plunge into darkness

idiom

: to cause (a place) to suddenly become dark
The city was plunged into darkness from the earthquake.

Examples of plunge into darkness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At night, many cities plunge into darkness to save energy. Karina Zaiets, USA Today, 24 Dec. 2022 Over the next hour, more and more of the lunar surface will plunge into darkness as the moon will slowly move into the Earth’s shadow. Dean Regas, The Enquirer, 10 May 2022 The cutting of the undersea cables and the resulting plunge into darkness was the demonstrable fact that, when discussed around the conference table, proved Beijing had crossed the red line. Elliot Ackerman, Wired, 2 Mar. 2021

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“Plunge into darkness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plunge%20into%20darkness. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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