in darkness


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Adv.1.in darkness - without light; "the river was sliding darkly under the mist"
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And, while on serious topics, Miss Miggs considered it her duty to try her hand at the conversion of Miss Haredale; for whose improvement she launched into a polemical address of some length, in the course whereof, she likened herself unto a chosen missionary, and that young lady to a cannibal in darkness. Indeed, she returned so often to these sublects, and so frequently called upon them to take a lesson from her,--at the same time vaunting and, as it were, rioting in, her huge unworthiness, and abundant excess of sin,--that, in the course of a short time, she became, in that small chamber, rather a nuisance than a comfort, and rendered them, if possible, even more unhappy than they had been before.
The night had now come; and for the first time (for their jailers had been regular in bringing food and candles), they were left in darkness. Any change in their condition in such a place inspired new fears; and when some hours had passed, and the gloom was still unbroken, Emma could no longer repress her alarm.
Even these men seemed to be in darkness too; for no light shone through the chinks in the door, nor were they moving, as their custom was, but quite still: the silence being unbroken by so much as the creaking of a board.
"God send your worship good luck," said Don Quixote; and he moved on to another case, where he saw them correcting a sheet of a book with the title of "Light of the Soul;" noticing it he observed, "Books like this, though there are many of the kind, are the ones that deserve to be printed, for many are the sinners in these days, and lights unnumbered are needed for all that are in darkness."
We are nearly in darkness. There is an unnatural silence; the music is very soft to the ears.
The people who walk in darkness will see a great light.
She pointed out that when the PML-N assumed power the country was steeped in darkness and power cuts up to eighteen hours per day were in vogue.
He said that had the former rulers paid attention to resolving energy crisis, the country would not have been plunged in darkness. Shahbaz Sharif said that work is continuing expeditiously on 3600 megawatts gas-based power projects in Punjab and these projects have been obtained at the lowest rate in the contemporary history.
The chief minister said that the country was immersed in darkness and those staging sit-ins tried to further increase darkness in the country.