceann Comhairle said there were people trying to blacken his name and make him play piggy in the middle in a row over who should replace retired Kieran Coughlan.