- nounADJECTIVE▪ complete, pitch, total, utter▪
The building was in pitch darkness.▪ deep, inky▪
the inky darkness of the tunnel▪ gathering, growing▪
It was becoming impossible to see the map in the gathering darkness.VERB + DARKNESS▪ be plunged into▪
The electricity failed and the house was plunged into darkness.▪ lie in, stand in▪
The valley lay in darkness.▪ penetrate, pierceDARKNESS + VERB▪ close in, come, descend, fall▪
We arrived at the town just as darkness fell.▪ envelop sb/sth, surround sb/sth▪ swallow sb/sth▪
The room was swallowed by darkness.▪ lift▪
We waited for the darkness to lift.PREPOSITION▪ in (the) darkness▪
The building was in darkness.▪
Her eyes seemed to glow in the darkness.▪ into the darkness▪
The car disappeared into the darkness.▪ out of the darkness▪
A figure appeared out of the darkness.PHRASES▪ the hours of darkness▪
The bombing took place during the hours of darkness.▪ under cover of darkness▪
They moved from place to place under cover of darkness.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.