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nyctophobia, scotophobia.
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There was no response, for a moment, in that deep darkness and that graveyard hush.
Once the flame appeared so near the road, that even in the darkness around us I could watch the driver's motions.
It was all very indistinct: the heavy smell, the big unmeaning shapes, the obscene figures lurking in the shadows, and only waiting for the darkness to come at me again
It came into the scullery no more; but I lay all the tenth day in the close darkness, buried among coals and firewood, not daring even to crawl out for the drink for which I craved.
At length I saw the lamp rise softly, and disappear in the depths of the ceiling; my chamber was filled with darkness and obscurity, but I made a strong effort to penetrate this darkness and obscurity.
Make her feel the presence of the living God, who beholds all the past, to whom the darkness is as noonday; who is waiting now, at the eleventh hour, for her to turn to him, and confess her sin, and cry for mercy--now, before the night of death comes, and the moment of pardon is for ever fled, like yesterday that returneth not.
When he woke he was in darkness, and was quite at sea as to his whereabouts.
I dared not attempt to halt in the darkness of any of the many intersecting corridors, for I knew nothing of the direction they might take.
Peer as I would I could not penetrate the darkness, and then I listened intently for the sound of breathing near me; but except for the noise of the rapids, the soft scraping of the boats, and the lapping of the water at their sides I could distinguish no sound.
Why, doctor, can you light up such darkness as this?
Come but one pace nearer, and we will put out the moon like a wind-blown lamp, as we who dwell in her House can do, and plunge the land in darkness.
Amid the general rumble, the groans and voices of the wounded were more distinctly heard than any other sound in the darkness of the night.