How to use Darkness in a sentence
She stared into the early darkness of a thick cloud cover.
In the darkness, he was alone.
In the darkness, Alex found her and pulled her into his arms.
In darkness again, he dropped his hands.
Darkness engulfed me as I felt his foot kick my side repeatedly.Advertisement
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
So dazzling was the light, it penetrated even the darkness that veils my eyes.
She saw nothing but death and the darkness in every soul she ran across.
And they disappeared into the darkness with their load.
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At last he saw something in the darkness that looked like two balls of fire.
Moonlight and darkness alike bent and danced around him, surrounding him in a hazy metallic shimmer.
Now I understand that the darkness everywhere may hold possibilities better even than my hopes.
In the ensuing darkness, red and blue lights flashed his shadow on the wet grass.
The groom recognized Pierre in the darkness by his white hat.Advertisement
The woman in his arms ducked her head again and closed her eyes, missing the flash of darkness that crossed his mind and face.
Why she sits there in the near darkness of the kitchen, I'm not sure.
That same day, Rostov, profiting by the darkness to avoid being recognized in civilian dress, came to Tilsit and went to the lodging occupied by Boris and Zhilinski.
But the darkness was still there, like Talon put something evil in me.
Darkness lingered at the edges of her mind but refused to take her.Advertisement
In the darkness, he was comfortable.
Thanks for the fire--we'll return it with interest, said he, carrying away into the darkness a glowing stick.
His fine eyes lit up with a thoughtful, kindly, and unaccustomed brightness, but he was looking not at his sister but over her head toward the darkness of the open doorway.
The gloom that enveloped the army was filled with their groans, which seemed to melt into one with the darkness of the night.
Sofi's cool power whipped through her thoughts, but it was the darkness within the small woman that drew her attention.Advertisement
The darkness immediately engulfed them and they paused a dozen baby steps into the tunnel to allow their eyes to become accustomed to the blackness.
Kind people will not disappoint me, when they know that I plead for helpless little children who live in darkness and ignorance.
The scent of sea was in the air, a rough circle of lighter darkness before her.
And as he spoke, the other lawmakers listened in silence till the darkness began to fade and the sky grew bright again.
In the darkness, it seemed as though a gloomy unseen river was flowing always in one direction, humming with whispers and talk and the sound of hoofs and wheels.
It is a ray of light in the darkness, a shade between sadness and despair, showing the possibility of consolation.
In the total darkness the soldiers walked with Pierre to Mozhaysk.
Rhyn snatched her into the darkness, and a familiar fog appeared around her.
The sun turned the dunes orange red and then quickly sank, leaving them in pre-moon darkness.
She lifted her head, peering into the darkness.
I trust that the effort of The Great Round World to bring light to those who sit in darkness will receive the encouragement and support it so richly deserves.
I have heard of many going astray even in the village streets, when the darkness was so thick that you could cut it with a knife, as the saying is.
The sun set too early on the autumn day, and she finished the trip to Doolin in darkness.
The room was in black darkness, only a small lamp was burning inside something white.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
The door closed behind her, leaving her in near-complete darkness.
Ahead of her was the darkness of a thinning forest.
Toby took the lead, and the demons, Death and Gabe disappeared as Katie rounded the corner of the palace. The angel released her and raced into the palace and up a set of stairs. They ascended several floors, until Katie was sucking wind bad enough to stop. Toby didn't wait for her, and she stumbled forward. The interior of the palace was unlit, and the darkness of evening crept into the hallways.
The prospect was so splendid that she hardly believed it would come true, so out of keeping was it with the chill darkness and closeness of the carriage.
Fritz snatched the cigarette from his mouth and stepped away from the fire, glancing around nervously into the darkness.
Pete turned away and his soft footsteps faded into the darkness.
Even the animals were quiet, as if they knew danger lurked in the darkness.
A whisper soft movement in the night alerted her, and she held her breath, straining her eyes into the darkness.
It was a moonless night and the perpetrator cut the power, pitching the farm house into total darkness.
We knew we had but hours before we'd be permanently thrown into darkness.
The boy was meant for greatness-- and darkness.
The dream faded, and Jule slumped to the ground again, unable to fight the darkness.
The monster in the corner of her mind was a man, shrouded in darkness.
The rest was shrouded in darkness.
Insomnia was a blessing from such darkness.
She cried out as he turned yet another corner and his fading yellow light receded into darkness.
The skull looked up through hollow eyes, just as the flashlight died, plunging the pair into a blackened void of darkness.
The house is empty except for old Mrs. Cummings, who snores away her darkness.
He could feel her smile in the darkness.
Darkness settled into corners and crevices beyond the moon's touch.
She couldn't tell how many there were, not with the smoke and darkness.
Another shot pierced the tense darkness, then there was a flurry of movement.
Brady started down the trail towards the darkness of the forest.
Floating in the shocking cold, she oriented herself in the darkness.
Brady's world was one of cold and darkness.
He knelt on the ground and closed his eyes, seeking out the writhing darkness of his demon side. If the demons had the power to transform and fly, he could access his demon powers, too, even if the Immortal side of him was bound by Death's underworld. "Berries," Toby commanded the tree before him.
A blur of wings and darkness caught his attention.
Death didn't come. Darkness fell, and Rhyn waited. He paced and stretched, imagining there would be some kind of a struggle. At long last, he forced himself to admit she wasn't coming. No one could've overlooked the blow he dealt her underworld. The trees all around them had died off with a tear forming in the earth that led in the direction of the palace.
He took off running toward the palace, his demon vision guiding him in the darkness. Kris followed closely, and they burst onto the yards surrounding the palace.
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.
Fourth and Oak were just as desolate as Ninth and Locust, but as soon as Dean stopped the car, a disheveled figure jumped from the darkness and clawed at the passenger door until Dean reached over and opened it.
Dean half-felt his way across the parking lot in his bare feet, cursing the pebbles and splashing through ankle-deep puddles at curbside before stumbling into the absolute darkness of the beach-side path.
With the power out, the darkness was absolute.
A feeling of helplessness and panic welled up in him as he strained his eyes against the darkness.
Once again in darkness, Dean made his way toward the form, his arms outstretched before him.
While darkness had descended the town was now a hubbub of activity.
Burgess flipped off the light switch, returning the room to darkness, and sat on the edge of the bed.
She stood in the darkness for a long time, and then finally went to bed.
Again she watched his truck fade away into the darkness.
He turned around and looked back at her, the explorer expression intensifying the darkness of his eyes.
Later when she woke to darkness, his arm was draped across her protectively.
Bedtime began with their ritual of sitting on the window seat in each other's arms, watching their farm in the growing darkness.
He shifted his attention to the darkness outside the window.
Alex was unusually quiet through breakfast and she assumed he was thinking about that darkness thing.
Darkness fell over him.
Darkness crossed Damian's features, the same darkness Darian felt go through him as he alluded to the fact he was broken beyond repair.
He lacks my … darkness.
His eyes adjusted to the darkness.
Darkness swallowed him before he could figure it out.
Little of the darkness that plagued him was visible in his handsome features and gaze.
His voice was soft, and he shook off the darkness before dropping to the ground beside her.
Xander shifted from across the room, his red eyes punctuating the darkness.
He lowered the curtain, dropping the room into darkness.
Sofi asked, her blue-silver eyes glowing in the darkness of predawn.
The flash of darkness crossed Jonny's face again.
Sand was rough against her cheek, and she blinked back tears and darkness.
She could see nothing amid snow and darkness.
The words should've scared her, but the world was growing hazy, the pain fading as darkness crept into her vision.
The darkness peering out of her eyes was ancient and evil.
Light exploded into her mind as she hit the bottom, followed by darkness.
He has, indeed, described in graphic terms the greatest of the more superficial changes he underwent; how he had " carried into logical and ethical problems the maxims and postulates of physical knowledge," and had moved within the narrow lines drawn by the philosophical instructions of the class-room " interpreting human phenomena by the analogy of external nature "; how he served in willing captivity " the ` empirical ' and ` necessarian ' mode of thought," even though " shocked " by the dogmatism and acrid humours " of certain distinguished representatives "; 1 and how in a period of " second education " at Berlin, " mainly under the admirable guidance of Professor Trendelenburg," he experienced " a new intellectual birth" which " was essentially the gift of fresh conceptions, the unsealing of hidden openings of self-consciousness, with unmeasured corridors and sacred halls behind; and, once gained, was more or less available throughout the history of philosophy, and lifted the darkness from the pages of Kant and even Hegel."
Firing only ceased as darkness fell, and next morning the fighting was again renewed.
Soon the darkness grew thicker.
This is not a uniform shade over the whole length of the spectrum, but shows in bands or flutings of greater or less darkness, which in places and at intervals have been resolved by Young, Duner and other unquestionable observers into hosts of dark lines.
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We have the earth engulfed in darkness which in touching the surface of the earth touches the surface of water.
The route to the cave entrance should be clearly marked by cairns, lights etc. in case of fog or darkness.
In fact, on the days of the spring and fall equinox the length of daylight is actually longer than darkness by several minutes.
The ship made a daring escape under cover of darkness, some 100 days later.
If God has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the Kingdom of his Son then eternal life begins now.
Abide With Me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
A shadowy, seemingly faceless monk who appears in the darkness without warning is just one of the delights that awaits unsuspecting visitors.
We have streetlights to keep the darkness at bay.
But during the first nineteen months of my life I had caught glimpses of broad, green fields, a luminous sky, trees and flowers which the darkness that followed could not wholly blot out.
I dreaded the darkness and loved the woodfire.
And so I went home to my bed, and left him to pick his way through the darkness and the mud to Brighton--or Bright-town--which place he would reach some time in the morning.
And again and again in the complete darkness Tushin's guns moved forward, surrounded by the humming infantry as by a frame.
Toward morning all these dreams melted and merged into the chaos and darkness of unconciousness and oblivion which in the opinion of Napoleon's doctor, Larrey, was much more likely to end in death than in convalescence.
At that time, when everything was plunged in darkness, preaching alone was of course sufficient.
Yes, first I thought that we are driving along and imagining that we are going home, but that heaven knows where we are really going in the darkness, and that we shall arrive and suddenly find that we are not in Otradnoe, but in Fairyland.
Rostov threw his cloak over his shoulders, shouted to Lavrushka to follow with the things, and--now slipping in the mud, now splashing right through it--set off with Ilyin in the lessening rain and the darkness that was occasionally rent by distant lightning.
Around him in the darkness men were standing and evidently something about him interested them greatly.
This man was doing something to his legs in the darkness, and though Pierre could not see his face he felt that the man continually glanced at him.
The sound of bare feet splashing through the mud was heard in the darkness, and the drummer boy came to the door.
Then in the darkness he took the boy's hand and pressed it.
Both fell silent, peering out through the darkness at the sound of Dolokhov's and Petya's steps as they advanced to the fire leading their horses.
Because light is accompanied by heat, he was the god of vegetation and increase; he sent prosperity to the good, and annihilated the bad; he was the god of armies and the champion of heroes; as the enemy of darkness and of all evil spirits, he protected souls, accompanying them on the way to paradise, and was thus a redeemer.
When light proceeding from a small source falls upon an opaque object, a shadow is cast upon a screen situated behind the obstacle, and this shadow is found to be bordered by alternations of brightness and darkness, known as " diffraction bands."
The question of light or darkness then depends upon whether the series begins or ends abruptly.
If the number of zones be even, the action of the first and last zones are antagonistic, and there is complete darkness at the point.
If BQ be the direction for the first minimum (the darkness between the central and first lateral band), the relative retardation of the extreme rays is (mn+1)X.
Following, unknown to himself, in the footsteps of Young, he deduced the principle of interference from the circumstance that the darkness of the interior bands requires the co-operation of light from both sides of the obstacle.
This was first suggested by Thomas Young, who showed that the rays producing the bows consisted of two systems, which, although emerging in parallel directions, traversed different paths in the drop. Destructive interference between these superposed rays will therefore occur, and, instead of a continuous maximum illumination in the direction of minimum deviation, we should expect to find alternations of brightness and darkness.
In his cosmogonic treatise on nature and the gods, called Hevr4tvxo (Preller's correction of Suidas, who has E7rTaµuXos) from the five elementary or original principles (aether, fire, air, water, earth; Gomperz substitutes smoke and darkness for aether and earth), he enunciated a system in which science, allegory and mythology were blended.
Chronos begat fire, air and water, and from these three sprang numerous other gods; Smoke and darkness appear in a later tradition.
He is represented as the god and creator of good, light, intelligence, in perpetual opposition to Ahriman the lord of evil, darkness and ignorance.
Then comes the story of the struggle between the gods of light and the powers of darkness, and the final victory of Merodach, who clove Tiamat asunder, forming the heaven out of one half of her body and the earth out of the other.
The water-demon Grendel and the dragon (probably), by whom Beowulf is mortally wounded, have been supposed to represent the powers of autumn and darkness, the floods which at certain seasons overflow the low-lying countries on the coast of the North Sea and sweep away all human habitations; Beowulf is the hero of spring and light who, after overcoming the spirit of the raging waters, finally succumbs to the dragon of approaching winter.
The battle represents the eternal conflict between light and darkness, the alternation of day and night.
It was in 1857 that Bayard Taylor saw him, and carried away the impression of a man "tall and broad-shouldered as a son of Anak, with hair, beard and eyes of southern darkness."
Ill-nourished, over-worked and, it may be, disappointed, he finds the struggle intolerable and so passes out into the darkness.
At last the power and influence of the spirits of darkness, with whom man associates himself by his sin, became so great that the existence of the human race was threatened, and Jehovah was necessitated to descend into nature to restore the connexion between Himself and man.
It is believed that after death the soul remains in a place of darkness till the third day, when the first sacrifice for the dead is offered; prayers are read in the synagogue for the repose of the departed, and for seven days a formal lament takes place every morning in his house.
In this action the Germans brought 30,500 rifles and 150 guns on to the battlefield only out of more than 10o,000 with 300 guns which could have been engaged before darkness.
If this be so, we are still in complete darkness as to the stock from which the South American edentates are derived.
Between F and A A Virtual Virtual, erect, diminished Erect, same size CO Between oc and A A a superficial account of the traffic in indulgences, and a rough and ready assumption, which even Kostlin makes, that the darkness was greatest just before the dawn.
In 795 (February 1-August 1) Irish hermits had visited Iceland; on their return they reported the marvel of the perpetual day at midsummer in "Thule," where there was then "no darkness to hinder one from doing what one would."
The duke then attacked strenuously all along the line, and before darkness stopped the fight he drove back the French to their morning position at Frasnes.
On its southern banks, from east to west, dwell the "blameless Aethiopians" in, perfect happiness, and beyond it on the west, in the realms of eternal night, the "Cimmerians," wrapped in fogs and darkness.
For in this Logos is Life, and this Life is a Light which, though shining in darkness, cannot be suppressed by it.
Gilgamesh's conquest of the divine bull was placed under Taurus; his slaying of the tyrant Khumbaba (the prototype of Geryon) in the fifth month typified the victory of light over darkness, represented in plastic art by the group of a lion killing a bull, which is the form ordinarily given to the sign Leo on Ninevite cylinders.
In the ancient Mesopotamian religion the Intelligence of Jupiter was Marduk, "the lord of light," whose antithesis was accordingly conceived as the lord of darkness.
Little, however, was done in the science of botany, properly so called, until the 16th century of the Christian era, when the revival of learning dispelled the darkness which had long hung over Europe.
Judged from the standpoint of empirical science, philosophy passed its meridian in Plato and Aristotle, declined in the post-Aristotelian systems, and set in the darkness of Neoplatonism.
In sharp contrast are opposed the two worlds of the good and of the evil, the divine world and the material world (an), the worlds of light and of darkness.
Gnosticism has combined the two, the Greek opposition between spirit and matter, and the sharp Zoroastrian dualism, which, where the Greek mind conceived of a higher and a lower world, saw instead two hostile worlds, standing in contrast to each other like light and darkness.
On the other hand, among the speculations of the Mandaeans, we find a different and perhaps more primitive conception of the Seven, according to which they, together with their mother Namrus (Ruha) and their father (Ur), belong entirely to the world of darkness.
And here the question arises, how it came about that in the Gnostic systems the Seven appear as subordinate, half-daemonic powers, or even completely as powers of darkness.
A combination of the Babylonian with the Persian religion could only be effected by the degradation of the Babylonian deities into half-divine, half-daemonic beings, infinitely remote from the supreme God of light and of heaven, or even into powers of darkness.
Wherever this figure has not become quite obscure, it represents that divine power which, whether simply owing to a fall, or as the hero who makes war on, and is partly vanquished by darkness, descends into the darkness of the material world, and with whose descent begins the great drama of the world's development.
It is certainly true that in some way an essential part in the formation of the myth has been played by the sun-god, who daily descends into darkness, to rise from it again victoriously.
Compline, technically 9 P.M., but usually combined with vespers, is a prayer for protection during the darkness.
The physical and the ethical are not distinguished, and in this respect the character of the system is thoroughly materialistic; for when Mani co-ordinates good with light, and evil with darkness, this is no mere figure of speech, but light is actually good and darkness evil.
From this it follows that religious knowledge involves the knowledge of nature and her elements, and that redemption consists in a physical process of freeing the element of light from the darkness.
Under such circumstances ethics becomes a doctrine of abstinence in regard to all elements which have their source within the sphere of darkness.
From the contradictory character of the world he concludes the existence of two beings, originally quite separate from each other - light and darkness.
It embraces an "earth of darkness."
As the earth of light has five tokens (the mild zephyr, cooling wind, bright light, quickening fire, and clear water), so has the earth of darkness also five (mist, heat, the sirocco, darkness and vapour).
Satan with his demons was born from the kingdom of darkness.
It only remained now for the primal man to descend into the abyss and prevent the further increase of the generations of darkness by cutting off their roots; but he could not immediately separate again the elements that had once mingled.
It is significant of the materialistic and pessimistic character of the system that, while the formation of the world is considered as a work of the good spirits, the creation of man is referred to the princes of darkness.
But the spirit of darkness drove into him all the portions of light he had stolen, in order to be able to dominate them the more securely.
But these good spirits can only save men by imparting to them the true gnosis concerning nature and her forces, and by calling them away from the service of darkness and sensuality.
It is only through his agency and that of his imitators, "the elect," that the separation of the light from the darkness can be completed.
Of course men's bodies as well as the souls of the unsaved, who according to the oldest conception have in them no light whatever, fall under the sway of the powers of darkness.
Manichaean ethics is not merely negative, however, since it is necessary to cherish, strengthen and purify the elements of light, as well as free oneself from the elements of darkness.
The signaculum manus prohibits all traffic with things generally, in so far as they carry in them elements of darkness.
But he distinguished between the Jesus of darkness and the Jesus of light who had lived and acted contemporaneously with the former.
Of all the periods marked out by the motions of the celestial bodies, the most conspicuous, and the most intimately connected with the affairs of mankind, are the solar day, which is distinguished by the diurnal revolution of the earth and the alternation of light and darkness, and the solar year, which completes the circle of the seasons.
Now Ithaca lies low, farthest up the sea line towards the darkness.
The results of these observations are entered in a compass journal for future reference when fog or darkness prevails.
Darkness at last separated the contending fleets; and though the battle was a drawn one, the Danish fleet showed its superiority by blockading the Swedish ships in Kiel Bay.
Thus amongst flowers the white blossoms of the lilac, so much prized during winter, are produced by forcing purple-flowered plants in darkness.
Rhubarb and sea-kale among esculents both need to be forced in darkness to keep them crisp and tender, and mushrooms also are always grown in dark structures.
C., after its central years of freedom and p rosperity, ended in far deeper darkness than it had begun.
By a fortunate accident the isolated outwork was just missed in the darkness by the left flank of the 2nd Division; otherwise a premature alarm would have been given, which must have changed all the conditions of the operation.
The Israelites are represented as living among the Egyptians, and enjoy no immunity from the plagues, except that of darkness.
There are frequent Stifle allegories, just as in the Makhzan; and quite imbued with pantheistic ideas is, for instance, the final episode of the first part, the mysterious expedition of Alexander to the fountain of life in the land of darkness.
But we are guides on the path of righteousness, lights in the darkness, and bulwarks of Islam; we decide what is just or unjust and declare the right; through us the precepts of religion are maintained.
They were checked by two steady regiments; many fled, all was darkness and confusion, but, on returning into Falkirk, Charles found that Hawley had 'decamped in a disgraceful rout.
Among the Tahitians he was regarded as " the first and principal god, uncreated and existing from the beginning, or from the time he emerged from po, or the world of darkness.
Some speak of the abode of spirits as being in darkness; but usually the condition of things is similar to that which exists upon earth.
The exploit thus attaches itself to the very common Aryan myth of the sun-god as the conqueror of the powers of darkness.
The dark shadows of this picture of the future alone could impress their minds, but a week later three of them were allowed a momentary vision of the light which shoula overcome the darkness.
A great darkness shrouded the scene for three hours, and then, in His native Aramaic, Jesus cried in the words of the Psalm, " My God, My God, why has Thou forsaken Me?"
He desires to interpret the coming of Jesus Christ into the world, to declare whence and why He came, and to explain how His coming, as light in the midst of darkness, brought a crisis into the lives of all with whom He came in contact.
After this the aria "Et in spiritum sanctum," in which the next dogmatic clauses are enshrined like relics in a casket, furnishes a beautiful decorative design on which the listener can repose his mind; and then comes the voluminous ecclesiastical fugue, Confiteor unum baptisma, leading, as through the door and world-wide spaces of the Catholic Church, to that veil which is not all darkness to the eye of faith.
Each man has within him a guardian spirit, a god within him, who never sleeps; so that even in darkness and solitude we are never alone, because God is within, our guardian spirit.
In God, however, as the condition of His manifestation, lies, according to Boehme, the "eternal nature" or the mysterium magnum, which is as anger to love, as darkness to light, and, in general, as the negative to the positive.
Fresh knowledge, new forces and faculties, have to be acquired by positive and strenuous efforts, while, on the other hand, delusions and superstitions are to be abandoned by an attitude of conscious neglect; or to use the phraseology of the Hindus, Avidyd, nescience - the mental state of the unenlightened - through which the individual energies are scattered and dissipated in futile effort, is gradually replaced by Vidyd, the higher wisdom which dispels the darkness of the mind, awakens our latent faculties and concentrates our efforts in the direction of that harmonious union, which ultimately results in Nirvana.
If we suppose the number of sources to increase indefinitely, so as finally to give the appearance of a luminous surface as the source of light, it is obvious that the degrees of darkness at different portions of the penumbra will also increase indefinitely; i.e.
Where he is there it is, and hence those who follow him are God's children, and those who refuse his message are left outside in darkness.
But in every one of the fourteen places it is used of " darkness " coming over the sight of a fallen warrior.
We must not suffer it to lead us into rhetoric about the deadness and the darkness of the middle ages, or hamper our inquiry with preconceived assumptions that the re-birth in question was in any true sense a return to the irrecoverable pagan past.
The Renaissance, far from being the re-birth of antiquity with its civilization confined to the Mediterranean, with its Hercules' Pillars beyond which lay Cimmerian darkness, was thus effectively the entrance upon a quite incalculably wider stage of life, on which mankind at large has since enacted one great drama.
This process was chiefly used for silver work, on account of the vivid contrast between the whiteness of the silver and the darkness of the niello.
So in the New Zealand myth, Rangi and Papa, Sky and Earth, who once clave together in the darkness, were rent asunder by the forest-god Tane-mahuta, who forced up the sky far above him.
The seers of Israel were content to dismiss their dead to a land of silence and darkness, the vast hollow gloom of the subterranean Sheol.'
In this world, two groups of powers confront each other in a truceless war, the powers of Good, of Light, of creative Strength, of Life and of Truth, and the powers of Evil, of Darkness, Destruction, Death and Deceit.
Light is everywhere the symbol of joy and of life-giving power, as darkness is of death and destruction.
Christians are " children of Light " at perpetual war with " the powers of darkness."
As for lights in the churches, he adds that " in all the churches of the East, whenever the gospel is to be read, lights are lit, though the sun be rising (jam sole rutilante), not in order to disperse the darkness, but as a visible sign of gladness (ad signum laetitiae demonstrandum)."
On Easter Eve the new fire, symbol of the light of the newly risen Christ, is produced, and from this are kindled all the lights used throughout the Christian year until, in the gathering darkness (tenebrae) of the Passion, they are gradually extinguished.
This quenching of the light of the world is symbolized at the service of Tenebrae in Holy Week by the placing on a stand before the altar of thirteen lighted tapers arranged pyramidally, the rest of the church being in darkness.
It is not, however, a mere abstraction, being filled with clouds and darkness; from it proceed Erebus and Nyx (Night), whose children are Aether (upper air) and Hemera (Day).
Metaphorically it is used for the immeasurable darkness, eternity, and the infinite generally.
It is not only the loftiest part of the sierra, but also the highest land in the whole Ionian group. The name "Black" was given from the darkness of the pine woods which still constitute the most striking feature in Cephalonian scenery, although their extent has been greatly curtailed by fire.
Mention should also be made of the partial or complete atrophy of the eyes in many Crustacea which live in darkness, either in the deep sea or in subterranean habitats.
Darkness had come before the engineer, who had been in extreme danger, could aid in the recovery of the aerodrome.
Dr George Salmon brought light into darkness by distinguishing between Simon of Gitta and the original Simon Magus.
The crowd of combatants, the gathering darkness, and the dust, prevented any general direction being given to the battle by the leaders of either side.
Some lines of certain elements are always seen fainter or thinner than on the photosphere, or even wholly obliterated; others sometimes show the same features, but not always; other lines of the same elements, perhaps originating at a level above the spot, are not affected; there are also bright streaks where even the general absorption of the spot is absent, and sometimes such a bright line will correspond to a dark line on the photosphere; most generally the lines are intensified, generally in breadth, sometimes in darkness, sometimes in both together, sometimes in one at the expense of the other; certain lines not seen in the photosphere show only across the umbra, others cross umbra and penumbra, others reach a short distance over the photosphere.
That Python was no fearful monster, symbolizing the darkness of winter which is scattered by the advent of spring, is shown by the fact that Apollo was considered to have been guilty of murder in slaying it, and compelled to wander for a term of years and expiate his crime by servitude and purification.
In the solar explanation, the serpent is the darkness driven away by the rays of the sun.
In the " Proem " the poet describes his journey from darkness to light.
But it is more probably related to furvus, fuscus, and signifies one of the spirits of darkness, who watched over men's lives and haunted their abodes.
With the coming of Augustine to Kent the darkness which for nearly two centuries had enwrapped the history of Britain begins to clear away.
As to what was going on beyond it, we have but a few casual gleams of light, just enough to make the darkness visible, from writers such as the author of the life of St Germanus, Prosper Tiro, Procopius, and Gregory of Tours.
Between this opening and this close the pageant of history and of legend, marshalled and vivified by the will and the hand of the poet, ranges through an infinite variety of action and passion, of light and darkness, of terror and pity, of lyric rapture and of tragic triumph.
With the instinctive feeling that darkness adds a horror to death, they preferred to use them for light.
The uneducated mass of mankind, he complains, either " seldom reason at all," or " put passion in the place of reason," or " for want of large, sound, round-about sense " they direct their minds only to one part of the evidence, "converse with one sort of men, read but one sort of books, and will not come in the hearing of but one sort of notions, and so carve out to themselves a little Goshen in the intellectual world, where light shines, and, as they conclude, day blesses them; but the rest of the vast expansion they give up to night and darkness, and avoid coming near it."
The climate is thoroughly Arctic. In the northern parts unbroken daylight in summer and darkness in winter last from two to three months each; and through the greater part of the country the sun does not rise at mid-winter or set at midsummer.
Modern authorities have explained them as the personification of the waves of the sea or of the barren, unproductive coast of Libya; or as the awful darkness of the storm-cloud, which comes from the west and is scattered by the sun-god Perseus.
Just as the sun disperses darkness, so Shamash brings wrong and injustice to light.
He is the son of Night and the twin brother of Death, with whom he dwells in the darkness of the underworld.
Before Qat's time there had been no night, but he purchased a sufficient allowance of darkness from I Qong, that is, night considered as a person in accordance with the law of savage thought already explained.
Qat produced dawn, for the first time, by cutting the darkness with a knife of red obsidian.
In the beginning (as in the Greek myths of Uranus and Gaea), Heaven (Rangi, conceived of as a person) was indissolubly united to his wife Earth (Papa), and between them they begat gods which necessarily dwelt in darkness.
And in three lots were all things divided, and each drew a lot of his own," and to me fell the hoary sea, and Hades drew the mirky darkness, and Zeus the wide heaven in clear air and clouds, but the earth and high Olympus are yet common to all."
Coming to races more advanced in civilization, we find the New Zealanders in possession of ancient hymns in which the origin of things is traced back to nothing, to darkness, and to a metaphysical process from nothing to something, from being to becoming.
In the quarrels of the priesthood under the Empire it was St Bernard, the great abbot of Clairvaux, who tried to arrest the papacy on the slippery downward path of theocracy; finally, it was in Sugers church of St Denis that French art began that struggle between light against darkness which, culminating in Notre-Dame and the SainteChapelle, was to teach the architects of the world the delight of building with airiness of effect.
In the German mythology the army of darkness is led by Hel, the personification of twilight, sunk to the goddess who enchains the dead and terrifies the living, and Loki, originally the god of fire, but afterwards "looked upon as the father of the evil powers, who strips the goddess of earth of her adornments, who robs Thor of his fertilizing hammer, and causes the death of Balder the beneficent sun."
Alexander in his book on demonic possession maintains that "the confession of Jesus as the Messiah or Son of God is the classical criterion of genuine demonic possession" (p. 150), and argues that as "the Incarnation indicated the establishment of the kingdom of heaven upon earth," there took place "a counter movement among the powers of darkness," of which "genuine demonic possession was one of the manifestations" (p. 249).
It must, therefore, be supposed that abyssal forms have gradually acquired such tolerance of darkness as makes their health independent of the sun.
This, he exclaims, can be no other than the hero who slew the two kings of the Nibelungs, Schilbunc and Nibelunc, and seized their treasure, together with the sword Balmunc and the tarnkappe, or cape of darkness, which has the virtue of making him who wears it invisible.
It was in the midst of that awful obscurity that Gustavus met his death - how or where is not absolutely certain; but it would seem that he lost his way in the darkness while leading the Smaland horse to the assistance of his infantry, and was despatched as he lay severely wounded on the ground by a hostile horseman.
Lisa gazed up at him in the darkness; acutely aware of the way the moonlight softened the rugged angles of his face.
I'd either return later or assault the door at my leisure or perhaps, better yet, let the bitch and child starve to death in lonely darkness.
Betsy and Molly shared and suffered nearly five incredibly stressful days, most in total darkness.
He didn't know if a two-bit thug like Talon rated the attention of the King of Darkness or if Talon was stupid enough to challenge an immortal so much more powerful.
She was condemning a good person to a fate of darkness and despair, and yet, if he didn't understand the importance of his role, humanity would be annihilated.
The two continued, but the Black God snatched her by the neck and moved out of the candlelight, into the darkness.
The Black God absorbed the darkness around him, glowing eerily.
She showed him Czerno - his master - and the darkness in Czerno's mind.
He hit her one more time, and she careened against Two, caught between consciousness and darkness.
He cursed his inability to communicate with the rest of humanity and considered driving directly to town to seek help, but thoughts of a person trapped in the twisted wreckage, prompted him to strain his eyes in the gathering darkness and search the abyss below.
He felt the magic penetrate him to the core, and the ancient tattoos marking him as both an immortal and an Ancient blazed red in the darkness before subsiding.
His silver eyes flashed from the darkness at the back of the cave, alarming her.
The alley light shone through the partially open door, interrupting the darkness just enough to illuminate the frightened look on her face.
Fatigue kept most of the thoughts from gaining traction, and they melted away like much of her dreams did. Gabe stopped at sunset, as darkness settled into the jungle. Katie watched him set up a small fire.
The moons appeared through the branches in the jungle, almost alone in the dark sky except for a wisp of clouds floating beneath them. She watched the clouds pass. More came, quickly blocking the moons and stealing most of the light from the jungle. Katie sat up and blinked until her eyes adjusted to the new level of darkness. The sky took on an eerie silver glow, like it did in Maryland the night before a hard snow.
Anger filled her, and she began to saw in earnest, unwilling to let another innocent person die in the darkness of the underworld.
He lacks my â€¦ darkness.
No darkness lasts the ages, Taranâ€¦I do not care to remember the sound of a bird's cry, but I wish I remembered the taste of spiced ale.
Darkness clung to the brittle pages, resisting even direct firelight.
Taran cleared his throat before saying through gritted teeth, "There are animals and plants that dwell only in darkness, and an underwater river that almost drowned me when I found it."
Darkness is conducive to sleep.
Of nesting bald also made their where darkness covers.
This near darkness, these utterly barren, sterile conditions is their home for over a month - about one-fifth of their lives.
From here a tiny slot through a calcite blockage looked down into darkness.
Sir Julian Huxley, perhaps goaded by his repeated bouts of clinical depression, wrestled with humanism in increasing darkness of thought.
The Darkness star Dan Hawkins has confessed he suffers from the eating disorder bulimia.
He appears from the darkness with a bullock in tow, a large black bullock.
With darkness less than an hour away my main concern was in finding the campground.
Dante ' s own anger at the darkness of his times here achieves catharsis through Mark's condemnation.
It is best to visit the cavern during the summer at noon, when the light penetrates the darkness producing stunning effects inside.
The sinner senses darkness in his soul similar to that of a dark and dank cellar.
There is also an underlying darkness and even more ironic counterpoint buried in the music and lyrics.
Antarctica is moving from 24-hour daylight to the 24-hour darkness of winter.
The ground was treacherous underfoot, and the darkness turned even the smallest obstacle into a potential deathtrap.
Travel Risks Long-distance travel is rarely assured to be safe for any supernatural denizen of the World of Darkness.
On the whole, however, bloodcurdling diatribes are better studied in the hours of darkness than in the morning.
It may be better undertaken during the cover of darkness as this hides many of the sheer drops!
However, in the earliest period of Anglo-Saxon history it is very much a case of history's gradual emergence from darkness.
She also discovers the enchantment holding the house in darkness is contained within a red book called Century, written by her father.
As darkness fell I was very feverish and drowsy so I must have fallen asleep.
Battle was broken off as darkness fell, and the next day the Spaniards were amazed to see the Revenge still floating.
Goth kids who like darkness will figure out some way to improve the storminess without raining on everyone else's parade.
They had left Sammy behind to collapse in the cool darkness of the tiled hallway.
Until his surrender, today, to the forces of Blairite darkness, I thought he was well-meaning - if somewhat hapless.
The off-side was lined with large trees, the purr of the engine was the only sound, the twin headlights piercing the darkness.
As darkness fell a few isolated lights dotted the opposite hillside but apart from that there was no evidence of other human activity.
Just two figures hunched over laptops in darkness, arms occasionally reaching through the field of light cast by a carefully positioned lamp.
Complete darkness will require the use of an IR illuminator which is ideal for close range work, effective up to approx 50 yards.
Also contains a powerful built-in infrared illuminator for viewing in complete darkness.
Much caution was displayed in guiding the dhow through these, for the channel was narrow, and darkness rendered its position almost indiscernible.
A darkness fell over the western isles with the church bearing the brunt of the violence.
We left the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God's dear Son.
The cave is entered by a narrow ledge of columns leading into the darkness.
Of course, events in Russia remain critical and the potential for a sudden lurch into darkness remains.
It's great, intoxicating darkness, going pell mell for the burn.
As the Swedish midsummer approaches there is no escaping from the darkness of society.
A cabal formed from whispers in the darkness and grew to include the minions and disciples of the Triad themselves.
Now the darkness seemed to completely surround us, not a glimmer, or even a building to break the sheer monotony.
He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts.
Golden plovers seem to get the night-time munchies - under the cover of darkness, they eat 70 per cent more worms per minute!
And, come nightfall under the cover of darkness, you run into the arms of your vices.
The great noir was about the darkness in your head.
Leach's Storm-petrel is a truly oceanic species, only returning to remote island colonies under hours of darkness.
She thought about unexpected power outages, about wandering the wrong way in pitch darkness.
From the darkness steps a tall hooded figure dressed in black robes, emblazoned with a red pentagram on the cuffs of each sleeve.
In addition, it uses an advanced photocell that cuts off the flow of CO 2 during darkness, while still allowing fan operation.
At one point, the white stone portico of a cemetery appeared out of the darkness, startling me.
In this manner, Lilith did turn her back on God, and as such, consecrated her future progeny to the darkness.
I fired this discovery out into the darkness with the greatest promptitude.
Next april's wpt has been the of cathode rays in darkness produced.
No wonder God says " have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
The framing tree branches outlined the deeply rutted track in even more darkness.
Alternatively, the darkness may have come from a severe sandstorm.
It is the thousands of fans in a market who are gnawing themselves to just savor seeing The Darkness live.
When a destroyer with a huge searchlight circled the ships for the full duration of darkness, making sure everyone stayed onboard.
The Tiber sends back a glassy stare in the darkness.
Journeys sitting in the back of the family station wagon, elbowing siblings and squabbling, looking out into the darkness watching for eyes.
Darkness coming on, Zeid retired to the great storehouse of the city, where with his little company he passed the night.
The deeds of darkness then perpetrated arose out of that doctrine of the royal supremacy.
The flood came in darkness, with a sudden surge of water.
Elektra broke free of their control and fled Japan, but she was forever tainted by the darkness of the Hand.
The seminal essence pervades the channels of the body, and so there comes mental torpor like thickening darkness.
You can see a triptych of these portraits on my website, entitled ' Dancing with Darkness ' .
However, the darkness trope is subsumed to characterisation of the film style within an informative toned narrativisation of the film production process.
Various consequences follow, leading to earth again becoming a formless void and darkness.
It was all I could do to take a photo before having a good hard wank in the African darkness.
The taint of Darkness spreading through their realm is guaranteed to arouse the wrath of these dragons.
That the East to-day has so much to tell about Alexander is only due to the fact that old mythical stories of gods or heroes who go travelling through lands of monsters and darkness, of magical fountains and unearthly oceans, became attached to his name in the popular literature of the Roman empire, and this mythical Alexander was reintroduced in the 7th century A.D.
Reinach sees in him the fox roaming " in the darkness," to the Thracians a personification of the wine-god, torn in pieces by the Bassarae (fox-maidens).
The present world was corrupt and subject to Satan and the powers of darkness.
Hibil allows himself to be half swallowed by the monster, but is unhurt, and compels his antagonist to recognize the superiority of Mana rabba, the God of light, and to divulge his profoundest secret, the hidden name of darkness.
He also published Hidden Works of Darkness brought to Light in order to prejudice the archbishop's case, and after his execution, Canterbury's Doom..
They not unnaturally showed a tolerant spirit on the whole toward existing institutions, including the ecclesiastical abuses, and, in general, cared little how long the vulgar herd was left in the superstitious darkness which befitted their estate, so long as the superior man was permitted to hold discreetly any views he pleased.