from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as tenebrous.

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  • adjective Tenebrous.

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  • adjective Alternative form of tenebrous.

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  • adjective dark and gloomy


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  • Ayla woke often during the night, and her eyes were open as the first morning glow crept in through the smoke hole and sent its faint illuminating fingers into the tenebrious crannies to disperse the dark and bring the hidden shapes out of the concealing shadows.

    The Plains of Passage Auel, Jean M. 1990

  • Creed, divided it into an upper and an under, or nether world, which they connected by a sinuous and tenebrious passage.

    Astral Worship J. H. Hill

  • No life-problem need remain unsolved with their bright spears to drive the tenebrious mists before them.

    Life: Its True Genesis R. W. Wright

  • Inside he gazed through a long vista under a roof lost in tenebrious shadow.

    The Three Black Pennys A Novel Joseph Hergesheimer 1917

  • The proof of this is found in the stone-floor, where his foot-marks are impressed, and still show the direction of his march: they also teach us the important fact, that the feet of his tenebrious majesty are very like those of a large dog, and do not, as is generally supposed, resemble those of a horse.

    Notes and Queries, Number 210, November 5, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc. Various 1852

  • All this therefore passes before him with a tenebrious glimmer; like lightning faintly penetrating to a man behind a thick black curtain.

    An Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance John Foster 1806

  • And this is, in truth, the consideration the most consolatory in looking back to that tenebrious period in which popery was slowly retiring, with a protracted exertion of all the craft and strength of an able and veteran tyrant contending to the last for prolonged dominion.

    An Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance John Foster 1806


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  • May also be spelled, "tenebrous".

    January 2, 2007