- 1In a threatening, mysterious, or ominous way: “You can’t trust him,” said Jacob darklyMore example sentences
- He should have hinted darkly at death threats and used many anonymous sources without ever producing any kind of proof.
- Fiennes is woefully miscast as the darkly mysterious adventurer.
- Their opera is the mysterious and darkly moving tale of what happened after the pied piper left Hamelin.
- 1.1In a depressing or pessimistic way: I wondered darkly if I was wasting my timeMore example sentences
- This hints at future scenes, but it's also darkly comic, because these shots are cut with Devlin's men loading their guns.
- Johnson's voice is darkly pessimistic, yet trapped in the formulas of the Cold War.
- The humanism was still there, but it was now pessimistic and darkly existential.
- 2With a dark color: a figure silhouetted darkly against the treesMore example sentences
- Who is this figure, a silhouette in the darkly tangled trees that obscure the path, a figure who seems to have slowed down enough to give you time to catch up?
- Just then, the click, clacking of the mortals' shoes were heard as their darkly silhouetted figures stood in the center near the fountain.
- One of his darkly coloured earlier works, it features a peasant family's mealtime, dimly lit by a tallow lamp, with a huge plate of steaming spuds as the centrepiece.
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