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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. 2018.
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  • Despite this evidence of a hasty toilet in semidarkness, he was not unprepossessing.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • As far as they could see in the semidarkness, others were falling.

    The End of Time Wallace West
  • Without answering, the two were retreating into the semidarkness of the dining-room.

    Nan of Music Mountain Frank H. Spearman
  • He peered, in the semidarkness, at the battered door behind the bar.

    Nan of Music Mountain Frank H. Spearman
  • The place was in semidarkness, objects being but dimly discernible.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • Even in the semidarkness of the wickiup White Bear could see pain in her eyes.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • The semidarkness was tantalizing, overcoming, but the boy went bravely on.

    Captured by the Arabs

    James H. Foster
  • In the semidarkness he upset a chair with appalling clatter.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • "Let's get moving, then," Gramps said, and started off in the semidarkness with Bud behind him.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard

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