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Twilight meaning

twilight - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The light perceived before the rising, and after the setting, of the sun, or when the sun is less than 18¡ below the horizon, occasioned by the illumination of the earth's atmosphere by the direct rays of the sun and their reflection on the earth.
  2. 2. faint light; a dubious or uncertain medium through which anything is viewed.
  3. 3. Seen or done by twilight.
  4. 4. Imperfectly illuminated; shaded; obscure.
  5. 5. Faint light just after sunset and just before sunrise; any faint light.
  6. 6. Of twilight; faintly lighted.

twilight - examples of usage

  1. They usually set off in the twilight of a fine evening. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. For an hour, the long, high twilight was enough to assure her that the man was still following the trail. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. Moreover, in falling, they let go the rope; when they rose again they looked round in the twilight, but could find no trace of it. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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