One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) having brown or black skin.‘Australia's first inhabitants were dark-skinned nomadic hunters’
- ‘When I was in Kerala I photographed a scene of dark-skinned Indians in line in front of a movie billboard depicting all light-skinned actors.’
- ‘The native inhabitants of Melanesia, called Melanesians, are characteristically dark-skinned with frizzy hair.’
- ‘Inspired by his hero H. L. Mencken, always on the lookout for hypocrisy, Thurman found it in the uneven way that color prejudice is applied to dark-skinned women.’
- ‘Did people of African origin, and other dark-skinned people, face such discrimination?’
- ‘I was fourteen or fifteen, already into my diet and exercise phase, tall, muscular, and dark-skinned.’
- ‘A dark-skinned woman with a cane stepped out of the elevator.’
- ‘All of a sudden, a beautiful dark-skinned girl walked in, her black hair sweeping behind her in a flowing curtain.’
- ‘He was a wonderful dark-skinned white man with jet-black hair who was often mistaken for a light-skinned black man.’
- ‘For their part, the dark-skinned highlanders were amazed to confront men so pale that they seemed like spirits of the dead.’
- ‘On a serious note, Acosta adds, "Most difficult to take in was that princely roles were only danced by the blue-eyed, blond males and not dark-skinned ones - even in Cuba."’
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