sunless

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sunless filled or abounding with clouds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sunless Destitute or deprived of the sun or its rays; shaded; shadowed. "The sunken glen whose sunless shrubs must weep."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sunless Destitute of the sun or of its direct rays; dark; shadowed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sunless without the sun: deprived of the sun or its rays: shaded: dark
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Quotations

  • Oscar Wilde
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    “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sunne; Ice. sunna, Ger. sunne.

Usage

In literature:

On sunless days and in the twilight, the water seemed as black as night.
"Tom Slade's Double Dare" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
How could I be anything else when the particular world I live in has been sunless all these weeks?
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
The road stretched out in front of her empty and sunless.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
A red sun had risen on the camp, but in the scrub it ceased to shine, and the first open space was as sunless as the dense bush.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
It was these sunless hours that were the problem.
"Christopher and the Clockmakers" by Sara Ware Bassett
The shivering, sunless days!
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
Even now we keep down those on the sunless side, which grieves him deeply.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
From this sunless nook, this narrow niche, I began my study of Boston, whose historic significance quite overpowered me.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Wherein hath Fortune worn thee so, That thou, midst sunless houses sad, confused lands, must go?
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
We are all of one mind, that Czerny will seek to rush the house under cover of the darkness, and in this the sunless day must help him.
"The House Under the Sea" by Sir Max Pemberton
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In poetry:

Forget that he, to foil a curse,
Did, on that altar-hill,
Sun of a sunless universe,
Hang dying, patient, still!
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
But is it God?—Once more the fear
Of No God loads my breath:
Amid a sunless atmosphere
I fight again with death.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
Yet, walking in the old dear ways
This sunless summer day,
A sadness crowns those early days
I would not wish away.
"The Old Familiar Ways" by Alexander Anderson
Ought I to turn and enter
into this black cliffside?
Or sink down beside you, Eggert,
in the sunless depths where you died?
"Ólafsvík Headland" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
She hastens on through sunless gloom
To a vista opening wide;
A marble fountain sparkles there
With sweet flowers by its side.
"Alexander And Zenobia" by Anne Bronte
SLEEP, little flower, whose petals fade and fall
Over the sunless ground;
Ring no more peals of perfume on the air —
Sleep long and sound.
Sleep — sleep.
"Lullaby Of Life" by Samuel John Stone

In news:

Glo On The Go Sunless Tanning.
A sunless, rainless room indoors.
What Fran's Reading: Anne Perry's "A Sunless Sea".
Sunless ss tanning goods are the most popular perhaps the natural skin care field that can create a getting brownish naturally effect.
Sun Tan City's Sunless Tanning Event Benefiting March of Dimes Louisville.
Women who often use sunless tanners -- those creams and sprays that fake a tan -- may reduce their sunbathing time and tanning bed use, according to a new study.
Studies Suggest Sunless Tanning Products Have Role to Play in Cancer Prevention Strategy.
Sunless tanning has long been promoted as a safe alternative to sunbathing and tanning bed use.
The Best Sunless Tanners and Tips on How to Apply.
I decided to by one of those sunless tanning sprays.
Sunless Tanning Disasters Caught On Camera.
Infinity Sun, a specialist in sunless tanning, made a foray into lip care with Avance Balme ($3.49).
Anne Perry's A Sunless Sea: A mystery for the masses .
A British plan to drill into a sunless lake deep under Antarctica's ice in December could show the risks.
The particular sunless tanning creams, sprays, as well as lotions of the earlier didn't produce a great result, would they.
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