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  • adj. superlative form of dusky: most dusky.

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Examples

  • When Morris at last arrived, they sat together for half an hour in the duskiest corner of a back shop; and it is hardly too much to say that this was the happiest half-hour that Mrs. Penniman had known for years.

    Washington Square

  • They are all the colors of reality, from lightning through gold to the duskiest rose, but each one singingly keen.

    Explorations

  • September daylight, watery and uncertain, and very different from the golden purity of California's September sunshine, fell in pale oblongs upon the polished floor of a certain London drawing-room, and battled with the dancing radiance of a coal fire that sent cheering gleams and flashes of gold into the duskiest corners of the room.

    The Story of Julia Page

  • ` All you that in the condemn'd hole do lie, 'groaned the Bellman of St. Sepulchre's in his duskiest voice, and they who held revel in the condemned hole prayed silence of their friends for the familiar cadences:

    A Book of Scoundrels

  • St. Sepulchre's in his duskiest voice, and they who held revel in the condemned hole prayed silence of their friends for the familiar cadences:

    A Book of Scoundrels

  • He tried to see the face of this maid, who showed a perversity that was unequalled in an experience by no means limited, but she stood in the duskiest part of the dim hall, and he failed.

    The Candidate A Political Romance

  • It may be said that when his fancy was strongest and keenest, when it was most itself, then the dark Puritan tinge showed in it most richly; and there cannot be a better proof that he was not the man of a sombre _parti-pris_ whom M. M.ntégut describes, than the fact that these duskiest flowers of his invention sprang straight from the soil of his happiest days.

    Hawthorne (English Men of Letters Series)

  • That acceptance (it is more than mere submission) makes a thread of perfect gold all through the duskiest life-pattern.

    Gardening by Myself

  • But just within the archway, in its duskiest corner, there sat all day a living picture, a dark and handsome woman, apparently thirty years old, who was unveiled.

    The Gypsies

  • Such is Commerce, which shakes the cocoa-nut and bread-fruit tree in the remotest isle, and sooner or later dawns on the duskiest and most simple-minded savage.

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

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