1. With imperfect light, clearness, or knowledge; obscurely; dimly; blindly; uncertainly.
What fame to future times conveys but darkly down. --Dryden.
so softly dark and darkly pure. --Byron.
2. With a dark, gloomy, cruel, or menacing look.
Looking darkly at the clerguman. --Hawthorne.
adv 1: without light; "the river was sliding darkly under the mist"
[syn: in darkness]
2: in a dark glowering menacing manner; "he stared darkly at