semi-darkness

semi-darkness

n
partial darkness
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semi-darkness

[ˈsemɪˈdɑːknɪs] N in the semidarknessen la casi oscuridad
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A strange sight met his eyes as he emerged from the semi-darkness of the cellar to the brilliant light of the temple.
There was no sound, and he glided into the semi-darkness of the interior.
"Yes, a new happiness was revealed to me of which man cannot be deprived," he thought as he lay in the semi-darkness of the quiet hut, gazing fixedly before him with feverish wide open eyes.
She leaned a little forward, her eyes flashed softly through the semi-darkness.
The firelight flashed and glittered on the silver ornaments of her dress; her neck and arms, with their burden of jewels, gleamed like porcelain in the semi-darkness outside the halo of his student lamp.
And then from the semi-darkness beside him there came the sound of a stifled sob, and his fingers closed as if someone had touched a button.
More than one chaffing phrase darted from little made-up lips, to which he did not reply; and at last he was able to pass, and dived into the semi-darkness of a corridor ringing with the name of "Daae!
In the semi-darkness the chairs on deck and the people sitting in them were angular shapes, the mouth being indicated by a tiny burning spot, and the arm by the same spot moving up or down as the cigar or cigarette was lifted to and from the lips.
And in the semi-darkness the prince distinguished a man standing close to the stairs, apparently waiting.
As the attacks of our enemies ceased and our eyes became accustomed to the semi-darkness of the interior of our strange retreat, I took the opportunity to explore our shelter.
Slowly the back rises from the ground, forced up by the head and shoulders of a body that looks all black in the semi-darkness. Beyond is a faint glimpse of the dimly starlit desert.
His devilish eyes bored straight through the semi-darkness toward us.