I called him from a dank hotel room in Guatemala and broke it off.
Next thing he knows, the rebel is waking up in a dank cave centuries later.
Bodies in mortuaries, bodies in ponds, bodies under houses, and in dank boarding houses.
Twenty-four thousand Allied paratroopers had already hurtled into the dank gloom all over Normandy.
She suffered no more beatings—just solitary confinement in an underground cell always dark and dank and cockroach-infested.
From her gleaming neck down to the ground was dank, shapeless form.
She smiled, put back her hand and brushed the dank hair from his moist brow.
The dank, decaying vegetation, the dimness, the very airlessness of the sweltering valley—all this is not merely heat.
They lay in the dank and chilly dawn as though death had reaped the field.
Laden with its salt scent, the dank vapor had enveloped an old house on the "brew" behind the town.
c.1400, earlier as a verb (early 14c.), now obsolete, meaning "to moisten," used of mists, dews, etc. Perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Swedish dank "moist place," dänka "to moisten") or German (cf. Middle High German damph, Dutch damp "vapor"). Now largely superseded by damp (adj.). Related: Dankness.