The sky darkened and it started to rain.
Her face darkens to a deep red when she gets angry.
The wood will darken as it ages.
The bad news darkened his mood.
The last days of her life were darkened by illness.
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Recent Examples on the WebRefrigerate the stuffed poblanos and the sauce separately for up to 3 days; the sauce may darken over time.
Bill Esparza, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2022 When the feature is active, any wallpapers with a depth effect will be removed and the screen will darken.
Chris Smith, BGR, 4 Sep. 2022 The plane’s interior boasted a better cabin climate to reduce jet lag, big overhead bins and large windows that darken with the touch of a button rather than a pull-down shade.
Andrew Tangel, WSJ, 26 June 2022 When the vegetables begin to darken just slightly at the edges, take the pot off the heat.
Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2022 The residents of Kharkiv were required by emergency decree to darken their homes at night, so as not to provide Russian planes or artillerists with targets.
James Verini, New York Times, 19 May 2022 Add the onion, season with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and several grinds of black pepper and cook, stirring, until the onion starts to darken at the edges, about 6 minutes.
Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2021 The outlook for the rest of the year may darken further.
New York Times, 29 Apr. 2022 He's only allowed to write stories that will darken the world.
Samantha Highfill, EW.com, 18 July 2022 See More
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