dark days


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dark days

Times of extreme misfortune or difficulty. The company struggled on through some dark days several years ago, but it has since established itself as a dominant force in the market. With the population increasing exponentially, the environment crumbling, and world economies so unstable, I fear there are some truly dark days ahead.
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Poor Jo, these were dark days to her, for something like despair came over her when she thought of spending all her life in that quiet house, devoted to humdrum cares, a few small pleasures, and the duty that never seemed to grow any easier.
When he was cold in the dark days of rain, or thirsty in a prolonged drouth, his discomfort engendered first of all thoughts of Meriem's welfare--after she had been made warm, after her thirst had been slaked, then he turned to the affair of ministering to his own wants.
Doubts thronged on her of the dark days to come; dread beset her of the hidden danger which her own silence toward Norah and Magdalen might store up in the near future.
I am now writing of those dark days in the past, when the railway and the electric telegraph were still visions in the minds of inventors.
tis a grevous long time that, and many dark days have we seen together sin’ it.
Then came my dark days, and my explosion with Madame Nioche.
So we went on for a few of those dark days, Raffles very glum and grim, till one fine morning the Yeomanry idea put new heart into us all.
It was near noon before we set out; a dark day with clouds, and the sun shining upon little patches.
They buried Amelia's mother in the churchyard at Brompton, upon just such a rainy, dark day as Amelia recollected when first she had been there to marry George.
A terrible sheet of lightning burst before their eyes, illuminating the dark day, and the thunder rolled wildly about them.
It's pretty obvious that I'm deploring of it and I would hate to see a return to those so-called dark days of football," Hodgson told a news conference on Thursday.
Its national secretary for public services Rehana Azam said: "Today's Conservatives seem intent on dragging us back to the dark days of the past.
light to use on cold dark days he carried it down the stairs to a corner
When Helen, who has great potential as demon-fighter, is asked to join Dark Days Club, she has some decisions to make: should she continue her quest to make a good marriage and take her place in genteel society, or follow in the steps of her unjustly accused mother?
This DDO consists commitment during the dark days of the year of surveillance staff and bikers.