What does the word darkling mean?

Usage examples for darkling

  1. Here, secluded from vexed shores, the prince and princess of the island meet: here like darkling nightingales they sit, and into eyes and ears and hands pour endless ever- fresh treasures of their souls. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. But Sibyl found a shaky voice, after an interval of gulping, though she was unable to lift her eyes, and the darkling lids continued to veil them. – The Turmoil A Novel by Booth Tarkington
  3. Who will wonder at the shade Of sorrow darkling on his troubled brow, As he reflects on what may not be now? – The Song of the Exile--A Canadian Epic by Wilfred S. Skeats