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dark web

or dark Web, Dark Web

the portion of the Internet that is intentionally hidden from search engines, uses masked IP addresses, and is accessible only with a special web browser: part of the deep web.
Origin of dark web
First recorded in 2000-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He wove their fine gold into the dark web of his tempestuous passions.

    The Proud Prince Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • His fond love for his wife runs like a gold thread through the dark web of his life.

  • Entangled in the dark web of metaphysical moralities, he caught at the excuse by which the Egyptian converted vice into a virtue.

    The Last Days of Pompeii Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  • He delighted in the dark web of intrigue, and believed himself to be no ordinary weaver of that sunless work.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • Many such, and many far more painful, tears of longing, have fallen upon the dark web of my life.

    The Home Fredrika Bremer
  • Churchill's affection for her ran like a thread of gold through the dark web of his career.

  • I have not been idle, yet do I not hold in my hand all the threads of the dark web that encompasses us.

    Under the Witches' Moon Nathan Gallizier
  • It seemed to her that life clung about her like a strong, dark web, meshing every natural movement of her heart.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives

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