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- adj. Darkened to the degree that something appears almost black in color.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of blacken.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. darkened by smoke
- adj. (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood
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Meanwhile, Robert Downey, Jr. declines an offer to do Arctic Thunder in blackened face.
I loved the way it was slightly blackened from the fire.
The vacuum sucked the oxygen from his lungs, his veins exploded as his blood broiled and his skin blackened and cracked as it froze.
He was covered head to toe in blackened flesh and stage blood.
He ran up the ladder, and soon my portmanteau blackened the hatchway, and a great straining and squeezing began.
The deck of the cruiser was torn and blackened from the German fire; here and there were sailors in bandages.
A thousand times Mildred asked herself, "How can I go out and face the world with my name blackened by this great cloud of shame?"
So lonesome that there were times when life looked absolutely worthless; when the blue devils made him their plaything, and he saw Billy Louise looking scornfully upon him and loving some other man better; when he saw his name blackened by the suspicion that he was a rustler -- preying upon his neighbors 'cattle; when he saw Buck Olney laughing in derision of his mercy and fixing fresh evidence against him to confound him utterly.
The accused gets his name blackened, the prosecutor gets his name out as an “advocate for women,” and he doesn’t even have to go to trial. the only thing left to do in this case is to sue the guy in civil court and bankrupt him.
Yes, I pretty much expect to see my name blackened all over the internet for saying so.