darkness


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absence or deficiency of light

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an unilluminated area

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absence of moral or spiritual values

an unenlightened state

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having a dark or somber color

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a swarthy complexion

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For a lesson, I will let this darkness proceed, and spread night in the world; but whether I blot out the sun for good, or restore it, shall rest with you.
Without a word he shook his reins, the horses turned, and we swept into the darkness of the pass.
Starting up in the darkness I snatched at my matches and, hastily striking one, I saw three stooping white creatures similar to the one I had seen above ground in the ruin, hastily retreating before the light.
I crept back to the coal cellar, shut the door, and began to cover myself up as much as I could, and as noiselessly as possible in the darkness, among the firewood and coal therein.
The evening came on, and with it darkness; but however profound was this darkness, my eyes began to accustom themselves to it.
It is sin that brings dread, and darkness, and despair: there is light and blessedness for us as soon as we cast it off.
Gradually he yielded to the influences of silence and darkness.
The sun already was low, so that I did not have long to wait before the sudden darkness of Barsoom engulfed us.
And as I looked there came bobbing out upon the current from the Stygian darkness of the interior the shell of one of the great, succulent fruits of the sorapus tree.
The darkness, heightened by the density of the foliage, was profound; however, Joe, leaning over to Kennedy's ear and pointing down the tree, whispered:
Yes, deep darkness shall cover the earth, and it shall be for a sign that Ignosi is indeed king of the Kukuanas.
The spark - a feeble spark, first principle of conflagration - shone in the darkness like a glow-worm, then was deadened against the match which it set fire to, Porthos enlivening the flame with his breath.
And again and again in the complete darkness Tushin's guns moved forward, surrounded by the humming infantry as by a frame.
His eyes opened upon the utter darkness of the room.
As darkness settled a heavy rain set in, and there was nothing for the baffled ape-man to do but wait in the partial shelter of a huge tree until morning; but the coming of dawn brought no cessation of the torrential downpour.