- v become dark or darker
The sky darkened
- v tarnish or stain
a scandal that darkened the family's good name
- v make dark or darker
darken a room
- The metaphysics of the possibilities can flare and darken.
- To be honest, that hope began to darken as I thumbed through the production notes prior to a screening of Get Smart.
- An America where the gay bars darken their windows to hide ashamed patrons, and an America where straight people stand in line to get into gay clubs.
- Tom Tancredo in International Herald Tribune
Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado recalled that White House aide Karl Rove had once told him "never darken the door of the White House."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Interactive Investor
This year, the year of your visit here, may reveal an opportunity for us and our neighbors, to attain peace. While many political clouds still darken the horizon, and the voices of incitement obscure the sound of peace, and much violence converged... Shimon Peres http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimon_Peres&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNF2kPtUa5OhC08gNdErEKR7OWjL2Q Ha'aretz http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1084577.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE91PwoB5xFdMNngOesTN50ZD5A7w May 10, 2009
24910 33624 darken In such a crisis environment we cannot darken our future by bowing to the wishes of the IMF," Erdogan told a regional meeting of his ruling AK Party.