It was now dark, and any chance of a surprise attack had been squandered.
While the White Swan comes easily to Nina, the dark mysteries of the Black Swan evade her.
“It is an insult to be paid so little money,” says Belia, sitting in the dark living room of their tiny home.
In the dark, it could be hard to tell which side of the train the platform was on.
While campaigning in the Granite State over the weekend, Santorum painted a dark picture of the new bureau.
Was it the murmuring of the dark stream as it washed upon the untrodden shore?
The few that glare each character must mark; You balance not the many in the dark.
I felt my way down the wide, dark staircase in my pursuit of zephyrs.
Heavens, what a long track of dark deceit has this discovered!
You fight in the open and die, honored; I fight in the dark and die—dishonored.
Old English deorc "dark, obscure, gloomy; sad, cheerless; sinister, wicked," from Proto-Germanic *derkaz (cf. Old High German tarchanjan "to hide, conceal"). "Absence of light" especially at night is the original meaning. Application to colors is 16c. Theater slang for "closed" is from 1916.
early 13c., from dark (adj.). Figurative in the dark "ignorant" first recorded 1670s.
Closed; not in operation: Monday is a ''dark'' day at Heinz Hall (1916+ Theater)