blacken

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  • It seemed as if his eyes would blacken the paper with their fire. Cited from Helmet of Navarre, by Bertha Runkle
  • Their final two albums saw a return to their original blackened death metal sound.
  • Whether this means the blackening dead-look appearance would spread throughout the entire body is unknown.
  • Within the blackened area of the great shop about two hundred men were at work. Cited from Robert Hardy's Seven Days, by Charles Monroe Sheldon
  • She must have done it on purpose -- but no, he need not blacken her! Cited from Jacqueline by Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc), v2
  • Of course, I understand now why it was so necessary to blacken his character. Cited from The Rose in the Ring, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • If you cannot defeat a man in fair fight, the next best thing is to blacken his character. Cited from The Case of Richard Meynell, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Modern writers tell us that we cannot make ourselves white even by blackening ourselves. Cited from The Pleasures of Ignorance, by Robert Lynd
  • I remember how you used to brown it without blackening it. Cited from The Place Beyond the Winds, by Harriet T. Comstock
  • On the east side there is a long building of smoke-blackened, old stone. Cited from Westminster, by Besant, Mitton and Smith
  • A few blackened walls alone showed where houses had stood. Cited from A Jacobite Exile, by G. A. Henty
  • Merely by blackening the rest of the world, we cannot hope to make ourselves white. Cited from The Pleasures of Ignorance, by Robert Lynd
  • He looked again but could make out only an army of blackened stumps. Cited from The Challenge of the North, by James Hendryx
  • I believed my plan was for the best, and instead I have simply blackened the case against us. Cited from Hearts and Masks, by Harold MacGrath
  • You have dared do things in this country which would blacken you were they known. Cited from A Daughter of the Snows, by Jack London
  • Who had lived in those blackened fire-swept houses, and walked in those grass-grown streets? Cited from The Jolliest School of All, by Angela Brazil
  • A disagreeable feeling spread over his body as though he was blackening as he sat. Cited from The History of Mr. Polly, by H. G. Wells
  • His hair is cut off and his whole skin blackened. Cited from The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Vol. 1, by Frazer
  • Though it was blackened by contact with the coal, she was certain of its real nature. Cited from The Captain of the Kansas, by Louis Tracy
  • You will be surprised to find as many as thirty or forty heads in every hundred so blackened. Cited from Agriculture for Beginners, by Burkett, Stevens and Hill
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Meaning of blacken

  • verb Make or become black
    The smoke blackened the ceiling, The ceiling blackened