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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of bedarken.
- adj. Dim, dark, or obscure
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Figuratively, existing in mental or moral darkness; sunk in ignorance: as, “this bedarkened race,”
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Sure hope the GOP are proud of the dimest bulb in a scary, bedarkened world.
These appearances indeed melt together for my interest, I once more feel, as, during the interminable stretch of the prescribed and for the most part solitary airings and outings involved in my slow convalescence from the extremity of fever, I approached that straitened and somewhat bedarkened issue of the Rue de l'Écu (was it?) toward the bright-coloured, strongly-peopled Port just where Merridew's English
Idling there at noon in the twilight of the dust-bedarkened windows, we fill the tiers of those high galleries with ladies, the space below with grooms and pages; the stage is ablaze with torches, and an Italian Masque, such as our Marlowe dreamed of, fills the scene.
The author has amplified on the grounds of his faith, to a degree that might seem superfluous, if the question had not become so utterly bemazed and bedarkened of late.
Infallibly: for light spreads; all human souls, never so bedarkened, love light; light once kindled spreads, till all is luminous; -- till the cry,
Hope; with its horse-racings, balloon-flyings, and finer sensibilities of the heart: ah, gone is that; its golden effulgence paled, bedarkened in this singular manner, -- brewing towards preternatural weather!
Infallibly: for light spreads; all human souls, never so bedarkened, love light; light once kindled spreads, till all is luminous; -- till the cry, "_Arrest_ your knaves and dastards rises imperative from millions of hearts, and rings and reigns from sea to sea.