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darkened Sentence Examples

  • His face darkened with color.

  • His face darkened and his eyes flashed a warning.

  • He glanced up at her; the sun darkened face with its thin lips completely devoid of emotion.

  • A tall figure darkened the doorway and she looked up to find Cade watching her.

  • The two women went below to prepare the cocoa, leaving Howie and me in the darkened lab.

  • It was particularly difficult for Howie to remain in a silent darkened room without waking back to real time.

  • I could just see from the doorway where I stood as a figure emerged from the darkened automobile and moved stealthy toward the back of the house.

  • If she just turned her head, she could see me, sitting comfortably a scant ten feet away in the darkened living room.

  • The detective gave me a look but said nothing as he led me down a long corridor to a darkened back room.

  • Sunny darted for the darkened bedroom.

  • Jonny's gaze darkened, and he rose, pacing to the window.

  • Jonny looked towards the door to the kitchen suddenly, and his gaze darkened.

  • She rubbed her head and glared at him, watching as he followed his father in the direction where both sky and sea darkened into blackness.

  • She couldn't dismiss the sight of his darkened eye or bloodied lip.

  • Her thoughts darkened and returned to Cody and Jake.

  • A town car with darkened windows awaited them.

  • Dean sat in the corner, trying to read up on Colorado law as it pertained to the duties of sheriff, but was drawn by politeness and the darkened room to view the exhibit.

  • The road darkened as he entered the trees and he turned on his headlamps, trying to avoid the rocks and boulders that littered the roadway.

  • She sat alone in the darkened car, waiting, her head bowed low.

  • What remained in the darkened room was a beaten old man.

  • She'd turned and retreated after unlocking the barred door, leaving it standing open as Dean entered the darkened enclosure.

  • Dean slammed the door behind him and hurried after her into the darkened room.

  • Dean opened the back door to the darkened alley.

  • She entered the darkened store while Cora remained outside.

  • Across from them was another cell, this one darkened.

  • She stared with surprise at the low growl from the darkened cell across from her.

  • His thoughts darkened as fury blinded him for a moment.

  • Kris lit another torch to display a darkened case on the wall.

  • Her features darkened, and she turned away, saying, "I thought you had some level of honor or decency."

  • Kris.s gaze darkened, and he stood, pacing to the window.

  • He gave her a small push toward the path, and she looked down, squinting in the moonlight to see the darkened trail.

  • All that Dean could picture in his mind's eye was Annie Quincy, plying her despised trade in a darkened room.

  • Dean woke with a start in the darkened room, as wide-awake as mid-day of a grade school vacation.

  • His neck darkened, but he continued to hold her hand.

  • She turned away, crossed the road, and skirted the darkened helipad resting at the edge of a cliff overlooking an extensive valley.

  • The interior of the command hub was darkened, aside from the light of systems and screens on all the walls.

  • Elise's voice came from the darkened parking area.

  • Mrs. Watson disappeared down a darkened hallway, returning quickly.

  • Ully asked.  By his darkened gaze, he knew.

  • Once past the scrub brush and small trees, the near-total darkness surprised him, causing him to pause until his eyes became accustomed to this darkened world.

  • He hoped the darkened car would mask his face.

  • Winston seemed to sense someone sitting on the bed but he could not recognize Dean in the darkened room.

  • When a shadow darkened the doorway, she glanced up quickly.

  • A shadow of guilt darkened his eyes.

  • He avoided her eyes and his neck darkened.

  • His eyes adjusted quickly to the darkened room as he passed empty shelves to a second door.

  • He trotted through the halls, finally arriving at an open door leading into a darkened night.

  • She recalled falling asleep atop her horse as she rode down the quiet, darkened path toward home.

  • Taran glanced toward the darkened figure near the door.

  • Hilden took her arm quickly and led her a short distance away into a darkened alley.

  • He loosened his tie and rolled his sleeves up, exposing weather darkened forearms.

  • His amber eyes widened and darkened.

  • He crossed his arms, and his gaze darkened.

  • His gaze darkened, and Xander knew his long-time ally was thinking of their shared history from the time before the Schism that split the mortal and immortal worlds apart.

  • Ashley's backpack and bracelets were in the quiet, darkened room.

  • In her self-revelations she followed Rousseau, her first master in style, but while Rousseau in his Confessions darkened all the shadows, George Sand is the heroine of her story, often frail and faulty, but always a woman more sinned against than sinning.

  • The operator, whose attention is thus attracted, inserts a peg in the jack, then throws over the speaking key of the cord circuit, and having ascertained particulars of the requirement places the other peg of the pair in the nearest multiple jack of the wanted subscriber, whom she proceeds to ring up. In the meantime the callinglamp has darkened; and each subscriber's line being equipped with a cut-off relay whose function it is to disconnect tl, e calling apparatus while the circuit is in use, the insertion o r a peg is immediately followed by the disappearance of the calling signal.

  • Mr English, one of his secretaries, has furnished a picture of him at this period seated in a study lined on two sides with books and darkened by green screens and curtains of blue muslin, which required readjustment with almost every cloud that passed across the sky.

  • But another side of the picture shows the domestic intrigues which darkened the last days of David.

  • 3, 4a): the keepers of the house (the arms and hands) tremble, the strong men (the legs and perhaps the backbone) are bent, the grinding women (the teeth) cease to work, those that look out of the windows (the eyes) are darkened, the street-doors are shut, the sound of the mill being low (apparently a summary statement of the preceding details: communication with the outer world through the senses is cut off, the performance of bodily functions being feeble); the rest of v.

  • The shadow of venerable institutions, past or passing, still darkened his counsels.

  • CAMERA OBSCURA, an optical apparatus consisting of a darkened chamber (for which its name is the Latin rendering) at the top of which is placed a box or lantern containing a convex lens and sloping mirror, or a prism combining the lens and mirror.

  • a b c is fixed at the top of a small tent furnished with opaque curtains so as to prevent the diffused daylight from overpowering the image on the paper, and in the darkened tent the images of external objects are seen very distinctly.

  • - The invention of this instrument has generally been ascribed, as in the ninth edition of this work, to the famous Neapolitan savant of the 16th century, Giovanni Battista della Porta, but as a matter of fact the principle of the simple camera obscura, or darkened chamber with a small aperture in a window or shutter, was well known and in practical use for observing eclipses long before his time.

  • He seems to have been well acquainted with the projection of images of objects through small apertures, and to have been the first to show that the arrival of the image of an object at the concave surface of the common nerve - or the retina - corresponds with the passage of light from an object through an aperture in a darkened place, from which it falls upon a surface facing the aperture.

  • This description seems to refer to an arrangement of a transparent painting illuminated either from the back or the front and the image projected through a hole on to a white screen in a darkened room, as described by Porta (Mag.

  • After discussing the structure of the eye he gives an experiment in which the appearance of the reversed images of outside objects on a piece of paper held in front of a small hole in a darkened room, with their forms and colours, is quite clearly described and explained with a diagram, as an illustration of the phenomena of vision.

  • He was the first correctly to solve Aristotle's problem, stated above, and to apply it practically to solar observations in a darkened room (Cosmographia, 1 535).

  • cap. 2), is very similar to Caesariano's - a darkened room, a pyramidal aperture towards the sun, and a whitened wall or white paper screens, but no lens.

  • In an Italian translation of Euclid's Optica, with commentary, Egnacio Danti (1573), after discussing the effects of plane, convex and concave reflectors, fully describes the method of showing reversed images passing through an aperture in a darkened room, and shows how, by placing a mirror behind the aperture, unreversed images might be obtained, both effects being illustrated by diagrams. F.

  • There is no mention whatever of a portable box or construction beyond the darkened room, nor is there in his later work, De Refractione Optices Parte (1593), in which he discusses the analogy between vision and the simple dark room with an aperture, but incorrectly.

  • In 1611 Johann Fabricius published his observations of sun-spots and describes how he and his father fell back upon the old method of projecting the sun's image in a darkened room, finding that they could observe the spots just as well as with the telescope.

  • Most of the earlier astronomical work was done in a darkened room, but here we first find the dark chamber constructed of wooden rods covered with cloth or paper, and used separately to screen the observing-tablet.

  • Then the sword bent towards the earth, the sky darkened, thunder pealed, lightning flashed, and the whole world was wasted by famine, bloodshed and pestilence.

  • The news of Byron's death (19th April 1824) made a deep impression on him: it was a day, he said, "when the whole world seemed to be darkened for me"; he went out into the woods and carved "Byron is dead" upon a rock.

  • William's unpopularity with his new people was, on the whole, unjustified, but his memory is rightly darkened by the stain of the "Massacre of Glencoe."

  • The acid used to etch the surface has darkened the parts richest in copper, while those richest in tin remained white.

  • This accident darkened his prospects; for though by the death of his elder brother he should have represented the family and entered the army, yet he forfeited the rights of primogeniture, and the profession of arms was thenceforth closed to him.

  • The collimateur which is used in many sights is a rectangular box closed at one end by a darkened glass with a i "?

  • The Norman walls are so darkened and weathered that, from a little distance, they seem a part of the rock itself.

  • Hence the light from the marginal and central portions of the disc is identical in quality, and the limb can be little, if at all, darkened by the" smoke-veil "absorption conspicuous in the sun.

  • Lang's character, as can be gathered especially from a consideration of his behaviour at Munich, is darkened by many shadows.

  • The old quarters which preserve in our time an aspect so singularly picturesque with their sloping and tortuous streets, the fine hotels of darkened stone sculptured in the Spanish fashion, and the magnificence of the Place of the hotel de ville were buried behind an enceinte of walls.

  • His declining years were darkened by ill-health and by the death, in 1876, of his wife (Christina Groh), an Englishwoman whom he had married in 1865.

  • The crumpled bands mark the bedding, and the fine perpendicular striae in front are the cleavage planes; the fine lines on the darkened side merely represent shadow, and must not be taken for planes of division in the rock.

  • The old schools and universities were being quietly interpenetrated by the new spirit of humanism, when the sky was suddenly darkened by the clouds of religious conflict.

  • 2) represent a :small hole in the shutter of a darkened room, and OS a narrow beam of sunlight which is allowed to fall on a white screen so as to form an image of the sun at S.

  • The coupling which immediately takes place demands careful attention; the males are afterwards thrown away, and the impregnated females placed in a darkened apartment till they deposit their eggs.

  • This darkened the evening of his life, and he died in the night of the 24-25th of March 1455.

  • Harassed by severe bodily ailments, encompassed by a raging tumult of religious conflict and persecution, and aware that the faint hopes of better times which seemed to gild the horizon of the future might be utterly darkened by a failure either in the constancy of his courage or in his discernment and discretion, he exerted his eloquence with unabating energy in the furtherance of the cause he had at heart.

  • Ilarran was one of the few places that remained on his side during the great insurrection that darkened his last days.

  • That inevitable event of which he never thought without horror was brought near to him; and his whole life was darkened by the shadow of death.

  • But the shadow of the Holy Empire, immemorially associated with the house of Habsburg, still darkened the counsels of German statesmen.

  • This revelation of disaffection, together with the fall of Constantinople, darkened the last years of Nicholas; "As Thomas of Sarzana," he said, "I had more happiness in a day than now in a whole year."

  • It is impossible here fully to unfold the tortuous intrigues which darkened the minority of James.

  • His last years were darkened by constant ill-health; and indeed it is marvellous that he was able to achieve so much.

  • All Wiseman's later years were darkened by Errington's conscientious but implacable hostility to Manning, and to himself in so far as he was supposed to be acting under Manning's influence.

  • in the Frankfort Rimer or town hall in 1764; but these memories were darkened by being associated in his mind with the tragic denouement of his first love affair.

  • Constant ill-health and suffering had darkened her career.

  • It is stated that the colour of the fibre is darkened if the leaves are allowed to remain on during the process of retting.

  • The later years of his reign were darkened by the tragedy of Inez de Castro.

  • The last, which may have been done since he settled in France, is the darkened and partly repainted, but still powerful and haunting half-length figure in the Louvre, with the smile of inward ravishment and the prophetic finger beckoning skyward like that of St Anne in the Academy cartoon.

  • The later years of his life were darkened by a scandal which Beecher's personal, political and theological enemies used for a time effectively to shadow a reputation previously above reproach, he being charged by Theodore Tilton, whom he had befriended, with having had improper relations with his (Tilton's) wife.

  • A beam of sunlight admitted into a darkened room through a narrow aperture, and there dispersed into a vario-tinted band by the interposition of a prism, is not absolutely W continuous.

  • Whilst the authors of all these evils were idly and stupidly gazing on this menacing meteor, which darkened all their horizon, it suddenly burst, and poured down the whole of its contents upon the plains of the Carnatic."

  • But he kept his hold on Toledo, and though his last days were darkened by the death of his only son in the lost battle of Ucles (1108), he died in 1109 with the security that his work would last.

  • It is a similar phenomenon to that which arises when a ray of sunlight falls into a darkened room.

  • His face darkened with color.

  • His face darkened and his eyes flashed a warning.

  • He glanced up at her; the sun darkened face with its thin lips completely devoid of emotion.

  • A tall figure darkened the doorway and she looked up to find Cade watching her.

  • The two women went below to prepare the cocoa, leaving Howie and me in the darkened lab.

  • It was particularly difficult for Howie to remain in a silent darkened room without waking back to real time.

  • I could just see from the doorway where I stood as a figure emerged from the darkened automobile and moved stealthy toward the back of the house.

  • If she just turned her head, she could see me, sitting comfortably a scant ten feet away in the darkened living room.

  • The detective gave me a look but said nothing as he led me down a long corridor to a darkened back room.

  • Sunny darted for the darkened bedroom.

  • Jonny's gaze darkened, and he rose, pacing to the window.

  • Jonny looked towards the door to the kitchen suddenly, and his gaze darkened.

  • She rubbed her head and glared at him, watching as he followed his father in the direction where both sky and sea darkened into blackness.

  • She couldn't dismiss the sight of his darkened eye or bloodied lip.

  • His thoughts darkened as he thought of leaving the Guardians defenseless to protect a woman he wasn't sure he should.

  • Her thoughts darkened and returned to Cody and Jake.

  • A town car with darkened windows awaited them.

  • Dean sat in the corner, trying to read up on Colorado law as it pertained to the duties of sheriff, but was drawn by politeness and the darkened room to view the exhibit.

  • The road darkened as he entered the trees and he turned on his headlamps, trying to avoid the rocks and boulders that littered the roadway.

  • She sat alone in the darkened car, waiting, her head bowed low.

  • What remained in the darkened room was a beaten old man.

  • She'd turned and retreated after unlocking the barred door, leaving it standing open as Dean entered the darkened enclosure.

  • Dean slammed the door behind him and hurried after her into the darkened room.

  • Dean opened the back door to the darkened alley.

  • She entered the darkened store while Cora remained outside.

  • Restless, she took her cocoa into the darkened living room and looked out the window, expecting to see Gabriel lurking across the street.

  • Across from them was another cell, this one darkened.

  • She stared with surprise at the low growl from the darkened cell across from her.

  • His thoughts darkened as fury blinded him for a moment.

  • Kris lit another torch to display a darkened case on the wall.

  • Her features darkened, and she turned away, saying, "I thought you had some level of honor or decency."

  • Kris.s gaze darkened, and he stood, pacing to the window.

  • He gave her a small push toward the path, and she looked down, squinting in the moonlight to see the darkened trail.

  • When he passed the parlor, he was surprised to find Donald Ryland seated in a darkened corner.

  • All that Dean could picture in his mind's eye was Annie Quincy, plying her despised trade in a darkened room.

  • Dean woke with a start in the darkened room, as wide-awake as mid-day of a grade school vacation.

  • His neck darkened, but he continued to hold her hand.

  • She turned away, crossed the road, and skirted the darkened helipad resting at the edge of a cliff overlooking an extensive valley.

  • The interior of the command hub was darkened, aside from the light of systems and screens on all the walls.

  • Elise's voice came from the darkened parking area.

  • Mrs. Watson disappeared down a darkened hallway, returning quickly.

  • Ully asked.  By his darkened gaze, he knew.

  • Once past the scrub brush and small trees, the near-total darkness surprised him, causing him to pause until his eyes became accustomed to this darkened world.

  • They laughed their way through two bottles of good Bordeaux and a dessert, brought in flaming splendor to their darkened table.

  • He hoped the darkened car would mask his face.

  • Winston seemed to sense someone sitting on the bed but he could not recognize Dean in the darkened room.

  • When a shadow darkened the doorway, she glanced up quickly.

  • A shadow of guilt darkened his eyes.

  • He avoided her eyes and his neck darkened.

  • His eyes adjusted quickly to the darkened room as he passed empty shelves to a second door.

  • He trotted through the halls, finally arriving at an open door leading into a darkened night.

  • She recalled falling asleep atop her horse as she rode down the quiet, darkened path toward home.

  • Taran glanced toward the darkened figure near the door.

  • Hilden took her arm quickly and led her a short distance away into a darkened alley.

  • He loosened his tie and rolled his sleeves up, exposing weather darkened forearms.

  • His amber eyes widened and darkened.

  • He crossed his arms, and his gaze darkened.

  • His gaze darkened, and Xander knew his long-time ally was thinking of their shared history from the time before the Schism that split the mortal and immortal worlds apart.

  • Ashley's backpack and bracelets were in the quiet, darkened room.

  • Additionally, soot from faraway sources has darkened snow and ice, further decreasing albedo.

  • I look up into a sea of faces in the darkened auditorium.

  • And then after sampling some more of that excellent Albanian claret, I lay down in a darkened room.

  • convulsee Lord, the Divine Warrior will thunder before his great army in the darkened sky above a convulsing earth below.

  • darkened the sky.

  • darkened auditorium.

  • darkened room, the light of God's presence is the hope.

  • darkened shop doorway.

  • darkened corridors of the spooky movie theater.

  • Slowly the shadows darkened over the long, somber face of the old house.

  • darkened by shadow.

  • darkened gradually toward the base from gray to almost black.

  • darkened considerably, becoming like that of the other lions at the zoo.

  • darkened forever... .

  • darkened slightly to give it a more serious look.

  • There were gasps as one of the seeds suddenly darkened and burst open.

  • In the city where bright daylight used to shine forth, the day darkened.

  • He smiled, pulling Anya into a darkened shop doorway.

  • These lanes have kept their integrity with authentic crumbled facades and darkened corners, where little pubs serve mulled wine on chilly nights.

  • The problem with protecting computer systems today is that the enemy is not a teenage hacker in a darkened bedroom.

  • An orange filter on my lens increased the contrast and darkened the horizon beyond them.

  • For a brief instant his expression darkened, and he suddenly looked very old.

  • Darkened hallways instruments silicon valley's golden age seem hackneyed even ketchup sandwhiches during.

  • lidded eye of the moon sees you making your way through the darkened streets.

  • Only the cold, heavily lidded eye of the moon sees you making your way through the darkened streets.

  • likened this process to adding candles in a darkened room.

  • Rituals in darkened tents with apparently paranormal voices or objects are the stock-in-trade of northern shamanic practices.

  • From there they will enter the new planetarium through a darkened gallery designed to prepare them for what's in store.

  • At about half past seven the sky darkened and a clap of thunder heralded a sudden rainstorm.

  • I don't think we'll see rickshaws being pulled and pedaled through the darkened English countryside delivering goods.

  • The two men walk away to the back of the stage, behind a darkened see-through scrim.

  • lightly scuffed, a trifle darkened on spine, undated inscription on front free endpaper, good.

  • scuttled down the darkened hall fast, like a little patch of night.

  • scuttled down the darkened hall fast, like a little patch of night.

  • sky darkened over the northern hills.

  • taunts a man locked in a darkened room.

  • In a partial lunar eclipse, it partly enters the umbra and only part of its surface is darkened.

  • whangee cane shank is well patinated and darkened with age.

  • In her self-revelations she followed Rousseau, her first master in style, but while Rousseau in his Confessions darkened all the shadows, George Sand is the heroine of her story, often frail and faulty, but always a woman more sinned against than sinning.

  • Leo was deemed fortunate by his contemporaries, but an incurable malady, wars, enemies, a conspiracy of cardinals, and the loss of all his nearest relations darkened his days; and he failed entirely in his general policy of expelling foreigners from Italy, of restoring peace throughout Europe, and of prosecuting war against the Turks.

  • In a darkened room a beam of sunlight (or electric light) is concentrated by a large lens of 2 or 3 ft.

  • The operator, whose attention is thus attracted, inserts a peg in the jack, then throws over the speaking key of the cord circuit, and having ascertained particulars of the requirement places the other peg of the pair in the nearest multiple jack of the wanted subscriber, whom she proceeds to ring up. In the meantime the callinglamp has darkened; and each subscriber's line being equipped with a cut-off relay whose function it is to disconnect tl, e calling apparatus while the circuit is in use, the insertion o r a peg is immediately followed by the disappearance of the calling signal.

  • His visit to the Azores, which was constantly broken by confinement to a darkened room, is chiefly noteworthy from the fact that he there began the mental discipline which enabled him to compose and retain in memory long passages for subsequent dictation; and, apart from the gain in culture, his journey to England, France, and Italy (April 1816 to July 1817) was scarcely satisfactory.

  • Mr English, one of his secretaries, has furnished a picture of him at this period seated in a study lined on two sides with books and darkened by green screens and curtains of blue muslin, which required readjustment with almost every cloud that passed across the sky.

  • But another side of the picture shows the domestic intrigues which darkened the last days of David.

  • 3, 4a): the keepers of the house (the arms and hands) tremble, the strong men (the legs and perhaps the backbone) are bent, the grinding women (the teeth) cease to work, those that look out of the windows (the eyes) are darkened, the street-doors are shut, the sound of the mill being low (apparently a summary statement of the preceding details: communication with the outer world through the senses is cut off, the performance of bodily functions being feeble); the rest of v.

  • The shadow of venerable institutions, past or passing, still darkened his counsels.

  • CAMERA OBSCURA, an optical apparatus consisting of a darkened chamber (for which its name is the Latin rendering) at the top of which is placed a box or lantern containing a convex lens and sloping mirror, or a prism combining the lens and mirror.

  • a b c is fixed at the top of a small tent furnished with opaque curtains so as to prevent the diffused daylight from overpowering the image on the paper, and in the darkened tent the images of external objects are seen very distinctly.

  • - The invention of this instrument has generally been ascribed, as in the ninth edition of this work, to the famous Neapolitan savant of the 16th century, Giovanni Battista della Porta, but as a matter of fact the principle of the simple camera obscura, or darkened chamber with a small aperture in a window or shutter, was well known and in practical use for observing eclipses long before his time.

  • From the opening passage of Euclid's Optics (c. 300 B.C.), which formed the foundation for some of the earlier middle age treatises on geometrical perspective, it would appear that the above phenomena of the simple darkened room were used by him to demonstrate the rectilinear propagation of light by the passage of sunbeams or the projection of the images of objects through small openings in windows, &c. In the book known as Aristotle's Problems (sect.

  • He seems to have been well acquainted with the projection of images of objects through small apertures, and to have been the first to show that the arrival of the image of an object at the concave surface of the common nerve - or the retina - corresponds with the passage of light from an object through an aperture in a darkened place, from which it falls upon a surface facing the aperture.

  • This description seems to refer to an arrangement of a transparent painting illuminated either from the back or the front and the image projected through a hole on to a white screen in a darkened room, as described by Porta (Mag.

  • After discussing the structure of the eye he gives an experiment in which the appearance of the reversed images of outside objects on a piece of paper held in front of a small hole in a darkened room, with their forms and colours, is quite clearly described and explained with a diagram, as an illustration of the phenomena of vision.

  • He was the first correctly to solve Aristotle's problem, stated above, and to apply it practically to solar observations in a darkened room (Cosmographia, 1 535).

  • cap. 2), is very similar to Caesariano's - a darkened room, a pyramidal aperture towards the sun, and a whitened wall or white paper screens, but no lens.

  • In an Italian translation of Euclid's Optica, with commentary, Egnacio Danti (1573), after discussing the effects of plane, convex and concave reflectors, fully describes the method of showing reversed images passing through an aperture in a darkened room, and shows how, by placing a mirror behind the aperture, unreversed images might be obtained, both effects being illustrated by diagrams. F.

  • There is no mention whatever of a portable box or construction beyond the darkened room, nor is there in his later work, De Refractione Optices Parte (1593), in which he discusses the analogy between vision and the simple dark room with an aperture, but incorrectly.

  • In 1611 Johann Fabricius published his observations of sun-spots and describes how he and his father fell back upon the old method of projecting the sun's image in a darkened room, finding that they could observe the spots just as well as with the telescope.

  • Most of the earlier astronomical work was done in a darkened room, but here we first find the dark chamber constructed of wooden rods covered with cloth or paper, and used separately to screen the observing-tablet.

  • From Hooke's Posthumous Works (1705), p. 127, we find that in one of the Cutlerian lectures on Light delivered in 1680, he illustrated the phenomena of vision by a darkened room, or perspective box, of a peculiar pattern, the back part, with a concave white screen at the end of it, being cylindrical and capable of being moved in and out, while the fore part was conical, a double convex lens being fixed in a hole in front.

  • Then the sword bent towards the earth, the sky darkened, thunder pealed, lightning flashed, and the whole world was wasted by famine, bloodshed and pestilence.

  • The news of Byron's death (19th April 1824) made a deep impression on him: it was a day, he said, "when the whole world seemed to be darkened for me"; he went out into the woods and carved "Byron is dead" upon a rock.

  • William's unpopularity with his new people was, on the whole, unjustified, but his memory is rightly darkened by the stain of the "Massacre of Glencoe."

  • The acid used to etch the surface has darkened the parts richest in copper, while those richest in tin remained white.

  • This accident darkened his prospects; for though by the death of his elder brother he should have represented the family and entered the army, yet he forfeited the rights of primogeniture, and the profession of arms was thenceforth closed to him.

  • The collimateur which is used in many sights is a rectangular box closed at one end by a darkened glass with a i "?

  • The Norman walls are so darkened and weathered that, from a little distance, they seem a part of the rock itself.

  • Hence the light from the marginal and central portions of the disc is identical in quality, and the limb can be little, if at all, darkened by the" smoke-veil "absorption conspicuous in the sun.

  • Lang's character, as can be gathered especially from a consideration of his behaviour at Munich, is darkened by many shadows.

  • The old quarters which preserve in our time an aspect so singularly picturesque with their sloping and tortuous streets, the fine hotels of darkened stone sculptured in the Spanish fashion, and the magnificence of the Place of the hotel de ville were buried behind an enceinte of walls.

  • His declining years were darkened by ill-health and by the death, in 1876, of his wife (Christina Groh), an Englishwoman whom he had married in 1865.

  • The crumpled bands mark the bedding, and the fine perpendicular striae in front are the cleavage planes; the fine lines on the darkened side merely represent shadow, and must not be taken for planes of division in the rock.

  • The old schools and universities were being quietly interpenetrated by the new spirit of humanism, when the sky was suddenly darkened by the clouds of religious conflict.

  • 2) represent a :small hole in the shutter of a darkened room, and OS a narrow beam of sunlight which is allowed to fall on a white screen so as to form an image of the sun at S.

  • The coupling which immediately takes place demands careful attention; the males are afterwards thrown away, and the impregnated females placed in a darkened apartment till they deposit their eggs.

  • This darkened the evening of his life, and he died in the night of the 24-25th of March 1455.

  • Harassed by severe bodily ailments, encompassed by a raging tumult of religious conflict and persecution, and aware that the faint hopes of better times which seemed to gild the horizon of the future might be utterly darkened by a failure either in the constancy of his courage or in his discernment and discretion, he exerted his eloquence with unabating energy in the furtherance of the cause he had at heart.

  • Ilarran was one of the few places that remained on his side during the great insurrection that darkened his last days.

  • That inevitable event of which he never thought without horror was brought near to him; and his whole life was darkened by the shadow of death.

  • But the shadow of the Holy Empire, immemorially associated with the house of Habsburg, still darkened the counsels of German statesmen.

  • This revelation of disaffection, together with the fall of Constantinople, darkened the last years of Nicholas; "As Thomas of Sarzana," he said, "I had more happiness in a day than now in a whole year."

  • It is impossible here fully to unfold the tortuous intrigues which darkened the minority of James.

  • His last years were darkened by constant ill-health; and indeed it is marvellous that he was able to achieve so much.

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