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The terror and ugliness of Maule's crime, and the wretchedness of his punishment, would darken the freshly plastered walls, and infect them early with the scent of an old and melancholy house.
No doubt her life is darkened by the cloud that darkens yours.
The mystery which darkens Sir Percival's life was not born with your daughter's birth, and has not died with your daughter's death.
He is weary of this place where the fear of these people darkens our lives.
This smoke (or flame, perhaps, would be the better word for it) was so bright that the deep blue sky overhead and the hazy stretches of brown common towards Chertsey, set with black pine trees, seemed to darken abruptly as these puffs arose, and to remain the darker after their dispersal.
Awful and threatening scowls darken the face of the West Wind in his clouded, south-west mood; and from the King's throne-hall in the western board stronger gusts reach you, like the fierce shouts of raving fury to which only the gloomy grandeur of the scene imparts a saving dignity.
And some, contrariwise, darken their virtue in the show of it; so as they be undervalued in opinion.
Straightway a great flock of wild crows came flying toward her, enough to darken the sky.
Then let my lords darken the moon, and save the maiden's life, and the people will believe indeed.