stark

Part of speech: adverb

Completely; utterly.

Part of speech: adverb

Starkly.

Part of speech: adjective

Stiff or rigid, as in death; stubborn.

Part of speech: adjective

Complete; utter.

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Usage examples "stark":

  1. His whole mind was suddenly in a wild turmoil of stark fears. - "The World with a Thousand Moons", Edmond Hamilton.
  2. How appealing the sight of that hurried, casual writing of a hand now stark in death! - "Emily Brontë", A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson.
  3. The dim, flickering rays of the tallow candle wandered over the features now grown stark and rigid with the death- chill. - "Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing", T. S. Arthur.