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Tenebrous  adj.  Dark; gloomy; dusky; tenebrious. "The most dark, tenebrous night." "The towering and tenebrous boughts of the cypress."

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"Tenebrous" Quotes from Famous Books

... on and on, At last in one far tenebrous depth unite, Impalpable as darkness, and as light, Scents, sounds, and colours meet ...
— Recent Developments in European Thought • Various

... left Herr Hippe's house cautiously, and directed their steps towards Mr. Pippel's bird-shop. Golosh Street was asleep. Nothing was stirring in that tenebrous slum, save a dog that savagely gnawed a bone which lay on a dust-heap, tantalizing him with the flavor of food without its substance. As the gypsies moved stealthily along in the darkness, they had a sinister and murderous air that would not have failed to attract the attention of the policeman ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 24, Oct. 1859 • Various

... man of fact, the ordered efficient will, was dimly conscious of forces other than physical ones, beyond,—not recognizable as motives,—self-created and impelling, nevertheless; forces welling up from the tenebrous spaces in the depths of his being, beneath conscious life. And at last, something higher than Judgment ...
— Together • Robert Herrick (1868-1938)

... across it flew The swift grey tenebrous shape he knew, Like a thing of smoke it crossed the sky, The witch! he said. And he heard a cry, And another came, and another came, And one, grown duskily red with blood, Floated an instant across the moon, Hung like a dull fantastic flame . . . The earth has veins: they throb ...
— The House of Dust - A Symphony • Conrad Aiken

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