Definition of Darkly

1. Adverb. Without light. "The river was sliding darkly under the mist"

Exact synonyms: In Darkness
Partainyms: Dark



2. Adverb. In a dark glowering menacing manner. "He stared darkly at her"
Partainyms: Dark

Definition of Darkly

1. adv. With imperfect light, clearness, or knowledge; obscurely; dimly; blindly; uncertainly.

Definition of Darkly

1. Adverb. to appear as dark ¹

2. Adverb. (figuratively) mysterious ¹

3. Adverb. faintly seen in the dark ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Darkly

1. in a dark manner [adv -LIER, -LIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Darkly

darkie
darkies
darking
darkish
darkishly
darkishness
darkle
darkled
darkles
darklier
darkliest
darkling
darkling beetle
darkling groung beetle
darklings
darkly (current term)
darkmans
darkness
darknesse
darknesses
darknet
darknets
darkon
darkons
darkrooms
darks
darksome
darksomely
darksomeness

Literary usage of Darkly

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1. Sermons by Hugh Blair (1822)
"For now we see through a glass, darkly.—1 COR. xiii. 12. THE Apostle here describes the imperfection of our knowledge with relation to spiritual and eternal ..."

2. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"They came back with shrill cries over the jutting shoulder of the house, flying darkly against the fading air. What birds were they ? ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"(14) The theology of Zoroaster was darkly comprehended by foreigners, and even by the far greater number of his disciples ; but the most careless obser vers ..."

4. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great: Called by Thomas Carlyle (1873)
"... Glass, darkly. To know the special figure of the Crown-Prince's way of life in those years, who his friends, companions were, what his pursuits and ..."

5. History of Friedrich II, of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1900)
"... darkly To know the special figure of the Crown-Prince's way of life in those years, who his friends ..."

6. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1897)
"CHAPTER XXXIV IN WHICH IT IS darkly SEEN HOW THE CRIMINAL'S JUDGE MAY BE LOVE'S CRIMINAL WHEN we are losing balance on a precipice we do not think much of ..."

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