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a dark and stormy night
When Maggie woke up, it was still dark.
When they left, it was already starting to get dark (=become dark at the end of a day).
The room went dark and the movie screen flickered into life.
He was dressed in a dark suit with a white shirt.
There were dark patches on the walls where water had soaked through.
She glanced up at the dark clouds above the cliffs.
This is the American English definition of dark. View British English definition of dark.
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