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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There was no response, for a moment, in that deep darkness and that graveyard hush.
That face which fifteen days sooner, or fifteen days later, had been, or would be, splendidly illuminated by the solar rays, was then being lost in utter darkness. In fifteen days where would the projectile be?
now plunged into profound darkness, amid the cold, like the Esquimaux of the north pole.
The sudden realization of my ignorance of their ways of thinking and doing came home to me very vividly in the darkness. I shouted at them as loudly as I could.
This startled me, but as the effect was only momentary, I took it that my eyes deceived me straining through the darkness. Then for a time there were no blue flames, and we sped onwards through the gloom, with the howling of the wolves around us, as though they were following in a moving circle.
It is yet time--time to snatch this poor soul from everlasting darkness. I believe--I believe in thy infinite love.
On, yet on, crept the ring of darkness; it was now more than half across the blood-red orb.
On the side streets of the vil- lage, in the darkness under the trees, they took hold of her hand and she thought that something unex- pressed in herself came forth and became a part of an unexpressed something in them.
Through Cimmerian darkness he moved along the narrow ledge beside the boiling rapids.
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:
And again and again in the complete darkness Tushin's guns moved forward, surrounded by the humming infantry as by a frame.
As darkness came on, the hunting-cries to right and left and rear drew closer--so close that more than once they sent surges of fear through the toiling dogs, throwing them into short-lived panics.
Steps were heard and shadows glided through the darkness. The Persian drew Raoul behind a set piece.
As the sun rose and the light of a new day swept away the darkness of night our craft gave a final spasmodic plunge, turned half upon her side, and then with deck tilting at a sickening angle swung in a slow circle, her bow dropping further below her stern each moment.
We were clear from the carcase; sail had been made; the wind was freshening; the wild ocean darkness was intense.