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1As dark as ink:‘the cold inky blackness of a Mexican cave’
black, jet-black, jet, pitch-black, pitch-dark, pitch, black as pitch, coal-black, black as night, sable, ebony, darkView synonyms
- ‘Ike turned off the TV with a clap of his hand and the room was pitched instantly into inky blackness.’
- ‘It is inky dark, with fireflies flashing in the trees and a gibbous moon hanging over Venus.’
- ‘Everything was dark, inky black except for the image floating before him.’
- ‘Dark, inky black clouds swathed over the sun and blotted out the sky like a curtain of stormy nightfall.’
- ‘However, the sun was soon down below the horizon and the sky was covered with inky blackness, but her brothers were still nowhere to be seen.’
- ‘It felt much like a cathedral, with smooth walls of dark stone that soared up into an inky blackness.’
- ‘The full moon was shining brightly through the inky blackness.’
- ‘She gripped the iron edges and suspended herself in the inky blackness, as she heard footsteps going through the corridors.’
- ‘They pulled open the warped wooden door and stepped into the inky dark of the carousel.’
- ‘With a gasp from the motors and a jolt, the ship surged into the overwhelming blackness of space, inky dark except for the sprinkling of stars.’
- ‘When he looked into the huge chasm all he could see was the darkest black, the inky color of the unexplored depths of an ancient cave.’
- ‘A hundred feet out the ocean began to churn and boil with a dark inky color.’
- ‘She looked down at her hands, seeing nothing but inky blackness.’
- ‘Suddenly she hands me her torch and wonders off into the thick inky blackness of night.’
- ‘She wasn't just there on Halloween night - she was there every night… Especially on dark, inky black winter ones.’
- ‘This inky dark Cabernet Sauvignon is that seductive siren.’
- ‘His eyes were a dark brown, almost inky brown, black in a sense.’
- ‘I looked up and around me was a infinity of space, stars glittered at me as the last of my home fell away leaving me drifting, drifting away slowly into inky blackness and glimmers of white.’
- ‘There was a bed covered in rich dark green blankets, the window revealed an inky black night.’
- ‘The only redemption to the inky blackness was her lone lamp.’
2Stained with ink:‘bureaucrats with inky fingers’
- ‘He had been trying to coordinate a week of anti-war campaigning on campus and had just wiped inky fingers across one of the pristine T-shirts.’
- ‘I'll put my inky fingers up and admit that such a truncation popped into my mind straight away.’
- ‘Sometimes too many keys rose at once and jammed together, so his fingers were all inky from pulling them apart.’
- ‘He takes strand of her two-tone hair and twists it in his inky fingers.’
- ‘My fingers are a bit inky after reading, mind - anyone else getting that?’
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