Phrases with "darkened"

Arthur Conan Doyle The mud of the great plain was stirred up by the rush of the current, and the light was darkened by the thick cloud of matter suspended in the water around us. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

Edith Wharton He nodded; “Yes.” “Or else — ” the blush darkened — “that she’s Jims — ” Again Dr. Lanskell nodded. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

F. Scott Fitzgerald She had been white-Saxon-blonde but she was more beautiful now that her hair had darkened than when it had been like a cloud and more beautiful than she. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

They had placed the body gently down within, in a darkened chamber. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

That inexorable pride—the pride of the name-worshippers—had darkened this young man’s existence, as it had darkened hers. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Guy de Maupassant In the quiet parlor, darkened by twilight shadows, Madame Roubere was reading, in an absent-minded fashion, raising her eyes whenever she heard a sound. Moonlight (Clair de Lune) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

H. G. Wells He saw tremendous things happen and in the end his world darkened to disaster and ruin. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

It is the most picturesque of burial-grounds, darkened by the shadow of those solemn yews and spreading cedars. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Edith Wharton Death and mourning darkened the houses of all my friends, and I mourned with them, and mingled my private grief with the general sorrow. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

H. G. Wells She had been darkened and I also had been darkened, and now — now it was all too late. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Henry James The wedding had been arranged in relation to this; they wished poor Godfrey’s fate settled first, though they felt the nuptials would be darkened if it shouldn’t be settled right. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

The door opened, and the doctor strode into the darkened room. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

George Gissing Thyrza was not so much to him as Lydia, but still was very much, and the sorrow which darkened Lydia’s life was to him the beginning of the end of all things. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Algernon Blackwood Before taking the final plunge, however, into oblivion, I heard the whisper of Julius, sharply audible in the silence, coming at me across the darkened room: “It’s all rot,” he said. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Samuel Johnson The vallies and the mountains are alike darkened with heath. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

He saw, he heard, he comprehended, the ruin that was coming down: already its gloomy shadow darkened above him; and already he was measuring his strength to deal with it. The English Mail-coach by Thomas De Quincey [1849]

H. G. Wells Then I explained my notion to the two British soldiers and how I meant to do it, and as soon as the short dusk had darkened into night, I risked it. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Elizabeth Gaskell By-and-by she showed symptoms of returning sense, and was placed in her own little bed in a darkened room, where, without ever waking to complete consciousness, she fell asleep. The Doom of the Griffiths by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Sometimes she would shut herself up in a darkened room, in paroxysms of weeping. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

The first summer sun had darkened her skin and she looked more than ever like a gipsy. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Nathaniel Hawthorne The declining sun is hidden behind the steeple and throws its shadow straight across the street; so that my chamber is darkened as with a cloud. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Henry James The tints of all things have both faded and darkened — you taste the chill of the place as you walk from room to room. A Passionate Pilgrim by Henry James [1871]

The fog had darkened to a denser blackness, and it was almost as if they were engulfed in sudden night. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Ivan Turgenev In the middle stood an old one-legged table, overgrown with fine green moss; two discoloured deal benches stood along the sides, some distance from the damp and darkened walls. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Jules Verne The crew, perched in the ratlines, examined the horizon which contracted and darkened by degrees. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I had fears that I might find you alone in a darkened room, with tear-stained eyes and sal volatile by your side. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

The happiness of our love was now darkened by this tremendous cloud that lowered before us. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

H. G. Wells Smoke, the smoke of the burning ships and of various smoke screens that had been released by hard-pressed units, darkened the sky and blocked out regions of black fog. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Wilkie Collins But for the wise course which the Minister had decided on taking, the poor child’s life might have been darkened by the horror of the mother’s crime, and the infamy of the mother’s death. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Arthur Conan Doyle Admiral Beaton stood upon his bridge, worn and weary, darkened by all the shadows of reaction. The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Walter Scott The spiritual pride, which in mine host of the Candlestick mantled in a sort of supercilious hypocrisy, was in this man’s face elevated and yet darkened by genuine and undoubting fanaticism. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

His whole life had been fettered and darkened by it. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

H. G. Wells They came into a darkened room and were told that the goverment had gone away. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Marjorie Bowen From the finding of the silver goblet in the ruined hut, he had associated with the Visconti’s name the darkened dwelling and its silent grounds. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

Edith Wharton A door opened, letting out a sickly waft of ether, and Halo found herself pushed into a darkened room, and heard Mrs. Dorman whisper: “There she is. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Sidney Colvin Unluckily Leigh Hunt himself has darkened counsel on the point by a paragraph inserted in the last edition of his Autobiography, as follows:—(Pref. no. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Washington Irving When every worldly maxim arrayed itself against him; when blasted in fortune, and disgrace and danger darkened around his name, she loved him the more ardently for his very sufferings. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

The afternoon had darkened over; and for the first time in many months a gathering canopy of cloud shut out the glory of sunset. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Aurora, from her end of the table, saw that gloomy glance, and a resolute shadow darkened her face, expressive of the strengthening of some rooted purpose deep hidden in her heart. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Julian Hawthorne But at a certain hour of the evening he would arise and walk with noiseless steps to the door of a darkened chamber. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Sir Walter Scott The words burst from him as at unawares, “I had never more need that the heavenly bodies should befriend me, for my earthly path is darkened and confused. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

H. G. Wells I looked up with a start, and the sky had darkened almost to blackness, and was thick with a gathering multitude of coldly watchful stars. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

George Gissing The sky had darkened over, and a shrilling of the wind sounded through the garden foliage — fir, and cypress, and laurel. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

A murmur travelled through the darkened air, and heavy clouds were hovering overhead. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Anthony Trollope A slight cloud darkened the lady’s brow. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

He darkened his greying eyebrows and the fringe of hair which enclosed his baldness. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Sir Richard Burton So we raised our eyes and saw that what we took for a cloud was the roc poised between us and the sun, and it was his wings that darkened the day. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Henry Handel Richardson While, asked by Mary if he remembered his little lost daughter, he looked at her with stupid, darkened eyes, and could not think what she meant. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

A mysterious communication was established already between us two — in the face of that silent, darkened tropical sea. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

A somber fury darkened his mind: a hot anger against the ship, against the facts of life, against the men for their cheating, against himself too — because of an inward tremor of his heart. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Richard Hakluy Also, the air is so darkened with continual mists and fogs so near the Pole, that no man can well see either to guide his ship or to direct his course. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

But his face darkened and set sternly as he read the paper; it was the greatest crime in the sight of a proud soldier, this crime against discipline, of the man for whom she pleaded. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Anatole France His air, his attitude, expressed the simplicity of motive which had formerly pleased Therese. His face, naturally harsh, darkened by sunburn, somewhat hollowed, but calm, expressed profound suffering. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

George Gissing The eyelids rose a look of confused trouble darkened the features then the lips relaxed in a happy smile. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

H. G. Wells Disappointment and exasperation darkened Lewisham’s soul. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

D. H. Lawrence They were of darkened red brick, brittle, with dark slate roofs. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton It was the first time she had permitted him a kiss, and as his face darkened down on her she felt a moment’s recoil. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Henry Kingsley I think the poor black boy would have felt in his dumb darkened heart some sorrow at seeing his kind old master so cruelly murdered. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

D. H. Lawrence He became deadly pale, and a dangerous flame darkened his eyes. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle Every little fault and blemish stands out clear in the presence of death, as the dust specks appear when the sunbeam shines into the darkened room. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

I had grown pale, my eyes were dilated and darkened underneath, and the languor which I had long felt began to display itself in my countenance. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

There were the rooms all darkened with the blinds down. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Do you know is it too late?” Even as she spoke, the outer doorway was darkened by the commanding bulk of a newcomer’s figure. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

The tall trees that stood close about the building darkened it, and added something of awe to the melancholy of the scene. Sir Dominick’s Bargain by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Edith Wharton Mrs. Cornish’s inquiring gaze darkened to disapproval. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The great tapestries of trees had darkened to ghosts back at the last edge of twilight. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Meredith The trees gave their swish of leaves, the river darkened the patch of wrinkles, the bordering flags amid the reed-blades dipped and streamed. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Rudyard Kipling The room was darkened till it was only just possible to distinguish the pips of the cards and the very white faces of the players. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

He represented more truly the spirit of the fierce warriors who overturned the dynasty of the Incas. He was not merely a crusader, fighting to extend the empire of the Cross over the darkened heathen. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Into that still darkened room she came to whisper her message. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arthur Morrison The filthy ceiling lit and darkened by fits as the candle-wick fell and guttered to its end. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu At his disappearance, for Sir Richard the air darkened as when, in the tropics, the sun sets without a twilight, and the silence of an awful night descended. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Sigmund Freud When the girl was about ten years old, her father had to go through a course of treatment in a darkened room on account of a detached retina. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

It divided the sunlight where it fell, just as its great original divided the sunlight in the upper air; and it darkened the space it covered, like an eclipse. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Colonel Jasper leaned forward in his chair and stared out wide-eyed across the darkened room, but Sarle sat back with his hands clenched and his eyes tightly closed. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

George Gissing The wasting disease had firm hold upon him; day by day it consumed his flesh, darkened his mind. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Robert Louis Stevenson The sky behind, so far as I could see, was all of a blue already enriched and darkened by the night, for the hill had what lingered of the sunset. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Andrew Lang In places the air was darkened by showers of lobster-patties, white puddings, sausages, tarts, and all sorts of sweetmeats, or with pieces of gold and silver, diamonds and pearls. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Abraham Merri And suddenly they darkened before them. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Marjorie Bowen The cloud that darkened his face on his arrival had lifted; he was a little flushed, and his eyes were dark, as if with excitement, otherwise he was composed and pleasant. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Packing up a few necessaries and leaving a letter behind him for his father, he made his way down the stairs of the now darkened house to a door opening upon the garden. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

But, to her supreme astonishment, he thrust her from him roughly, almost violently, and looking up at his face she saw it darkened by a blacker shadow than she had ever seen upon it before. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Arthur Conan Doyle Once more he saw the darkened sick-room, and his own form standing by the bed of the dying man. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Walter Scott They say that Damian the beardless was a man, but that Damian with the mustache is no better than a woman; and that age, which has darkened his upper lip, hath at the same time blenched his courage. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

George Gissing Far withdrawn, the craggy promontory of Sorrento darkened to profoundest blue; and Capri veiled itself in mist. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Radclyffe Hall He had got the wind up and rushed back to Paris. For three weeks he had lain in a darkened room, not daring to think of the possible verdict. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Unable to control himself any longer, his face darkened with rage. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

The Tower of St. Jacques rose up like some rust-eaten museum curio, whilst the Pantheon assumed the aspect of a gigantic catafalque above the darkened district which it overlooked. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Henry Handel Richardson The last days were also darkened by her belief that M. P. had got wind of her romancings: as, indeed, was quite likely; for the girls’ tongues were none too safe. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing Through the day she was restless and silent, kept alone as much as possible, and wore a look which, as the hours went on, darkened from anxiety to ill-humour. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Anne Bronte It seemed all dim and quivering now to my darkened sight. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

George Gissing Mrs. Cross’ eyes were darkened with incredulous horror. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The despair of the morning was lightened by gleams of hope before night closed, and was darkened and lightened again and again. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Willa Cather The room was darkened by two sets of window shades, and the day outside was thick and cloudy. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

As he passed along the front of the now darkened building, he scanned it with a new interest and a new doubt. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Wylder and Lake had a walk before them, and we bid Lord Chelford ‘good-night’ in the passage, and I walked with them through the deserted and nearly darkened rooms. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

This last thought darkened Lingard’s features with a responsive and menacing frown. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Thomas Wolfe He was also dimly aware that she had drawn the curtains, darkened the room, and gone softly out. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

It was as if a great light had burst suddenly in a darkened room. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

George Gissing All I can think of now is that I’ve killed a man who was a good friend to me, and have darkened all the rest of Sibyl’s life. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Laurence Sterne As I darkened the little light he had, he lifted up a hopeless eye towards the door, then cast it down, — shook his head, and went on with his work of affliction. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

The water was darkened by swarms of canoes filled with Indians, who clambered up the sides of the causeway, and gazed with curious astonishment on the strangers. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

H. G. Wells He came straight to me, Harry. He called a cab and came to me, and he came feeling his way upstairs to me and fumbling at the door; and I nursed him in my darkened room until the pain had gone. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Algernon Blackwood Less than an hour later the horizon darkened suddenly. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Then, the fluttering of their wings would sound like the coming of a storm, and the temple windows would be darkened by their immense number. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

IN a narrow, darkened room, my father, dressed in a white and unusually long garment, lay on the floor under the window. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

Arthur Conan Doyle Her swarthy cheeks had fallen in, and her eyes shone wildly from sunken, darkened sockets. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

The room was darkened from the piercing light without; and in its gloom, as he was ushered in, the scarlet of her cashmere and the gleam of her fair hair was all that, for the moment, he could see. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

H. G. Wells But now this freak of yours brings back to me the renunciations, the suppressions and stifling of desire, that began in my boyhood and darkened my adolescence. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Caroline Lamb Calantha thought that madness had fallen upon his mind, and wept to think that talents such as his were darkened and shrouded over by so heavy a calamity. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

When he entered the darkened room, with its faint chloroform odor, the boy lay like one dead, his bright hair scattered on the pillow, his chest bare, and his right arm broken and splintered. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Walter Scott ANONYMOUS. When the sky is darkened suddenly, and the atmosphere grows thick and stifling, the lower ranks of creation entertain the ominous sense of a coming tempest. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Anthony Trollope So things went on at Plumstead, and on the whole not unpleasantly, till a huge storm darkened the horizon and came down upon the inhabitants of the rectory with all the fury of a water-spout. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

He pictured her mourning gracefully, clad in softest white draperies, reclining in a darkened room, in an atmosphere perfumed with tuberose and stephanotis. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

In the doorway of a darkened hardware store a man leaned, with an unlighted cigar in his mouth. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

H. G. Wells We don’t know of such things nowadays, but they darkened scores of lives in Pimlico.” “But why did they wear ill-fitting boots?” demanded Radiant. “Oh! — never mind. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

He rose and looked around, peering into the angles of the church that were darkened by shadows. The House by the Poppy Field by Marjorie Bowen

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Wagner’s future life must not be darkened by a horrible recollection. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Henry James He was in bed, in a darkened room, and evidently in a very feeble state. The Ghostly Rental by Henry James [1876]

Walter Scott The town now darkened before them, sparkling, at the same time, through its obscurity, by the many lights which illuminated the houses of the citizens. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

What she had told Donnington during their talk in the old darkened church had been true: she often felt herself companioned by entities who boded ill, if not to herself, then to those about her. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Elizabeth Gaskell The kind governess placed her pupil on the sofa, covered her feet up warmly, darkened the room, and then stole out on tiptoe, fancying that Ellinor would sleep. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Marjorie Bowen But there were others to think of, as there always were in the life of Susannah Chressham. She went to the folding doors at the back of the room and softly opened them on to a darkened bedchamber. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

D. H. Lawrence Geoffrey darkened with his heavy anger. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dudley Warner The heavens were darkened with a tempest of missives. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

A. E. W. Mason The sky above his head darkened rapidly, to violet; in the west it flamed a glory of colours rich and iridescent. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Mademoiselle’s expression changed as he did so to one of dejected and sorrowful submission; and, as Marston’s eye lighted upon her, his brow darkened and his face grew pale. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He gave a sigh of relief as he became aware that Hester and Rachel were the only occupants of the cool, darkened room. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

D.H. Lawrence In the rosy snow that shone in heaven over a darkened earth was the ecstasy of consummation. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

D. H. Lawrence She seemed to run in the shadow of some dark, potent secret of which she would not, of whose existence even she dared not become conscious, it cast such a spell over her, and so darkened her mind. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Gaston Leroux The Persian darkened his lantern again. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

I carried no smile across the threshold of a darkened chamber which reeked of drugs and twinkled with medicine bottles, and in the middle of which a gaunt figure lay abed in the half-light. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

A thin sheet of snow had covered the darkened landscape, and some light flakes were still dropping. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

William Hope Hodgson In a breath, the Sea of Sleep darkened into night. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Henry Kingsley There she comes again, however, for the arch under the creepers is darkened again, and he looks up with a pleasant smile upon his face to greet her. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

And what was to be next? With a groan he turned to follow his host, who was standing with polite smile, and instantly and somewhat obsequiously led the way in the now darkened colonnade of palms. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Ford Madox Ford Her hair was darkened by the wetness of the mist, but she appeared golden in the sudden moonlight. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Margaret Oliphant The whole world darkened round them; there was a sudden rush of air and whirl of giddy sensation—and nothing more. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

It was not for more than a week after this event, that one day Willett, with a certain air of anxious mystery, entered the silent and darkened chamber where Mrs. Marston lay. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

In the failing light the buildings awaited them, lifeless, the walls darkened by rain and the big slopes of the roofs glistening and sinister under the flying desolation of the clouds. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Thomas Hardy To watch it was like looking at some grand feat of stagery from a darkened auditorium. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Abraham Merri When storm lightened they went swiftly; when it darkened so that the Viking could no longer see the trail, they halted. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

John Lewis Burckhard On the spot where it issued from the earth a smoke first arose, which completely darkened the sky. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Nathaniel Hawthorne But he respects both, feeling that it is better to make a virgin soil than to try to make the old name grow in a soil that had been darkened with so much blood and misfortune as this. The Ancestral Footstep by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Edith Wharton But all was darkened and confused by the sense that, between himself and Justine, complete communion of thought was no longer possible. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

In vain I would then have turned from this scene, to darkened aisle or lofty dome, echoing with melodious praise. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Wilkie Collins My early life had been darkened by a sad story; never confided to any living creature; banished resolutely from my own thoughts. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Thomas Hardy The familiar surroundings had not darkened because of her grief, nor sickened because of her pain. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

The fire was burning very low, and small clouds — precursors of the storm — crossed the face of the moon in rapid succession, and their flying shadows darkened the clearing. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Henry James It darkened my spirit at a time when I had no thought of evil. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Wilkie Collins He was shown into a darkened room. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Robert Louis Stevenson The kitchen, which opened directly off the garden, was somewhat darkened by foliage; but he could see her as she approached from the far end to meet him. The Story of a Lie by Robert Louis Stevenson

The door opened — closed again: a light tread was audible — a tall shadow darkened the wall: Marston looked round, and Mademoiselle de Barras was standing before him. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

R. D. Blackmore Here the water darkened with the ruffle of the wind, and there it lay quiet, with a glassy shine, or gentle shadows of variety. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

John Galsworthy The house had been mercifully darkened for a crisis, and no one could see her trouble. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy I have two children, and”— her face darkened —“I have been inoculated. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

F. Scott Fitzgerald At the hotel his prospective subjects slept late in darkened rooms upon their recent opiate of dawn. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jacques Futrelle Miss Thorne was still smiling, but again the vague, indefinable shadow, momentarily lifted, darkened her eyes. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He pushed up the window, stepped out, opened the front door without any trouble and made his way down the narrow darkened passage. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Andrew Lang Then Byron died, and Tennyson scratched on a rock “Byron is dead,” on “a day when the whole world seemed darkened for me. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Henry James The doors were open — into the darkened parlor, the library, the dining-room. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

At that moment, the body, dressed in full uniform, with all his regalia, was lying in the great, darkened room on a table, covered with brocade, awaiting the coffin and the customary wreaths. The General’s Will by Vera Jelihovsky

Mr. Monckton received his guests in a long low library, looking out into the neglected garden; a dusky chamber, darkened by the shadows of trailing parasites that hung over the narrow windows. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

D. H. Lawrence Gudrun looked at Gerald with strange, darkened eyes, strained with underworld knowledge, almost supplicating, like those of a creature which is at his mercy, yet which is his ultimate victor. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells He was only dimly conscious of the brass side of the instrument, the illuminated part of the table-cloth, a sheet of note-paper, the foot of the lamp, and the darkened room beyond. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Arthur Conan Doyle Those around him had always the feeling that he was not the man that they had known, but that he was under some shadow which had darkened his higher qualities. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

Standing before the outer opening, he darkened the passage, through which his talk to the people above came loudly into my ears. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Mark Twain Pretty soon it darkened up, and begun to thunder and lighten; so the birds was right about it. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Henry James He found him in his sitting-room, which had been closely darkened to keep out the heat. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Elizabeth Gaskell But before the late November morning light, all was ended for Ralph Hickson. The whole of the ensuing day, they sat or moved in darkened rooms, and spoke few words, and those below their breath. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

She lay down in a darkened chamber, never again to mix in that splendid crowd. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

Wilkie Collins Apprehension of the failure of my application to Mr. Sherwin had nothing to do with the vague gloom which now darkened my thoughts; they kept too near home for that. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Indeed, egress seemed next to impossible; the drift darkened the lower panes of the casement, and, on looking out, one saw the sky and air vexed and dim, the wind and snow in angry conflict. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Walter Scott And as he spoke the words, the casement was again darkened by the forms of the matrons — it opened, and admitted Magdalen Graeme and the Mother Abbess, so we must now style her, into the apartment. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

As for your daughter”— his face darkened at the mention of that name —“understand at once and for ever that she and I can never inhabit the same house. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

But when it drew near to evening, and the dark day darkened toward night, the battle ceased, dying down suddenly into silence. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

He looked up as Brat darkened the doorway, and gave him a greeting without pausing in his work. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Rudyard Kipling Be darkened henceforward, upon earth and under earth. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

George Gissing Long before Clara was anything like ready to enter upon a teacher’s career, her father’s ill-luck once more darkened over the home. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

The house when I reached it seemed larger and lonelier than ever, and the April evening had darkened down to a scurry of chill dusty winds under a sky full of cloud. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

H.P. Lovecraft Once we fancied that a large, opaque body darkened the library window when the moon was shining against it, and another time we thought we heard a whirring or flapping sound not far off. The Hound by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

It was well into the afternoon when we arrived at Velvet Hills. My cousin was lying down, I was told, and I was led to the door of a darkened room. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Oscar Wilde At the end of the room there was a little staircase, leading to a darkened chamber. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Willa Cather All that morning Mrs. Templeton lay on her bed alone, the room darkened and a handkerchief soaked in camphor tied round her forehead. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Abraham Merri Clear through the darkened lenses I could see the sun spot, high up on the northern-most limb of the sun. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Caroline Lamb The threatening storm of rebellion now darkened around. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

John Galsworthy You’re a young woman!” The brooding look darkened on her face; he grew nervous. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

In this sombre and now terrible room, one of the great elms that darkened the house was slowly moving the shadow of one of its great boughs upon this dreadful floor. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Wilkie Collins A voice out of one of the corners addressed him in a whisper: “I must beg you to excuse the darkened room. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Perhaps some faint glimmer of a light that had been far off from his life now struggled feebly through the black obscurities of ignorance that darkened his soul. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

He found her in her room, alone, the room darkened by the big canopied bed; it was a little chill. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

George Meredith Moreover, Caroline had emphasized the ‘yesterday’ and ‘today,’ showing that the interval which had darkened Evan to everybody else, had illumined him to her. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

But now there was not the unpleasant smile, but the darkened look of a man in secret pain. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

H. G. Wells I do not know now how it was that I passed from a mood so darkened and sunless to one of exceptional exaltation, but I recall very clearly that I did. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle This I promised to do, and tearing myself away I set off down the darkened village street, with my long-limbed companion striding by my side. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

H. G. Wells He brightened for a moment when she took his hand and smiled at him, and then darkened when he saw her exchange a glance with her husband. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Wilkie Collins His own face darkened slowly while he looked. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Dusk Lady indeed, ever wandering through the twilight of a darkened mind! “I’ll find it myself,” said he hastily, and closed the door. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

No cloud of trouble had darkened that happy household. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

John Galsworthy It was almost seven when she slipped out of Mount Street and walked rapidly towards the Mews. A full moon was up with the evening star in a not yet darkened sky. Over the River by John Galsworthy