so as to appear dark.
in a vaguely threatening or menacing manner: He hinted darkly that we had not heard the last of the matter.
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How to use darkly in a sentence
Things hit a snag when one of the girls misses a meeting—setting off a narrative that is equal parts thrilling and darkly funny.
Knowing that Morris’s films were darkly revealing about his subjects, I asked Bob what his capacity for further excoriation and humiliation would be."We Owe It to Future Generations to Explain Why." How Robert McNamara Came to Write His Memoirs About Vietnam | Peter Osnos | June 1, 2021 | Time
When it comes to the draft, we’re all looking through a glass darkly, and that extends even to the professionals.What Our New Metric Can Tell Us About The Best Wide Receivers In The Draft | Josh Hermsmeyer | April 27, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Pino and Lobato aren’t what I’d call careful in this lightning-paced thriller, whose tone vacillates between darkly comic and sincerely tragic.The 5 Best New Shows Our TV Critic Watched in March 2021 | Judy Berman | March 31, 2021 | Time
These are exquisite seances in line with the sonic traditions she pioneered a half-century ago, but suffused with the darkly tinted wisdom of a life entering its winter.Jane Birkin is back with a new album, but her presence is everlasting | Jeff Weiss | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
He looks at me darkly, as if to blame me for the price of movie tickets.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Well we have a new parliament and there are no excuses left,” he says darkly.
Smart, so smart, and darkly handsome; a practical joker, large-hearted and fun.
But this season he turns down the wattage, playing a darkly serious role in a play said to be about fly-fishing.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More | Janice Kaplan | September 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Alan Cumming shimmered darkly and brilliantly as the emcee in the Cabaret performance.Hugh Jackman's Tony Jumping Fail, Plus the Winners and Standout Moments of Broadway's Biggest Night | Tim Teeman | June 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But that sin was of small importance compared to the other revelations, so darkly hinted at by Aunty Rosa.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
Marius frowned darkly, but before he could speak, Tressan was insinuating a compliment to the Marquise.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
The camphor tree overhead was thrown out darkly against the stars, like its own shadow.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
"There may have been reasons," Diana suggested darkly, and Sir Rowland's eyes narrowed at the hint.Mistress Wilding | Rafael Sabatini
I wish I had brought some cotton, Carol commented darkly, for my ears, she added at Janets curious glance.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O | Clair Blank