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darkly


adverb

  1. so as to appear dark.
  2. vaguely; mysteriously.
  3. in a vaguely threatening or menacing manner: He hinted darkly that we had not heard the last of the matter.
  4. imperfectly; faintly.
adv.

Old English deorclice “darkly, horribly, foully;” see dark + -ly (2).

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