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[sem-ee-dahrk-nis, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈdɑrk nɪs, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
partial darkness.
Origin of semidarkness
First recorded in 1840-50; semi- + darkness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The semidarkness was tantalizing, overcoming, but the boy went bravely on.

    Captured by the Arabs James H. Foster
  • Despite this evidence of a hasty toilet in semidarkness, he was not unprepossessing.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • They let most of the candles in the dungeon go out, leaving the great stone chamber in semidarkness.

  • Without answering, the two were retreating into the semidarkness of the dining-room.

    Nan of Music Mountain Frank H. Spearman
  • As far as they could see in the semidarkness, others were falling.

    The End of Time Wallace West
  • The squatter saw her first; but in the semidarkness did not recognize her.

    From the Valley of the Missing Grace Miller White
  • Even in the semidarkness of the wickiup White Bear could see pain in her eyes.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • That dream always ends by my standing there in the semidarkness talking to an empty house.

  • There the utter silence and the semidarkness quickly convinced them that they were on the wrong track.

    With Links of Steel Nicholas Carter

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