Sometimes, indeed, a few embers of intellect were seen among the clergy; but the brightness of their scintillation was owing to the blackness of death with which they were contrasted.
Bending over the hole, as soon as my eyes became accustomed to the blackness of its depths, I could just make out the shimmer of Gungana's head-ring some way down.
Even now I walk upon the very edge of the darkness of death, and look forth into the blackness of its night.
Strange, uncouth whisperings seemed to sound beneath, rising upward from the blacknessof the pit.
Now the night drew on, and there was a rush of stars out into the blackness of the heavens, and I dared not move because of the holes and pitfalls which lay around.
Another and another followed, and then the blackness of the smoke ceased, and it rose blue and clear, and a gasp and shiver of wonder ran through our people, for the grass around the old Mosutu was blazing.
The beast had vanished into the blackness of the jungle.
During the next few minutes all worked hurriedly, so as to complete making camp before the blackness would handicap them.
She went to the door, opened it a little way, and peeped out: the morning was a chaos ofblackness and snow and wind.
The masts of the vessels moored on the near bank disappeared from view, and only a red lamp or two shone against the blackness of the hulks.
There she sat in the shadow, clad in white and purple, and with the red gold of the snake of royalty in the blackness of her hair.
Without Beck's love there was nothing for her, she had come to believe and she experienced a strange, little-girl feeling, fleeing toward the protecting arms that could comfort and hold her safe from the blackness that was elsewhere.
For an interminable time blackness seemed to hold.
I must observe, that the ideas of darkness and blackness are much the same; and they differ only in this, that blackness is a more confined idea.
Blackness is but a partial darkness; and therefore it derives some of its powers from being mixed and surrounded with colored bodies.
Perhaps it may appear on inquiry, that blackness and darkness are in some degree painful by their natural operation, independent of any associations whatsoever.
Jack waited for some time to see if it reappeared, but the shore remaining in perfect blackness he saw no good in delaying further, and weathering the Point, with its spine of jagged rocks running out to sea, ran straight for Wynport.
Behind them two other figures came out of the blackness and stood just below the boys, as if watching the proceedings.
But, in truth, Sir Harry's blackness was still the result of vacillation.
Blackness such as that will be all condoned, and the sheep received into almost any flock, on condition, not of repentance or humiliation or confession, but simply of change of practice.
If the blackamoor was to be washed white, the washing must be carried out at all times, at all seasons, and in every possible manner, till the world should begin to see that the blackness was going out of the skin.
Blackness in a male sheep in regard to the other sin is venial blackness.
As soon as he had completely imbibed them, his hair and beard laid by their whiteness and assumed the blackness of youth; his paleness and emaciation were gone; his veins were full of blood, his limbs of vigor and robustness.
The little paths they were soon threading, paths strewn with limestone dust, wound like white threads among the rocks and through the blackness of the firs.
Loughrigg rose boldly to my left against the night sky; I could see the rifle-butts and the soft blackness of the great larch-plantation on the side of Silver How.
On the trigger of every gun there would be a twitching finger, and all the while the blackness round them would be pierced and rent by distant spurts of flame.
I forgot Desiree and Harry; I lost all consciousness of where I was and what I was doing; the silent fury of the stream and the awful blackness maddened me; I plunged and struggled desperately, blindly, sobbing with rage.
Some forty-eight hours passed; in that perpetual blackness there was no such thing as day.
There was nothing to be seen save the blackness of space.
Then out of the blackness to windward a swift towering crest reared up--a high wall of moving water, winged with leagues of tempest at its back.
M'Innes, clutching wildly, passed into the blackness below.
The biggest cab driver Hall had ever seen outside of the United States bounded into the lobby from the blackness of the San Hermano night.
On the plateau, the airport lights blended with the brown-orange shades of dusk; in the city the lights cut through the classic blackness of night.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "blackness" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word. Other words: black; dark; darkness; ebony; gloom; night; oblivion; obscurity; sable; shade