Adjective "darkness" definition and examples

(Darkness may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdɑːknəs/

Definitions and examples

noun

The partial or total absence of light.
  1. 'The bottomless pit is the earth in total darkness with no light from the sun, every island destroyed, the earth's surface broken up.'
  2. 'Marin flipped off the light switch, leaving the room bathed in total darkness, but for the soft light of a glowing nightlight in the corner.'
  3. 'In the November darkness numerous candles were lit and placed around the entrance of the decaying art deco building as Ms Vine and her acolytes gathered around.'
  4. 'Night fell in full force, and they were left in total darkness, the only light being from the moon above.'
  5. 'Stepping carefully from the end of the tunnel into near total darkness Reed followed a pinprick of light.'
  6. 'It tries to avoid both strong light and total darkness.'
  7. 'They made their way down, in total darkness, until the gray light began to present itself.'
  8. 'It was a bright white light that appeared to come out of total darkness.'
  9. 'After being in total darkness for three hours, the light is stunning.'
  10. 'The water is tannic, containing a brown-green stain which blocks out the light; below 10m, you're in total darkness.'
  11. 'they began to make camp before darkness fell'
  12. 'For four days after Katrina hit, the city of New Orleans fell into complete darkness after sunset.'
  13. 'As there are no street-lights, they often walk at night in darkness, risking their lives.'
  14. 'As darkness fell that summer evening, a none-too-subtle rustling was seen in the trees and bushes at the edge of our camp site.'
  15. 'The men later move to the porch when darkness falls, apparently taking advantage of the cool night weather.'
  16. 'In return, he slept with them in the long winter nights of deep darkness, when the temperatures plummeted.'
  17. 'The planes have been landing under the cover of darkness, at night.'
  18. 'Long they fought, after the dying sun had fallen from the sky, into the endless darkness of the long night.'
  19. 'The darkness of the night erupted into an amber sunrise as the boulder held back the sudden blast of flames.'
  20. 'When darkness fell on the second night they scaled the wall of their compound, jumped over unseen and walked through a bustling market place before escaping into the jungle.'
  21. 'The kingdom had fallen silent as the darkness of night filled the sky.'
  22. 'Her hair was pulled back into a tight high ponytail; her hair was also streaked with blond and red over the darkness of her natural dark brown.'
  23. 'Now the correct colour and degree of darkness have been restored.'
Wickedness or evil.
  1. 'And we hold you up in pride as our symbol in the fight of Good against the forces of darkness and evil.'
  2. 'Those qualities - darkness and humanness - would become common themes in his work.'
  3. 'The reaction to the show at the time was that many people phoned the police and warned them that the forces of darkness had been unleashed upon the nation.'
  4. 'The hero triumphs, finds himself a good woman, and defeats the forces of darkness.'
  5. 'Stephen Lewis speaks to the exorcist whose fight against the forces of darkness reaches the nation's TV screens tonight.'
  6. 'One can only marvel at the fiendish and diabolical powers of darkness under Hillary's wicked command.'
  7. 'The Bible has a lot to say about darkness - about human wickedness and savagery and indifference.'
  8. 'This awakening symbolises the triumph of good, winning against the evil forces of darkness that are represented by the winter.'
  9. 'The only way to unlock the evil powers of Bos Kreuz was to let the evil and darkness of the sword corrupt you and let it take hold of your soul.'
  10. 'The gothic culture leads young, susceptible minds into an imagined world of evil, darkness, and violence.'
  11. 'moments of darkness were rare'
  12. 'Only wisdom, rationality and compassion will deliver us from this spiraling descent to the final moment of darkness.'
  13. 'The songs on Mobilize are relatively unremarkable but Phillips' voice has the ability to evoke thoughts of darkness, gloom and ecstasy.'
  14. 'The Russian government was a constant shadow in the corner, always lurking, always promising darkness and misery.'
  15. 'Just the name - borough of crows! - suggests darkness and gloom.'
  16. 'May its vision and hope sustain us in our moments of darkness.'
  17. 'One also should know one's own limitations… There is so much misery and darkness.'
  18. 'Depression is the result of all these hidden sadnesses, darkness, and feelings of guilt that have been buried deeply in the heart.'
  19. 'Besieged by the headlines, he sits isolated in his own dejected box of darkness, looking like the face of mourning America.'
  20. 'Not all elements of Tent City life are shrouded in gloom and darkness, however.'
  21. 'He looks away, silent for a moment, then recounts the weeks of darkness and pain administered by hard-nosed soldiers.'
  22. 'There is energy and mischief, but it is always countered by mystery and darkness.'
  23. 'And the story's darkness and moral ambiguity increase the film's power and appeal.'
  24. 'Haynes gives Frank little interior life and casts him into the darkness, trapped in a life of secrecy.'
  25. 'A black veil of darkness comes over her face as she holds onto the desk for support.'
  26. 'This is what she wanted, but the thought of what she might find out was a huge darkness of uncertainty before her.'
  27. 'His darkness and mystery were personified in the character being a Vampiric elf.'
  28. 'He asks that we lift the veil and cast out the darkness.'
  29. 'Can one colour adequately depict the twists and turns of fate, the moments of chance and mis-chance, the shades of light and darkness that have shaped your destiny?'
  30. 'It's not true the world's oldest continent was merely an area of darkness that submissively awaited enlightenment.'
  31. 'The Holy land of India was in the throes of spiritual darkness.'
  32. 'For him, the tribes he encounters on the banks of the Niger live in spiritual darkness.'
  33. 'Those states in which the results of karma are perceived or enjoyed are in fact the states of darkness, characterized by ignorance.'
  34. 'Now that's an ancient account of one person's journey from moral and spiritual darkness to faith in the Christian God.'
  35. 'My friend might simply be colluding with me in my darkness, in my ignorance, in a kind of co-dependent relationship.'
  36. 'Yet in what darkness, what dense ignorance, was the mental battle fought!'
  37. 'The reason for the veil is the spiritual darkness of the human condition.'
  38. 'We are fast drifting into an era of great spiritual darkness!'

More definitions

1. the state or quality of being dark: The room was in total darkness.

2. absence or deficiency of light: the darkness of night.

3. wickedness or evil: Satan, the prince of darkness.

4. obscurity; concealment: The darkness of the metaphor destroyed its effectiveness.

5. lack of knowledge or enlightenment: heathen darkness.

6. lack of sight; blindness.

More examples(as adjective)

"comings can be darkness."

"blinds can be darkness."