[ dahrk-lee ]
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  1. so as to appear dark.

  2. vaguely; mysteriously.

  1. in a vaguely threatening or menacing manner: He hinted darkly that we had not heard the last of the matter.

  2. imperfectly; faintly.

Origin of darkly

before 1000; Middle English derkly,Old English deorclīce (in figurative sense only). See dark, -ly

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