pitch dark

pitch dark

very dark; as dark as pitch. I couldn't see anything outside because it was pitch dark. The room was pitch dark, and I couldn't find the light switch!
See also: dark, pitch
References in classic literature ?
The night was warm and cloudy and although it was not yet eight o'clock, the alleyway back of the Eagle office was pitch dark.
It was almost pitch dark now, and only the stars lit up the Glass Mountain.
It got to be pitch dark, at last, and the multitude groaned with horror to feel the cold uncanny night breezes fan through the place and see the stars come out and twinkle in the sky.
As it was now pitch dark within their tiny aerie they lay down upon their blankets to try to gain, through sleep, a brief respite of forgetfulness.
Sir Nathaniel switched off the electric light, and when the room was pitch dark, he came to Adam, took him by the hand, and led him to a seat set in the southern window.
The men crept noiselessly within the pitch dark interior until they came to the sleeping form of one of the Dyak women.
It was pitch dark, but Lawrence was following with the candle, and by its feeble light we saw that the bed had not been slept in, and that there was no sign of the room having been occupied.
Who could intercept us on such a night as this, pitch dark, when one does not see more than twenty yards before one?
Far and wide the sky was flaring with the red glare that leaped from rows of towering chimneys--for it was pitch dark when Jurgis arrived.
We, being men, took a dark lantern that was standing on Brittle's hob, and groped our way downstairs in the pitch dark,--as it might be so.
The young Englishman's feet hunt almost to the surface of the water--closer than he knew, for all was pitch dark below as above him.
It was almost pitch dark now, and the snow grew deeper every moment.
It was pitch dark and very oppressive under his hood.
It was a quiet, warm, clear night--a real Petersburg night of early June; but in the dense avenue, where he was sitting, it was almost pitch dark.
The place was pitch dark, but it was evident to me that it was an empty house.