Phrases with "darkly"

Wilkie Collins Her shadow stole darkly over the bright picture which the doctor had been admiring. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

The Sunday papers gave a very meagre account, only hinting darkly at suspected parties. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

D. H. Lawrence How profoundly, darkly he didn’t care. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Police and soldiers in quantity lurking darkly up back streets, ready aye ready for trouble that never comes, and feeling I think rather fools. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

He sat long over his solitary cup of tea, smoking his meerschaum pipe, and meditating darkly upon the task that lay before him. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Curiosity about a living something that lurked darkly behind a livid, unnatural marsh, he found so easy to suppress that not even panic could at first drive him to investigation. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

H. G. Wells His chief holiday was to go to a cricket match, which he did as if he was going to church, and he watched critically, applauded sparingly, and was darkly offended by any unorthodox play. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Charles Dickens It is a fragment of that old mantle of patronage in which so many estimable Thugs, so darkly wandering up and down the moral world, are sworn to muffle him. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

H. G. Wells It seemed to me that this darkly glowing brain case above us spread over me, and took more and more of the whole effect into itself as I drew nearer. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Wilkie Collins It crossed our range of view from the boat-house, and passed darkly along the outer edge of the mist. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Olaf Stapledon The many phases of his life were all present to him, like a string of beads, various, each one variegated and darkly translucent. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Mary Webb As Hazel sat there her own shadow lay darkly behind her, growing larger than herself as the sun slipped lower. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

H. G. Wells We were all in it and we had to play our parts, but there was no reason because one was in a responsible position that one should be mystical or pompous or darkly omniscient about it. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Wilkie Collins I saw her darkly at the window, with the light behind her, and the child’s head just visible above the lower part of the window-frame. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Sinclair Lewis He was as enchantingly ugly as a Boston bull, yet his skin was so darkly brilliant, he had so gay and confident a manner, that he was as beautiful as a blackbird airy on a swaying reed. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Ivan Turgenev His thin profile stood out darkly and sharply from under his cap, which was pulled down over his eyebrows. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

H. P. Lovecraf In The Elixir of Life Arthur Ransome attains some darkly excellent effects despite a general naiveté of plot, while H. B. Drake’s The Shadowy Thing summons up strange and terrible vistas. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

Walter Scott Take a hint from me, and believe it, though it is darkly expressed. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

James Joyce And if he sung dumb in his glass darkly speech lit face to face on allaround. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

G. K. Chesterton It is idle to describe what so darkly and magnificently describes itself. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Mr. Robert Henderson looked rather as if he had trodden on a centipede, but he only scowled darkly at me, and turning to my cousin, pretended to ignore my presence for the rest of his stay. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Marjorie Bowen Then she thought of an even fiercer temptation — an even more resplendent opportunity — the long, darkly gleaming sideboard in the dining-room. Elsie’s Lonely Afternoon by Marjorie Bowen

Mary Webb The two great horses stood at one corner, darkly shining in the level light. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

D. H. Lawrence The trotting torch-bearer drew near, and now Aaron perceived the other two men slowly trotting behind, stealthily, bearing a stretcher on which a body was wrapped up, completely and darkly covered. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Love Peacock REV. DR. FOLLIOTT. See through a wine-glass full of claret; then you see both darkly and brightly. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

G. K. Chesterton And if he be great, If he be great, then rudely great, Rudely great as a plough that plies, And darkly wise, and darkly wise. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu At last, darkly and suddenly, as usual, he took his leave. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

George Gissing Possibly the evils which would result from a second draught were but darkly vague in his imagination. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Carlos’ eyes burned darkly on my face. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

H. G. Wells You’re telling me that?’ said Davis, and the elder brother, darkly reproachful, said: ‘Aye. We’re telling you. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

George Gissing Just now you see everything darkly and hopelessly, but that’s because your health has suffered of late. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Bram Stoker As it is, I am darkly suspicious. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

There was one black, gloomy mass that seemed to follow him: not hurrying in the wild chase with the others, but lingering sullenly behind, and gliding darkly and stealthily on. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

The old man had dropped back, his face darkly livid; there was foam on his lips, and his yellow hands, releasing the box at last, beat the air as he choked for breath. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

We made love to one another, and plotted darkly in the deepest obscurity of the hold. The Ocean Wave by Ambrose Bierce

Anthony Trollope She could not bring herself to look on things around her quite so darkly as her husband did. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Circumstances of a darkly suggestive kind they accumulated in abundance, and for weeks constantly believed themselves on the point of discovering something. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Yes,”— she lowered her voice darkly —“she’s supposed to have got a dragon-fly bite, on her arm yesterday, but Betty saw her without the bandage and says it looked more like a bruise. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

For well you know, and can record alone, What fame to future times conveys but darkly down. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

He gets hold of that poor girl’s secret and is evidently intending to trade upon it”— Larose’s face hardened darkly here —“in one way or another to his own gain. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

The walls were all of darkly bright oak panelling, save where here and there a square of tapestry hung before a door, or a painted window let in the moonlight. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Jack London Jock Horner, quiet as was his way, gave no sign; but the blood surged darkly across Smoke’s forehead, and he half opened his mouth to speak. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Wilkie Collins The view from my window shows me the mist heavy on the earth, and a dim gray veil drawn darkly over the sky. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

H. G. Wells The Unrevealed World! Shining darkly through governments, through religions. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Sarah Orne Jewett I could see Green Island, small and darkly wooded at that distance; below me were the houses of the village with their apple-trees and bits of garden ground. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

The one, so chastened, sad, and gentle; the other, so capable of pride and passion; so darkly excitable, and yet so mysteriously beautiful. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

R. D. Blackmore He resented and darkly repined at the loss of position and property of which he had heard, and he scorned the fine sentiments which had led to nothing at all substantial. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Thomas Love Peacock If the enchanter has represented the twelfth century too brightly for one, and too darkly for the other of you, I should say, as an impartial man, he has represented it fairly. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

From the summit of Vesuvius, darkly visible at the distance, there shot a pale, meteoric, livid light — it trembled an instant and was gone. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

D. H. Lawrence So she made him flush darkly by assuming a biting, subtle class-superiority. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens However, I got dressed, darkly wiping my sanguinary face at intervals, and I said, “Can I help you?” and he said “No thankee,” and I said “Good afternoon,” and he said “Same to you. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

George Meredith He could escape for a time from his coil of similes and paint for himself the irids of her large, long, grey eyes darkly rimmed; purest water-grey, lucid within the ring, beneath an arch of lashes. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Untouched by autumn, the furze bushes of Ardmeen covert were darkly green, save for a golden fleck of blossom here and there, and the glistening grey cobwebs that stretched from spike to spike. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by Somerville and Ross [1899]

Charles Dickens I know him!” He darkly closed an eye at Mr. Jaggers’s name, and shook his head. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

H. G. Wells A multitude of dogs, I could hear, fought over the bodies that lay darkly in the depth of the pit, far below me. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

D. H. Lawrence He returned to his lodging at night treading quick, his eyes glittering, and his face shining darkly as if he came from some passionate, vital tryst. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Dickens Although the shadow of the Stranger fell at intervals upon the glass — always distinct, and big, and thoroughly defined — it never fell so darkly as at first. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens [1845]

D. H. Lawrence In his dark, subterranean male soul, he was kneeling before her, darkly exposing himself. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Do you think it is an idle brag to call this year the First of the Second Evolution? It is a truth the story of your Christ darkly foreshadowed. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Mary Webb And darkly on his dark mind loomed his new and bitter creed, ‘There is no Christ.’ Martha met them on the doorstep, crying, hiccoughing, and enraged. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

H.P. Lovecraft Those sides loom up so darkly and precipitously that one wishes they would keep their distance, but there is no road by which to escape them. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

Wilkie Collins I had heard it darkly whispered that he was something of a vagabond. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

D. H. Lawrence Purple twigs were darkly luminous in the grey air, high hedges glowed like living shadows, hovering nearer, coming into creation. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Rudyard Kipling Men had told the Englishman darkly that Boondi State had no love for Englishmen, that there was nowhere to stop, and that no one would do anything for money. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

His face was darkly flushed but his eyes shone with a grim determination. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

The thought of Isabel’s darkly shining eyes seemed like a physical presence between us. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

F. — The portion that survives him —? D. — Goes to swell the Mighty Gastric Passion which lurks darkly Outside, yawning to swallow up material creation! F. — Pitch it a biscuit. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

George Gissing Rather must I apprehend that man, in some inconceivable way, may at his best moments represent a Principle darkly at strife with that which prevails throughout the world as known to us. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

D. H. Lawrence The world lay darkly and fumily sleeping. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins His latent power and resolution began to show themselves darkly in his face. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Wilkie Collins Now, for the first time, I thought I saw something darkly passing over him which betrayed itself to my mind as rising distrust. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Frowning relations were looked at darkly as probable arch-plotters who had worked upon the mind of the dead man. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Algernon Blackwood I knew a sense of dreadful chill like some murderer who, after years of careful hiding, meets unexpectedly The Law and sees the gallows darkly rise. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Marie Corelli And now — here he was — with no habitation in sight save the solitary building whose walls loomed darkly through the eucalyptus trees. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Miles Franklin He did not laugh as he usually did at my tricks, but frowned darkly instead. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

These made him dote Upon the homely beauties of his boat, Whose pitch-black hull roll’d darkly on the wave, No gayer than one single stripe of blue Could make her swarthy sides. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

The Clayton windmills, with their sails motionless, stood out darkly against the green evening sky. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

She seemed curious about the Bartram–Haugh family, and all their ways, and listened darkly when I spoke. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Gissing About the cone of Vesuvius a darkly purple cloud was gathering; the twin height of Somma stood clear and of a rich brown. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Herman Melville There was a difference between the idea of Don Benito’s darkly preordaining Captain Delano’s fate, and Captain Delano’s lightly arranging Don Benito’s. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

H. G. Wells I became aware of some vague shape looming darkly out of the black. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Thomas Wolfe At one side of the burial plot the new-dug grave gaped darkly in the raw earth, and beside it was a mound of loose yellow clay. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

The King had laid aside his crown, that sparkled darkly in the shadow below the lamp. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

G. K. Chesterton The chauffeur’s phrase about his mother might merely have been a music-hall joke; but certainly he had driven darkly in that direction. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Charles Dickens Up and up and up again, till a ridge is reached and the outer edge of the mist on the summit of Carrock is darkly and drizzingly near. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

D. H. Lawrence The baby laid her head on his shoulder, keeping her tired, owl-like eyes fixed darkly on us. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

F. Scott Fitzgerald Nicole knew about it but only darkly and tragically, hating him a little in an animal way, yet wanting to rub against his shoulder. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

D. H. Lawrence And it was hard for him to realise that this was that other woman, who had sat so silently on the sofa, so darkly and reservedly, at the tea at Algy’s. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Lucy Maud Montgomery Above the bridge the pond ran up into fringing groves of fir and maple and lay all darkly translucent in their wavering shadows. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

H. G. Wells Some disappointment, some thwarting, lit up for them — darkly indeed, but yet enough for indistinct vision — the crowded squalor, the dark inclosure of life. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

He has a perfect passion for justice and they do say”— she lowered her voice darkly —“that if criminals couldn’t be punished lawfully, he used to take vengeance upon them in other ways. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

If I were to predict your fortune by the vain calculations of the astrologer, I should tell you, in their despicable jargon, that my planet sat darkly in your house of life. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Henry Handel Richardson He was morose and unhappy, and brooded darkly over the baseness of wagging tongues. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Olaf Stapledon But then, once more, beyond the stars and æons he darkly feels the Other, and in mystery finds peace. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

George Meredith Now, my dear, what do you think she intended?’ Elizabeth was ‘burning brown,’ or darkly blushing, as her manner was. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

The delight of the haughty Sidi’s eyes was borne off to the tents of his foe, and the Colonel’s face flushed darkly with an eager, lustful warmth, as he looked upon his captive. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

I fancy that to the last he believed us to be emissaries of Government, darkly official persons furthering by our illegal traffic some dark scheme of high statecraft. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

D. H. Lawrence The craving that possessed her as it possesses everybody, in a greater or less degree, in those parts, sustained her darkly and unconsciously. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

G. K. Chesterton The Robinson hand, sir, may be darkly seen. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

Ford Madox Ford I suppose, really, he did not love her because she was never mournful; what really made him feel good in life was to comfort somebody who would be darkly and mysteriously mournful. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

H.P. Lovecraft The text was darkly mysterious rather than openly horrible, though a knowledge of its origin and manner of gathering gave it all the associative horror which any words could well possess. The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft [1930]

George Meredith They had a queen’s chamber in it, and a king’s; and they stood well up against the charge of having dealt darkly with the king. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Wilkie Collins The whole expression of his face changed in an instant — changed so darkly that she recoiled from him in terror, and put back the hair into the newspaper. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

George Eliot The blow soon came, and Arthur fell, his head lying concealed in a tuft of fern, so that Adam could only discern his darkly clad body. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Henry Handel Richardson The way out of life is as darkly mysterious as the way in. Mary Christina by Henry Handel Richardson

H. G. Wells I sat indoors in the ill-lit downstairs kitchen, with my foot bandaged, and mused darkly and read. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Florence Dixie We seemed to be but a stone’s-throw from an island, whose bold rugged heights rose up darkly against the pale light that shone in the morning sky. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Edith Wharton Her small face, usually so darkly pale, glowed like a rose in the faint orb of light, and under her rumpled hair her eyes seemed deeper and larger than by day. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Edith Wharton In it she saw the girl’s head, livid against the bed-linen, the brick-rose circles again visible under darkly shadowed lids. The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

Several times the shadow of the coast itself swam darkly before their eyes through the fluctuating opaque brightness of the great white cloud clinging to the water. The Tale by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Arnold Bennett As she lay darkly awake by her husband, her secret being seemed to be a-quiver with emotion. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Mary Webb The tops of Hunter’s Spinney, God’s Little Mountain, and the hill behind Undern stood out darkly green. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

D. H. Lawrence And she went with him darkly down the garden path. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

He had been her lover from the first moment in which he had seen her, darkly beautiful, upon the gusty Brighton Parade, and he was her lover still. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Edith Wharton She was sound asleep, the hummingbird lashes resting darkly on her clear cheek with the hollow under it, and her breath coming as softly as if she were in her own bed at home. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

James Joyce The corridors were darkly lit and the chapel was darkly lit. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch The Laird, too, had heard, and bent a darkly questioning glance on him. The Laird’s Luck by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1901]

The cardinal thing in life sneaks in to us darkly and shamefully like a thief in the night. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

H. G. Wells Then the door had closed upon him, and Amanda, pale and darkly dishevelled, faced her husband, silently and intensely. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

I never saw any face go so darkly white. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

The image of George Fairfax, and of that dead soldier whom she pictured darkly like him, haunted her all through the slow silent hours. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

H.P. Lovecraft At last he saw the tower plain against the southwest, and a huge stone bulk rose darkly at the end of an alley. The Haunter of the Dark by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

George Gissing What was the troublesome thought that hung darkly in her mind and would not come to consciousness? She held it at last; Mutimer had said that he met Hubert in the street below. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Wilkie Collins The clouds rolled up darkly over the sun, and the first warning drops of the new shower began to fall, as the door opened. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

William Makepeace Thackeray Her suicide is committed some time in the darkness, when the slow hours move on tolling and tolling, and is hinted at darkly as befits the time and the deed. The Fitz-Boodle Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1842-43]

George Gissing Such virtue had our ancestors, even though they worshipped darkly at the altars of daemons. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

D. H. Lawrence They have sex, and dimly, darkly discern the bulk of the answerer. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Virginia Woolf The Religio Medici is a coloured glass through which darkly one sees racing stars and a strange and turbulent soul. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Arthur Conan Doyle The clouds were gathering very darkly over the African firm, yet the old man bore up against misfortune with dauntless courage. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Walter Scott He saw now too well what the spirit had darkly indicated, that, in granting the boon which he had asked so unadvisedly, she had contributed more to his harm than his good. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

G. K. Chesterton But he was not without his intellectual nemesis; for at last he became so very diplomatic as to be darkly and densely unintelligible. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

R. D. Blackmore Only the officer, darkly clad, and standing up with the tiller-lines in hand, and the figure of a woman sitting in the stern, relieved their spectral whiteness. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

D. H. Lawrence A first messenger of storm passed darkly over the sky, leaving the way clear again. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy A little way down an intersecting road passed over a small ridge, which now showed up darkly against the moon, and this road here formed a kind of notch in the sky-line. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Charles Dickens Last of all, Carrock itself loomed darkly into view, far away to the right hand. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

George Meredith Oh! such as I Thus darkly drifting on the drowning waves. Poems by George Meredith [1851]

A pair of eyes under the white forehead shot darkly a glance above the edge of the paper. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Nathaniel Hawthorne It was tinged rather more darkly than usual with the gentle gloom of Mr. Hooper’s temperament. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

D. H. Lawrence For heavy around you is Italy’s after-the-war atmosphere, darkly pressing you, squeezing you, milling you into dirty paper notes. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Edith Wharton From her seat she looked up, startled, at her husband’s profile, which was darkly projected against the circle of lamplight. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

It was his life’s blood that flowed so darkly over the sand and sawdust of the arena. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

William Shakespeare When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see, For all the day they view things unrespected; But when I sleep, in dreams they look on thee, And darkly bright, are bright in dark directed. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

The tempest with its spoils had drifted in, Till each unwholesome stone was darkly spotted, As thickly as the leopard’s dappled skin, With leaves that rankly rotted. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

The green gown was no longer in evidence, though Colin darkly suspected it of being somewhere beneath the pale lavender peignoir which now adorned her person. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

D. H. Lawrence He could already see the two magnificent beeches which stood in this big level lozenge in front of the house, detaching themselves darkly in the dark air. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

I have a faint recollection of a darkly beautiful face, that bent over me as I lay in some bed or cradle, softer and more luxurious than any bed I ever slept in for many years after that time. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

And one time you’d rush upon me, darkly roaring, like a great black shadow with a sheeny stare to perce me rawly.

A valley filled with hazy light, and in the middle darkly banded by the stream. Comedy in the Full Moon by John Buchan

George Gissing The locality was all but forsaken; the church rose black against the grey sky, and the lofty places of business round about were darkly silent. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

D. H. Lawrence An obstinate spirit made him darkly refuse masculine conversation with her. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith His indifference to the child’s Christian names pointed darkly over its future. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

H. G. Wells I was astonished to find things darkly visible about me. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

H. G. Wells In the dusty confusion of personalities and secondary issues created by them, rumour moved darkly and anonymous letters flittered about like bats at twilight. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Ford Madox Ford His relatives, however, as they were mine, too — seemed to have something darkly mysterious against him. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Henry James Owen and Fleda, while he stood at the door, then faced each other darkly and without speaking. The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James [1897]

He let the horses walk on the soft, darkly shaded road, where the wheels made a pleasant grinding sound, and set himself sidewise on his front seat, so as to talk to Miss Kilburn more at his ease. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Some few, however, under cover of the smoke, which rolled darkly over the waters, succeeded in clearing themselves of the turmoil, and were fast nearing the opposite shore. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Arthur Conan Doyle Then at last he lay still and glowed darkly red, whilst the naked men danced in a wild half-circle round the fire. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Upon the secret mirror of our dreams such a trial is darkly projected at intervals, perhaps, to every one of us. The English Mail-coach by Thomas De Quincey [1849]

Charles Dickens Hushed in expectancy, she kept her wary gaze upon the stairs; and seldom so much as darkly shook her right mitten (with her fist in it), at the figure coming down. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Henry Handel Richardson Forgetful of past favours, of the expense they had been at in bringing her there, Eliza was already darkly hinting her opinion of the place; of the detached kitchen; the dust, the solitude. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

Robert Burns Yes, pour, ye warblers, pour the notes of woe! And soothe the Virtues weeping on this bier: The Man of Worth, who has not left his peer, Is in his “narrow house” for ever darkly low. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Henry Handel Richardson Both she and her companion stooped to free it; their hands met; and the bystanders saw the young man colour darkly over face and neck. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Conan Doyle The great room with its high walls covered with books loomed darkly all round me. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Wilkie Collins His was not one of those traditional Italian faces from which subtlety and suspicion are always supposed to look out darkly on the world at large. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Mark Twain The four swaggered around with their slouch-hats pulled down over their faces, and hinted darkly at awful possibilities. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

George Gissing All at once he found himself facing Mr. Woodstock. The old man’s face was darkly anxious, and he could not change its expression quickly enough. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]