[ US /ˈtɛnəbɹəs/ ]
  1. dark and gloomy
    a tenebrous cave
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How To Use tenebrous In A Sentence

  • We have grown to expect people to be tenebrous, to be evil.
  • I remember how I liked to feel his presence around me, to hear that deep, tenebrous voice.
  • These essays don't feel as incisive as some of Steiner's other works, ones where he has more space to expand his ideas, but that's not entirely a bad thing -- I much prefer this book to such books as Grammars of Creation, where Steiner himself lights up some tenebrous incense of oracularity. Archive 2009-05-01
  • In the context of this exhibition, the shift is announced in a tenebrous work by Vittore Belliniano, a very obscure artist, but also a very good one, who has learned all that is most important from Giorgione and Giovanni Bellini regarding the breathing, lifelike depiction of the human face and form. The Man of Sorrows Motif Over Time
  • a tenebrous cave
  • His greatest scenes happen at night, and the characters in these tenebrous situations are seen, like specters, emerging from shadows.
  • Wings of tenebrous leather tore through my T-shirt, and my fangs and claws became disproportionate to my size as I turned into the uber vamp. Crossed
  • The skin on my back broke open and I looked sideways at the tenebrous wings that sprung forth. Crossed
  • How-ha grunted, and yielded up the obedience she could not withhold; though, as she went down the stairs to the door, in a tenebrous, glimmering way she wondered that the accident of white skin or swart made master or servant as the case might be. CHAPTER 19
  • He has been so little read that four specimens of his different manners -- the early "tenebrous" style of _The A History of Elizabethan Literature
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