The causeway ran through it, a mere thread lipped by the darkling waves, and at the sight a grunt of relief broke from Badelon.
The cold, steely, darkling sweep of desert had been transformed.
She let it stay, yet looked away from him, up through the darkling branches, and distressfully shook her head.
Immediately the square of darkling sky was eclipsed by the cabby's face.
Its windows, too, save one softly reddened by a remote lamp, reflected only the darkling sky.
But soon the dusk won its will, and the darkling track lay empty.
Obtaining from her husband Gustave's address, Madame Rameau hastened to her son's apartment alone through the darkling streets.
She looked up, as I hesitated, and flashed that darkling glance of hers at me.
The gloom of the darkling forests, too, had passed into the sunlit parks of delight.
Bonaparte fixed an eye, darkling as an eagle's, on Bernadotte.
"in the dark," mid-15c., from dark (n.) + now-obsolete adverbial ending -ling.
But having nothing to do with the participial -ing it does not mean growing dark &c.; from the mistaken notion that it is a participle spring both the misuse of the word itself and the spurious verb darkle. [Fowler]