darkening darkening  /ˈdɑr kə nɪŋ/


  1. (n) changing to a darker color
  2. (adj) becoming dark or darker as from waning light or clouding over


  1. A mysterious disease is plaguing the capital and people are protesting, but the teenagers are blithely unconcerned about the darkening world around them.
  2. The once-vulnerable black moth, becoming indistinguishable against the darkening bark, found it easier to survive and multiply.
  3. Some scientists will record the reaction of animals to the sudden darkening.


  1. Free enterprise: Immigration debate and economic research

    This week's thunderous storm clouds, darkening the sky over D.C., were an apt representation of the mood in the capital as the Senate started the debate on amendments to the bill that promises to overhaul the nation's immigration system.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Savannah Morning News

  2. Rain suspends play at U.S. Open, derecho possible later in day

    ARDMORE -- Play was suspended at 8.36 a.m. due to the threat of lightning under darkening clouds early in today's first round at the U.S. Open golf championship.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

  3. Golf-Play suspended at stormy U.S. Open

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes ARDMORE, Pennsylvania, June 13 (Reuters) - Play was suspended at 8.36 a.m. (1236 GMT) due to the threat of lightning under darkening clouds early in Thursday's first round at the U.S. Open golf championship. The siren sounded after just under two hours of play had been possible at rain-softened Merion Golf Club where severe thunderstorms and high winds have been forecast ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "We cannot lose a day, because every day the economic picture is darkening," President Obama said.
    on Jan 27, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: MSNBC

  2. At the Israeli prime minister's residence, his first stop after landing in Israel, Cheney said, "We must not, and will not, ignore the darkening shadows of the situations in Gaza, in Lebanon, in Syria and in Iran and the forces there that are...
    on Mar 22, 2008 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: FOXNews

  3. "Najib is already blamed for quickly transforming the political atmosphere in the country to an increasingly gloomy and darkening landscape, coupled with grave concerns about his suitability, integrity and legitimacy," said Lim Kit Siang, an...
    on Apr 2, 2009 By: Lim Kit Siang Source: Washington Post

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