darken (v.) Old form(s): darkned
obscure, eclipse, deprive of fame
AC III.i.24[Ventidius to Silius] ambition ... rather makes choice of loss / Than gain which darkens him
Cor II.i.251[Sicinius to Brutus, of the people and Martius] their blaze / Shall darken him for ever
Cor IV.vii.5[Lieutenant to Aufidius] you are darkened in this action
Per III.ii.28[Cerimon to First Gentleman, of nobleness and riches] Careless heirs / May the two latter darken and expend
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