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twilight
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The War of the Worlds
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  • The sunset faded to twilight before anything further happened.
  • They saw the flashes and the men falling and an invisible hand, as it were, lit the bushes as it hurried towards them through the twilight.
  • Now at the time we could not understand these things, but later I was to learn the meaning of these ominous kopjes that gathered in the twilight.
  • One has to imagine, as well as one may, the fate of those batteries towards Esher, waiting so tensely in the twilight.
  • It was deep twilight when the captain cried out and pointed.
  • But my fixed idea of reaching Leatherhead would not let me rest, and in the twilight I ventured out again.
  • At the sight of that we crawled as circumspectly as possible out of the twilight of the kitchen into the darkness of the scullery.
  • Every minute a fresh gun came into position until, before twilight, every copse, every row of suburban villas on the hilly slopes about Kingston and Richmond, masked an expectant black muzzle.
  • The twilight had now come, the stars were little and faint, but the pit was illuminated by the flickering green fire that came from the aluminium-making.
  • I could not clamber among the ruins to see it, and the twilight was now so far advanced that the blood with which its seat was smeared, and the gnawed gristle of the Martian that the dogs had left, were invisible to me.
  • One may picture, too, the sudden shifting of the attention, the swiftly spreading coils and bellyings of that blackness advancing headlong, towering heavenward, turning the twilight to a palpable darkness, a strange and horrible antagonist of vapour striding upon its victims, men and horses near it seen dimly, running, shrieking, falling headlong, shouts of dismay, the guns suddenly abandoned, men choking and writhing on the ground, and the swift broadening-out of the opaque cone of…

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  • It is a beautiful picture taken in twilight.
  • I awakened to a twilight sky, but did not know if the sun was setting or rising.

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