Phrases with "darkened"

Thomas Hardy On that little shape had converged all the inauspiciousness and shadow which had darkened the first union of Jude, and all the accidents, mistakes, fears, errors of the last. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

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]

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]

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

H. G. Wells In school and church alike, obstinate pedantry darkened the minds of men. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

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]

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

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]

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

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

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]

F. Scott Fitzgerald There must be something — there always has been something,” but the darkened auditorium and the piano and violin from Geyer’s Orchestra playing “Meet Me in the Shadows” belied his words. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Benjamin Disraeli Exhausted, dispirited, ay! almost desperate, with a darkened soul and staggering pace, he regained his chamber. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

D.H. Lawrence Siegmund darkened and frowned. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

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

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]

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]

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]

Ford Madox Ford Immense miles and miles of anguish in darkened minds. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

George Meredith Supposing it imperative with her to choose? She looked up, and the bird of broader wing darkened the whole sky, bidding her know that she had no choice. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

I could not get my nerves into a comfortable state, and cheerful thoughts refused to inhabit the darkened chamber of my brain. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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]

John Galsworthy Jon was remote from her in that room darkened by sun blinds and her remorse. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

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]

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]

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]

Guy de Maupassan It was a monumental couch, and yet was very graceful, despite the somber appearance of the wood darkened by age. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Charles Dickens It is a dream of grey-haired men like you, in darkened rooms by night, robbing sleepers of their gold. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

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]

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]

No doubt he was only a successor of the purveyor of discords who darkened my boyhood. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

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]

Arthur Machen But dim, broken spectres, miserable shapes and crooked images of the world had his eyes seen; for they were eyes bleared with sickness, darkened by the approach of death. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

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

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

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]

Henry James It was open, and they looked down the road which was darkened over with long bosky shadows. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

James Joyce Dust darkened the toiling fingers with their vulture nails. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

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

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]

Henry James Sociably enough, however, they continued to wander through the principal street of the little town, darkened in places by immense old elms, which made a blackness overhead. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Henry Handel Richardson By doctor’s orders she was put to bed in a darkened room, and kept there; was forbidden to move hand or foot, Annemarie sitting over her to enforce obedience. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Abraham Merri The lurid sky darkened steadily. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

E. Phillips Oppenheim I have seen them in droves when their wings darkened the sky, and I have heard them calling to one another down the north wind. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Arthur Conan Doyle But she would have forgiven me; she would have stuck as close to me as a rope to a block if that woman had never darkened our door. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

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]

Edith Wharton The world was too fair to be darkened by a girl’s disdain, and a reaction of feeling putting him in tune with the humours of the market-place, he at once set forth on foot to view the city. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

The terrific slam darkened the cabin instantaneously to his eye as if after the flash of an explosion. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

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]

H. G. Wells The first great cities of the new time were horribly inconvenient, darkened by smoky fogs, insanitary and noisy; but the discovery of new methods of building, new methods of heating, changed all this. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

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]

Ere long, the little party broke up: Miss Keeldar’s ruffled and darkened brow, curled lip, and incensed eye, gave no invitation to further social enjoyment. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Wilkie Collins They were just lifting her, when Kirke’s tall figure darkened the door. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

But afterwards, when a black soutane darkened his doorway, he did not object; even offered some cider himself to the priest. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Henry James To cease utterly, to give it all up and not know anything more — this idea was as sweet as the vision of a cool bath in a marble tank, in a darkened chamber, in a hot land. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

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

Sharper, grimmer, wilder grew his features, and shadow after shadow darkened his face wickedly. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

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

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]

G. K. Chesterton They are the most personally discussed of all Victorian authors, and the limelight of biography has left few darkened corners in the dark old Yorkshire house. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

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]

Edith Wharton She was like someone stepping into hot sunlight from a darkened room; she blinked, and saw no details. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

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]

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

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

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]

Jules Verne Above, there were broad white bands, darkened on the side averted from the sun, exhibiting a slow but unintermittent movement; these were the vapors that pervaded the terrestrial atmosphere. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

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 was panelled half-way up with small squares of oak, new and not yet darkened by smoke, and the immense chimney of white stone looked like a work of yesterday. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

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

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]

By Heaven, I hate to see you go! I shall miss you as I never thought I’d miss the company of any man!” O’Hara’s freckled face darkened with an embarrassed flood of color. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Jack London As night drew on, the clouds darkened and the wind freshened, so that when Maud and I ate supper it was with our mittens on and with me still steering and eating morsels between puffs. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

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]

A darkened cloud at that moment covered the moon — it seemed as if the departed storm collected in wrathful haste the last dark fold of its tremendous drapery, and was about to pass away for ever. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

The sky had darkened at noon, and there was a drizzling rain coming down from the dull gray heavens. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Julian Hawthorne The whole figure gradually faded or darkened away: I cannot tell how or when it vanished. Calbot’s Rival by Julian Hawthorne

Sinclair Lewis He was helpless! There was no ground to step out on, not even a sea to swim in, only the treacherous and darkened air. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

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]

On the first impulse it expressed a Jean-Jacques sensibility, stirred by the signs of affection just surprised; then, immediately, darkened over it the jaundice of ecclesiastical jealousy. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

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]

Without, the hell-storm seems to fall again, and the whole sunny plain to be darkened with its ruin, and the city to send up the tumult of her despair. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

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]

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

Ivy and moss darkened the fragments of glass, and clung round the clustered pillars. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

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]

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

George Meredith Over all which hung a darkened image of her spirit of independence, like a moon in eclipse. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

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]

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]

Marjorie Bowen Her painted lips curled scornfully, and her azure eyes darkened as she stared across and over the box hedge at Lord James. He looked up at her, waved his hand, and rose. The Sign-Painter and the Crystal Fishes by Marjorie Bowen

Rudyard Kipling He who had taken so long to move about his own darkened rooms well understood the geography of a ship, and the necessity of seeing to his own comforts was as wine to him. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

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]

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

She was laid in a darkened chamber at the back of the house, to await the advent of the Coroner, a gentleman of some importance, who lived ten miles off. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

D. H. Lawrence But she only gazed with wide, darkened eyes into his eyes, so she was like an open, dark doorway to him. The Blue Moccasins by D. H. Lawrence [1928]

H. G. Wells She told him too of a tragic circumstance of her girlhood that had darkened her life, quickened her sense of injustice and opened her heart prematurely to the wider sorrows of the world. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

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]

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]

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

George Eliot Those darkened dusty Christian saints, with their loftier arches and their larger candles, needed the consolatory scorn with which they might point to a more shrivelled death-in-life than their own. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

He said: “No. God help Father Simon if he tries to control Lester. Still”-and his face darkened again — “the plane was too much for her, and he might be. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

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

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

Henry Lawson Trucking-yards in the foreground, like any other trucking-yard along the line; they looked drearier than usual, because the rain had darkened the posts and rails. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

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 shall never hear his voice again, nor shall I see his smooth tan-and-pink face with a white line on the forehead, and the youthful eyes darkened by excitement to a profound, unfathomable blue. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Wilkie Collins His head sunk on his breast; he drew his breath heavily, his countenance darkened and grew distorted, as if he were suffering some sharp pang of physical pain. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

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]

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]

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

A misty rain settled like silvery dust on clothes, on moustaches; wetted the faces, varnished the flagstones, darkened the walls, dripped from umbrellas. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

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

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]

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

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

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

D. H. Lawrence Then with the same eyes darkened with another flame of consciousness, almost like sleep, he looked at her. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

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

Every pistol was levelled at the first door as a man’s bulky form darkened it. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

The faint, steady breeze was loaded with dew; and the wet, darkened sails held all there was of propelling power in it. The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad [1910]

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]

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

Wilkie Collins I stood, as it seemed to me, in a circle of starry lights; fronting a window, with a lake behind me, and before me a darkened room. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Arthur Conan Doyle In the second last house, a keen, hawklike face peered from behind a window-blind into the darkened street. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

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]

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]

D. H. Lawrence He looked at her with darkened eyes, whose look she could not understand at all: like some dark-flamed spirit looking at her. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

F. Scott Fitzgerald Their room was a Mediterranean room, almost ascetic, almost clean, darkened to the glare of the sea. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sir Walter Scott When you first darkened my honest doorway, I was as happy as a man need to be, who is no youngster, and has the rheumatism. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

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

Virginia Woolf The white petals will be darkened with sea water. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

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

Marjorie Bowen The stream, clear, deep, and sparkling, here ran darkened with the shadow of the willows that bent over it their long bluish leaves. The Viper of Milan by Marjorie Bowen [1906]

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

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

Henry James Her lips, at this, parted in a stare; her eyes darkened to the purple of one of the shadow-patches on the sea. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

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

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

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 Flying Man by H. G. Wells [1893]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

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

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

E. Phillips Oppenheim They passed into a darkened entresol. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Whether the intervening years had darkened the hair, or whether madame cunningly dyed it, must remain a question. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

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]

Jacques Futrelle Before Mr. Grimm stood a man, framed by the doorway, staring unseeingly into the darkened room. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

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]

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

I felt I simply must tell him what that book had been to me, what it had done for me, coming like a ray of light into a darkened room. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

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]

George Gissing For a long time the old man remained buried in deep reverie, the expression of his face changing as it was in turn lit by a gleam of pleasure or darkened by the shadow of gloomy recollections. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

D. H. Lawrence The days, the months darkened past, and Alvina returned to her old thinness and pallor. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Ford Madox Ford You could not look out of the school-room windows at all for its great, ragged trunk, and all the children’s wing was darkened by its branches. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Of course George assented, and Robert Audley spent the forenoon in a darkened room with a five-days’-old Chelmsford paper to entertain himself withal. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

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

Walter Scott Here they found Henry, attended by several persons, who stood respectfully behind the royal seat, in a darkened part of the room. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

I rode on, and at the end of a long avenue, darkened by the approaching shades of night, I saw a man on a black horse; he seemed to fly. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Wilkie Collins The sky and sea had darkened to a great black blank. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

George Gissing Hubert had no thought of food or rest; the shadow of a loss, of which he only understood the meaning now that it was at hand, darkened him and all the world. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

The surface of the salt lake was darkened with canoes, and the causeway, for many a mile, with Indian squadrons, apparently on their march towards the Christian camp. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

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

Rudyard Kipling We had gone astray one evening in a wild plain of heath and rock, darkened by olive trees and lit by the flare of a windy sunset. Souvenirs of France by Rudyard Kipling

Abraham Merri The weapons of the soldiers were covered so that there could be no betraying glints; spear-heads darkened — no shining of metal upon any of us. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

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]

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

Algernon Blackwood It grew and darkened and solidified before our eyes. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Edith Wharton During the last days in Spain we felt the chill of the same cold cloud which had darkened the Blanches’ garden-party. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Rudyard Kipling Then his face darkened as he looked across the great plain beyond The Gate. ‘I don’t like this,’ he said. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

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

James Joyce The doorway was darkened by an entering form. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

H. G. Wells New York they had left behind to the south-eastward, a darkened city with one hideous red scar of flames. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

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]

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 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]

Abraham Merri Suddenly the sun dipped down behind the flank of the stone giant guarding the valley’s western gate; the whole vale swiftly darkened — a flood of crystal-clear shadows poured within it. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Victor Hugo The glasses in front were darkened by blinds; every opening by which the eye might have penetrated was masked. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

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]

When he came to himself he was alone upon a bed in a darkened chamber. Signa by Ouida

Algernon Blackwood The wind whistled at the skirts of his coat as the air round him darkened with many flying forms crowding upwards out of the valley. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

The three gentlemen walked at a rapid pace, led by Samuel Prodder, who kept a little way in advance, and followed by a couple of grooms, who carried darkened stable-lanterns. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anna Katherine Green A lamp burned in front of Miss Weeks’ small house, but the road it illumined (I speak of the one running down to the ravine) showed only darkened houses. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

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

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

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]

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]

Edith Wharton She had been summoned in the course of the afternoon, and stealing into the darkened room, had bent over the bed while the nurses noiselessly withdrew. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

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

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]

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

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

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]

D.H. Lawrence It came like the lifting of yellow-hot metal out of the gloom of darkened grass-lands. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

George Meredith She asked why she should go anywhere, and dropped into a chair, begging to be allowed to stay in a darkened room. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

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