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from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. partially devoid of light or brightness


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  • The semidark was a soothing balm after the tension in the brightly lit living room.

    Thieves Like Us

  • ASX itself is planning to launch a semidark-pool offering later this year called VolumeMatch that will keep orders anonymous but display prices.

    Asia Seeks Deep End for Dark Pools

  • Once more under the blanket, in the stuffy semidark, he was aware of his mother sighing and at last stealing quietly away.


  • Standing on a rail in the semidark, he ran the rope through the pulleys, made a loop in one end and handed the other to Arkady.

    Three Stations : An Arkady Renko Novel

  • Edgar worked in the semidark, manipulating and bringing ruin.


  • It was semidark inside as usual, and the smells of beer, booze, bodies, and pub food filled the air, as usual.

    Third Strike

  • IT WAS SUNNY OUTSIDE but semidark in the cavernous building where normally every variety of coach and carriage was on display.

    City of Glory

  • He let the pages fall open, and there in the semidark of twilight he read through several columns of characters.

    Heaven Lake

  • The bedroom was very quiet and semidark when Lucas came out of the bathroom.

    Hunting Fear

  • Warren McIntyre, who casually attended Yale, being one of the unfortunate stags, felt in his dinner-coat pocket for a cigarette and strolled out onto the wide, semidark veranda, where couples were scattered at tables, filling the lantern-hung night with vague words and hazy laughter.

    Flappers and Philosophers


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