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Word: murky

Definition: dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom

Sentences Containing 'murky'

A murky red and yellow sky, and a rising mist from the Seine, denoted the approach of darkness.
But lurking behind the laughter and stories is a murky episode from their past that continues to haunt them.
Do thou, therefore, O Rhadamanthus, who sittest in judgment with me in the murky caverns of Dis, as thou knowest all that the inscrutable fates have decreed touching the resuscitation of this damsel, announce and declare it at once, that the happiness we look forward to from her restoration be no longer deferred."
GĂ©ricault's palette is composed of pallid flesh tones, and the murky colours of the survivors' clothes, the sea and the clouds.
He flicked the horse with his whip, and we dashed away through the endless succession of sombre and deserted streets, which widened gradually, until we were flying across a broad balustraded bridge, with the murky river flowing sluggishly beneath us.
I have read ye by what murky light may be mine the lesson that Jonah teaches to all sinners; and therefore to ye, and still more to me, for I am a greater sinner than ye.
If clothes are hung out on a damp, murky day they do not dry, because the air contains all the moisture it can hold, and the moisture in the clothes has no chance to evaporate.
It needs scarcely to be told, with what feelings, on the eve of a Nantucket voyage, I regarded those marble tablets, and by the murky light of that darkened, doleful day read the fate of the whalemen who had gone before me.
It was a murky confusion--here and there blotted with a colour like the colour of the smoke from damp fuel--of flying clouds, tossed up into most remarkable heaps, suggesting greater heights in the clouds than there were depths below them to the bottom of the deepest hollows in the earth, through which the wild moon seemed to plunge headlong, as if, in a dread disturbance of the laws of nature, she had lost her way and were frightened.
Like many of van Eyck's works, and those of the Early Netherlandish painters in general, the painting's provenance is murky before the 19th century, when the form, unfashionable for so long, underwent reappraisal. Ink markings on the reverse detail a crosslet over a pair of horizontal bars possibly recording a merchant's or previous owner's mark or emblem; however it is incomplete and no identification has been made.
Long, highly sensitive whiskers and front paws help the sea otter find prey by touch when waters are dark or murky.
Nicholas Cho of Murky Coffee further defined the Third Wave of Coffee in an often-referenced online article and earlier in his interview in March 2005 on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" program.
Of all the players on that team whose performance was murky, it was Flack, who had multiple strange errors and was picked off twice in one game, who had the most suspicious performance.
Roger Ebert gave it 2.5/4 stars, saying that the movie "wraps up their story in too tidy a package, insisting on finding the upbeat in the murky, and missing the chance to be more thoughtful about this challenging situation."
Still, the long, long night seemed heavy and hopeless as ever, and no promise of day was in the murky sky.
This water is however murky and scarce, and all historical attempts to colonise the island failed due to the impracticability of communal agriculture.
To attain this underwater effect, most performers use a "half-pedal," so that the dampers of the piano are only slightly off of the strings, creating a murky, muffled sound (measures 71-82).
What followed was a nine-hour interrogation, delving into the murky points of theology.

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