blackness


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Synonyms for blackness

Synonyms for blackness

the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)

total absence of light

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But I had scarce entered this when my light was blown out and in the blackness I could hear the Morlocks rustling like wind among leaves, and pattering like the rain, as they hurried after me.
One quality may be the contrary of another; thus justice is the contrary of injustice, whiteness of blackness, and so on.
The shadow of the wall lay, a yard wide and of inky blackness, at my feet.
It was only later, when upon the white flash of another high sea hurling itself amidships, Jukes had a vision of two pairs of davits leaping black and empty out of the solid blackness, with one overhauled fall flying and an iron-bound block capering in the air, that he became aware of what had happened within about three yards of his back.
I remember how I sat on the table there in the blackness, with patches of green and crimson swimming before my eyes.
He laughed a low laugh of pleasure and relief, and then reaching out through the inky blackness he sought my shoulder and pulled my ear close to his mouth.
From the lips of the ape-man came a weird, uncanny sound, and in answer to it there leaped from the blackness of the hut's farthermost corner a bolt of fur-clad death.
And one last picture I have, standing out very clear and bright in the midst of vagueness before and blackness afterward.
And next, after the blackness, I open my eyes in the early dawn to see a Japanese woman, solicitously anxious, bending over me.
Vanni's harp came in silvery ripples through the blackness of the dusty-smelling night; then the violins fell in--one of them was almost like a flute.
Jekyll grew pale to the very lips, and there came a blackness about his eyes.
It was like coming out into sunlight by comparison with the misty blackness which had been around them.
Dunning raised his hand, motioning him back with a gesture of warning; then, lowering the arm, he pointed to the place where the road lost itself in the blackness of the cedar forest.
19) Taking the engagement with the Enlightenment a bit further than Gilroy might precipitate the shift in focus consciousness to the double--a first step toward emancipation, that is, Blackness unhinged from self-consciousness.
Converging Identities: Blackness in the Modern African Diaspora