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.
"A lot of football clubs have dark days, a lot of football clubs go through poor periods in their history, and we certainly have done that.
WITH the abrogation of Article 370 dark days are ahead not only for the people of occupied Kashmir but of India and Pakistan too.
Maryam Nawaz termed the ongoing times under PTI regime as 'Dark days'.
A report by the Wales Audit Office has praised Anglesey's level of internal scrutiny - a far cry from its previous dark days which once saw it dubbed the "most corrupt" in the UK.
The power is too great, walls are destroyed, and along with the wedding party, members of Dark Days Club find themselves relocating to the duke's more remote ancestral home.