Recall the pander-fest in the Republican presidential primaries to the darker side of the electorate.
The darker Afghanistan appears on TV screens, the sooner the foreign armies will be called home.
And Jagger is even better than Dylan at evoking the darker emotions: fear, confusion, paranoia, lust.
But reform had a darker side: the state put into unemployment 7,500 unionized teachers, who lost their health coverage.
“My complexion is darker so I get less work or have to lower my rates in order to keep my bills paid,” she explains.
Soon it took a certain measure of imagination to conceive of that darker spot in the mist of darkness as the form of a fellow man.
His way was through rugged glens, one deeper and darker than the other.
darker and still deeper grew the overshadowing cloud, and the hopes of the trusting ones less.
As the age of the animal increases, the coat becomes of a darker tinge.
And why is it that affection, as exhibited in general life, is so rarely seen unstained by the tint of some darker passion?
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)