Examples of blacken in a Sentence
Fire had blackened the field.
The sky blackened as the storm approached.
Their false accusations failed to blacken my reputation.
a presidency blackened by scandal
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Digital confirmation of the nearly invisible locust swarm filling the blackening sky and now streaming south.
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First Known Use of blacken
BLACKEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blacken for English Language Learners
: to make something dark or black or to become dark or black
: to hurt the reputation of (someone or something)
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