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- adjective Not
lightened(made lighter in tone or colour).
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“Yes,” she said slowly; “and how foolish our human distinctions seem—now,” looking down to the great dead city stretched below, swimming in unlightened shadows.
DARKWATER W.E.B. DU BOIS 2004
It imposes an unlightened way of life on its own adherents and on others.
They actually picked the correct myth, for the wrong reasons, but the unlightened usually do.
You bring home the old adage that an unlightened man can only see himself …
Here are his cheap and unlightened views as reported in one paper this morning:
Archive 2005-08-01 Kerron Cross 2005
It was all sullen endurance, unlightened by either wit or good fellowship.
Sister Carrie 2004
The bells of day had scarcely rung out again, a mockery in the unlightened dark, when far away he saw fires spring up, across in the dim spaces where the walls of the Pelennor stood.
The Lord of the Rings Tolkien, J. R. R. 1954
Above, masses of ragged wrack scudded aimlessly across the sky, whose leaden hue was cheerless and grim, save where, in the west, the sun went down suddenly in a wrath of crimson majesty, the darkness of night descending on the scene as if a curtain of _crepe_, had been let down the moment after he vanished beneath the waste of angry waters, unlightened by a single ray of his customary after-glow.
Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy John B. [Illustrator] Greene
Here obviously is a human being in the midst of a noisy squalor, whose physical disease and torture is unlightened by one softening ray of hope; whose misery is too sullen and dull to rise even to the hope of putting an end to itself.
With eyes unlightened; and yet, if with steadfast mind,
A Nympholept 1917