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Word: stygian

Definition: unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead


Sentences Containing 'stygian'

A few years later a rogue quicksilver (a human-like creature that can transform into a silver being) and a rebel Dark angel/stygian (an experiment gone wrong that created humans with wings) escaped into the wastelands to hide.
At the same time, Ascalante has a unique slave named Thoth-Amon, formerly a powerful Stygian wizard, who has fallen on hard times since he lost a magic ring which was the source of his power.
My soul, from this strait prison-house set free, As o'er the Stygian lake it floats along, Thy praises singing still shall hold its way, And make the waters of oblivion stay.
The trombones double the vocal lines, creating an "unearthly Stygian quality of sound".
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